To speed up the process of converting technological achievements into productive capability, and to enhance support for the enterprise development, the University-Industry Cooperation Committee (UICC) of Tsinghua University was established in 1995, and the overseas-industry branch of this committee was then set up in 1996.
In recent years, UICC has significantly strengthened its collaboration and coordination with its members by further enhancing its services to them. As a result, it has helped to promote collaboration on setting-up key projects and constructing university-industry platforms.
Member enterprises of the Committee
At present, the University-Industry Cooperation Committee (UICC) has more than 20 domestic members, such as the State Grid Corporation of China, China Mobile, Huawei, China Huaneng, COMAC, China FAW, Three Gorges Group, CITIC Group, Bank of China, China Merchants Group, etc. Besides them, overseas members include some well-known multinational companies and institutions, such as Toyota, Microsoft, Intel, Hitachi, BP, Procter & Gamble, Nissan, KONE, Daikin, etc.
UICC emphasizes the importance of holding conferences on a regular basis. Such conferences offer an excellent opportunity for entrepreneurs, experts, scholars and government officials to share information and exchange ideas on important scientific, technological and societal issues. These conferences are usually in the form of annual conferences or special forums on selected topics.