On September 22, China Energy Investment Corporation held its 2020 Conference on Scientific and Technological Innovation to review the company’s technological innovation work, analyze current situations and tasks, and make arrangement for the key work in the next step.
Chairman Wang Xiangxi stressed at the meeting that scientific innovation work should be focused on improving innovation capability, solving major scientific problems and developing a professional team. He also made following requirements: First, implement the company’s 10 key scientific and technological projects. Second, enhance efforts to promote scientific and technological innovation system construction, deepen scientific research system reforms, strengthen R&D platform construction, and advance reforms in science and technology investment. Third, promote the building of a technological innovation team, the introduction of technological talents, and the development of high-caliber professionals. Fourth, promote intellectual property creation and achievement transformation and develop strategic emerging industries such as hydrogen energy, stored energy, low carbon urban energy sources, and coal-based new materials. Fifth, strengthen intelligent technology research and development in various industries, improve the production operation and coordinated scheduling information system, and achieve autonomous control of cyberspace security.
China Energy has made remarkable achievements in scientific and technological innovation in recent years. Under its umbrella are four directly-administered research institutes and 12 national research and development platforms, which combine to form an independent R&D system that involves think tanks, frontier technology institutes, specialized research institutes and R&D platforms. The company also runs three collaborative innovation centers. So far, China Energy has received three first prizes and 34 second prizes of National Science and Technology Award and five China Gold Patent Awards, independently cultivated three academicians, and invited seven academicians to serve as chief scientists. All this provides important support for creating a world-class energy conglomerate with global competitiveness.