Shenzhen Nanshan and Global Innovative Talent Join Hands at the X-Lake Forum

The 2023 X-Lake Forum



SHENZHEN, China, Nov. 20, 2023 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/--


From November 15 to 20, the 2023 X-Lake Forum is held at the Xili Lake

International Science and Education City in Nanshan District, Shenzhen. Global

leaders in science and education convened in Shenzhen to discuss the trends of

open and integrated development with the keywords "Frontier, Reform,



The opening ceremony of this year's X-Lake Forum was highlighted by the release

of major achievements. At the event, seven major scientific and technological

achievements were announced, including introducing major scientific and

technological infrastructure and unveiling specialized colleges, which involved

emerging strategic industries and areas such as AI large models, integrated

circuits, and flexible electronics. The achievements came in large quantity and

high quality and spanned various fields, fully demonstrating Shenzhen's

strength in innovation and fruitful progress in high-quality development.


This year's X-Lake Forum consisted of one opening ceremony and plenary meeting,

13 parallel forums, and multiple supporting events.


At the opening ceremony, the Spatial Planning Outline of the Xili Lake

International Science and Education City was released. Its goal is to build the

Xili Lake International Science and Education City into a sustainable "city of

landscape, innovation, livability, and intelligence."


The Xili Lake International Science and Education City is located in the

northern part of Nanshan District in Shenzhen, with a planned area of 69.8

square kilometers. It boasts the richest scientific and educational resources,

the highest density of high-caliber talent, the strongest scientific and

technological innovation capabilities, and the most advanced level of

industrial development in Shenzhen. The Xili Lake International Science and

Education City gathers 35 full-time academicians, 4,900 high-caliber experts,

and over 86,000 students and faculty members and houses over 500 national,

provincial, and municipal-level innovation carriers.


According to many professionals in science and technology innovation, the Xili

Lake International Science and Education City, the Nanshan iPark nearby, and

the favorable atmosphere for innovation in Nanshan demonstrate Nanshan's

promotion of integrating universities, industrial parks, and communities to

enhance the local appeal to talent and innovation capacity.


Meng Qinghu, a professor at the Department of Electronic and Electrical

Engineering of the Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech),

serves as the chief scientist of Yuanhua Robotics, Perception and AI

Technologies (Shenzhen) Ltd. in the field of surgical robots. The company is

located in Nanshan iPark, adjacent to the SUSTech, providing convenience for

Prof. Meng to provide technical guidance to the company while teaching.


This year's forum highlighted the innovation capabilities of young people. It

not only invited many young scientists and student representatives but also

hosted an innovation forum focused on international young scientific and

technological leaders.

The X-Lake Forum was held in 2021 and 2022 and was well received by society. It

has evolved into a prestigious forum with global impact, fully demonstrating

the characteristics of the GBA and the features of integrated innovation.


Source: The 2023 X-Lake Forum