Industry Empowered by Science: Guangming Science City Lures Talent Globally

SHENZHEN, China, July 8, 2022 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/–The 8th Shenzhen Global Shenzhen Entrepreneurs Convention and Guangming Science City Conference kicked off on July 5, and gathered global scientists and leading entrepreneurs together to the southern Chinese city. They’re invited to share their perspectives on how the Guangming Science City will embrace a bright future in terms of […]

SHENZHEN, China, July 8, 2022 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/–The 8th Shenzhen Global Shenzhen Entrepreneurs Convention and Guangming Science City Conference kicked off on July 5, and gathered global scientists and leading entrepreneurs together to the southern Chinese city. They’re invited to share their perspectives on how the Guangming Science City will embrace a bright future in terms of the innovation ecology, the research-enabled economy, the life science and health, and the digital economy.

Fan Jianping, academician of the International Eurasian Academy of Sciences and director of Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology under Chinese Academy of Sciences, said in a keynote speech that Guangming Science city, supported by both the government and the market, is on track to become an innovation hub with large-scale science facilities, research institutes, universities and industrial parks.

To translate scientific exploration into industrial innovation, Guangming Science City has found a way to bridge the science with the market quickly. It is being built into a platform where innovative chain can be integrated with the industrial chain. It pioneered a model, the first of its kind in China, by holding innovation and business in one complex. The model helps bring the latest findings in upstairs labs directly to startups downstairs where their market feasibility and possibilities of mass production can be examined. Also, the researchers can be quickly informed when something needs to be fixed, thus substantially shortening the commercialization cycle and speeding up the science-enabled economy.

Guangming Science City, located in northern Shenzhen, will be built into a place to support a comprehensive national science center. It covers an area of 99 square kilometers and will be home to nine key science and technology facilities, 10 research institutes, two key labs at provincial level, and two research universities. Now, more than 3,000 high-quality researchers from over 150 innovation teams and over 20 academician-led groups are working in the City.

“We’re going to embrace the opportunities of scientific and technological innovation,” said Shang Yuanfang, president of Shenzhen Cellbri Bio-Innovation Technology Company. Shang spoke of how smart manufacturing empowers synthetic biology. Founded in February 2020, Cellbri is a leading biotech company in China specializing in producing the devices for cell and gene therapies.

Cellbri is one of many enterprises that grasped the opportunities brought by Guangming Science City. In the Guangming Investment Promotion Conference, held in Guangming District on July 6, a total of 200 Chinese companies inked 40 deals worth over 60 billion yuan. The contracts cover biopharma, new materials, smart manufacturing, new energy, scientific institute building and financial services.

Guangming District is home to over 78,000 businesses. It sees competitive industrial clusters of UHD video displays, new materials, and smart sensors. Among its star enterprises are China Star Optoelectronics Technology (CSOT), BTR New Material Group, and Sunwoda, a battery manufacturer. The District looks set to build a hub of original innovation to develop science-empowered economy and lure global innovators. In recent years, the enterprises in the district grew by an average of 15.7 percent annually, making it one of the most vibrant and promising area in Shenzhen.

Owing to the industry cluster effect, upstream enterprises in the industrial chain have been attracted to the district. Hengmei Optoelectronic Corporation (HMO), signed in the conference to settle in the district, is an example. HMO, specializing in the development, manufacturing and marketing of polarizers, functional optical films and optical compensation films, is one of CSOT’s suppliers. It plans to move into CSOT’s industrial park to support CSOT’s next-generation panels, according to HMO’s business director Tan Zhimin. “Guangming is now seeing a cluster effect for UHD video display manufacturing. It offers favorable industrial policies that can help businesses reduce costs. That is why we’re optimistic about the district’s growth.”

Top Precision Engineering (TPE), another signee, is attracted by Guangming’s lures for top global talent. The Foshan-based machinery parts manufacturer, built in 2012, is considering to base its R&D headquarters in the district in order to develop cobots and human-machine interaction technologies. Guangming Science City is advantageous in promoting innovation and R&D, luring talent, boosting growth and offering industrial policy support, said TPE’s vice general manager Wang Yangxi. “Guangming enjoys a remarkable ecological environment, and it is a platform by which our company can lure more talent,” he added.

Guangming will roll out a package of policies to support the growth of its major industries. Priority will be given to bringing in outstanding businesses on the industrial chain, commercializing key scientific innovations, building professional platforms for public services, incubating innovative startups and bolstering good climate for tech industries. Public supporting services will also be put in place accordingly.

