On June 26, the launching ceremony of the 4th Agricultural Science Open Day was held by the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences and the “Online Agricultural Science Open Day” event was held at the Horticultural Innovation Center of the National Agricultural Science and Technology Innovation Park. Wu Kongming, President of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Zhang Hecheng, Secretary of the Party Group of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Pang Xiaodong, Deputy Director of the Science Popularization Department of the China Association for Science and Technology, and Sun Fajun, Deputy Director of the Science and Education Department of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, attended the ceremony. The event invited media such as CCTV Agriculture and Rural Channel, Guangming.com, China Youth Daily, Weibo, WeChat, Bilibili, Douyin, and other media to conduct live interaction, and the two districts of “AI Vertical Farm on the Cloud” and Horticultural Innovation Center were linked. More than 5 million people have experienced the new National Agricultural Science and Technology Innovation Park through live broadcast.
Ten years of innovation park, growing together with agricultural modernization
Since establishing the National Agricultural Science and Technology Innovation Park in 2009, it has focused on promoting the integrated development of agricultural science and technology innovation, achievement transformation, and model output. Through the innovative operation of AgriGarden Company, remarkable achievements have been made in market-oriented technology research and development and achievement transformation, and it has gradually become an important window for the protected agricultural technology innovation research and development platform in China, achievement transformation incubation platform, and international exchange and cooperation. More than 40 foreign heads of state and dignitaries have paid visits here, and it has gradually become a world-renowned Chinese agricultural business card. The innovation park unveiled in this live broadcast event is a national agricultural science and technology innovation park that has been renovated and upgraded for three years.
The newly completed National Agricultural Science and Technology Innovation Park aims at the major needs and cutting-edge core technologies for the development of the facility horticulture industry. Relying on scientific research and innovation platforms, the park has built three functional areas: a vertical farm, a collaborative innovation laboratory, and a horticultural innovation center.
AIFarm Vertical Farm
AIFarm vertical farm is the world’s first innovative integration of a new production carrier that combines an intelligent greenhouse roof, wall system, and steel structure building form. It is the first real vertical farm in China. A 19-story intelligent unmanned plant factory, Vertical AIFarm, has been built in the vertical farm to give full play to the function of an urban farm and carry out research and demonstrations on the emergency supply of urban vegetables and the reduction of urban food carbon footprint.
Top 10 Collaborative Innovation Labs
Adhering to the concept of “open sharing, integrated innovation,” the innovation park has built 10 collaborative innovation laboratories, including leafy vegetables, fruit vegetables, raspberries, strawberries, digital horticulture, and intelligent equipment manufacturing. The park combines high-quality scientific research resources, high-tech enterprises to achieve cross-border cooperation, and collaborative innovation to promote China’s protected agriculture to achieve fast and healthy development.
Horticultural Innovation Center
The Horticultural Innovation Center is an industrial innovation component of the National Agricultural Science and Technology Innovation Park, with a total area of more than 10,000 square meters. It has laid out five functional areas: the flower industrialization scene demonstration area, the agricultural science and technology achievement exhibition area, the AI flower factory planting laboratory, the agricultural S&T achievement exchange area, and the S&T achievement entrepreneurship incubation area. It aims to gather industrial ecology through the gathering of resource elements such as talents, technology, capital, and services, serve the transfer and transformation of scientific and technological achievements, facilitate transactions, and promote the high-quality development of the agricultural industry.
The Agricultural S&T Achievement Exhibition Area has 2,650 square meters of exhibition space with more than 120 booths for international and domestic high-quality agricultural science and technology enterprises and groups to settle in. It has large and small conference spaces and various exhibition spaces, which can undertake exhibitions of more than 500 people, agricultural science and technology cities. A variety of exhibition business activities such as gatherings, large-scale conferences, lecture salons, and others. At present, it has brought together the latest scientific and technological innovation achievements of 35 research institutes of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, as well as many high-tech enterprises such as Priva, Viscon, Ammerlaan, and Ridder. The flower industrialization scene demonstration area has created six themed urban gardens and 10 characteristic communication spaces, which can meet diverse communication needs such as lecture salons and business meetings.
The innovative ecological platform welcomes exchanges and cooperation
The National Agricultural Science and Technology Innovation Park is expected to be fully launched in September. As an open innovation ecological platform, AgriGarden will rely on the park’s complete protected agricultural form, national laboratories, and other scientific and technological innovation platforms to gather domestic and foreign scientific research institutes and universities, high-tech enterprises, industry alliance associations, financial capital, local governments, and other supply and demand parties, build a new industrial ecology and promote collaborative innovation of scientific research and industry. Welcome to exchange and cooperation.
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