Source: Guangming Science City

‫اپنے گلوبل ای ایس جی سفر کو بھرپور دوڑ میں شامل کرنے کے لئے ونٹیج نے سُپرکار بلونڈی کو پارٹنر بنالیا

سنگاپور، 8 جولائی، 2022/پی آرنیوزوائر/ — ایک بین الاقوامی کثیر اثاثہ بروکر، وینٹیج (Vantage)،  نے بہت خوشی کے ساتھ یہ اعلان کیا ہے کہ اس نے اپنے عالمی ای ایس جی (ماحول، سماجی، اور گورننس) پروگرام کے افتتاح میں سوشل میڈیا کی مشہور شخصیت الیگزینڈرا میری ‘ایلیکس’ ہرشی، جسے آن لائن سپر کار بلونڈی کے […]

سنگاپور، 8 جولائی، 2022/پی آرنیوزوائر/ — ایک بین الاقوامی کثیر اثاثہ بروکر، وینٹیج (Vantage)،  نے بہت خوشی کے ساتھ یہ اعلان کیا ہے کہ اس نے اپنے عالمی ای ایس جی (ماحول، سماجی، اور گورننس) پروگرام کے افتتاح میں سوشل میڈیا کی مشہور شخصیت الیگزینڈرا میری ‘ایلیکس’ ہرشی، جسے آن لائن سپر کار بلونڈی کے نام سے جانا جاتا ہے، کے ساتھ شراکت داری کر لی ہے۔

دبئی میں مقیم، الیکس ایک اثر و رسوخ کی حامل مقبول خاتون ہے جو لگژری سپر کاروں پر اپنی ہلکی پھلکی ویڈیوز کے لیے بہت زیادہ پسند کی جاتی ہے، اس کے سوشل میڈیا چینلز پر 75 ملین سے زیادہ فالوورز ہیں۔  وہ اس ہفتے کے دوران، سمندر میں سمندری گھاس لگانے کے لیے، سارڈینیا کی ایکسٹریم ای کی  بلیو کاربن سسٹین ایبیلٹی ریس کے اقدام میں حصہ لیتے ہوئے  ، سارڈینیا، اٹلی میں وینٹیج میں شمولیت اختیار کریں گی۔Vantage x SupercarBlondie

یہ ونٹیج اور سُپر کار بلونڈی کے ای ایس جی اسپیس میں اوّلین تعاون کی نشاندہی کرتا ہے۔یہ  شراکت داری الیکٹرک گاڑیوں کی تیاری میں جدت لانے، صنفی مساوات کو فروغ دینے اور موسمیاتی تبدیلی کو نمایاں کرنے پر توجہ مرکوز کرے گی۔

دنیا کو ایک بہتر جگہ بنانے کے لئے ونٹیج کے کارپوریٹ ای ایس جی سفر کے پیچھے اس کے اپنے ملازمیں کا جذبہ کارفرماتھا ۔ مختلف خطوں میں اس کے ملازمین اپنی مقامی کمیونٹی کے لیے رضاکارانہ کام کرنے اور عطیات دینے سے لے کر فنڈ ریزنگ اور تعلیم تک، مقامی ای ایس جی پروجیکٹس کو برسوں سے نافذ کر رہے ہیں۔ ونٹیج  کا عالمی ای ایس جی اقدام ان کوششوں کو باضابطہ بنائے گا، اضافی مدد اور ہم آہنگی فراہم کرے گا، اور اثرات میں  اضافے کے لیے ٹیموں کو وسائل اور خیالات کا اشتراک کرنے کی اجازت دے گا۔

اس سے کمپنی کے فروری میں میک لارین ایم ایکس ایکسٹریم ای کو اسپانسر کرنے کے فیصلے کی تائید ہوتی ہے۔

اس کے علاوہ، کمپنی کئی دیگر ای ایس جی پروگرام بھی شروع کرے گی جس  میں دنیا بھر میں خون کے عطیہ کی مہم، پناہ گزینوں کے لیے فنڈ ریزنگ، اور مالیاتی خواندگی کو بہتر بنانے اور مالی خود مختاری میں اضافے کے لیے ابھرتی ہوئی مارکیٹوں میں مفت مالیاتی تعلیم کے اقدامات کی معاونت کرنا شامل ہے۔

اس پروگرام کو آگے بڑھانے کے لیے، ونٹیج نے پانچ رہنما اصول تیار کیے ہیں، اور ایک ای ایس جی سفیر بھی مقرر کیا ہے، جو اس پروگرام کو مربوط کرے گا اور اس بات کو یقینی بنائے گا کہ تمام وسائل ان علاقوں میں زیادہ سے زیادہ اثرات  کے حامل ہوں جن کے بارے میں لوگ زیادہ فکر کرتے ہیں۔

ونٹیج میں ای ایس جی کی سفیر صوفیہ اسٹارشیوسکا نے کہا، “ہمارے لیے، ای ایس جی محض  ایک فریم ورک یا ایک موقع سے کہیں بڑھ کر ہے جس پر کمپنیاں اور سرمایہ کار جھپٹ  سکتے ہیں۔ ہر ایک کی ذمہ داری ہے کہ وہ مثبت انداز میں اس دنیا میں اپنا حصہ ڈالے جس میں ہم رہتے ہیں۔ ہمارا مقصد اپنے ملازمین کو ای ایس جی  پروجیکٹس میں حصہ ڈالنے کا موقع دے کر ای ایس جی  کو اپنی روزمرہ کی زندگی کا حصہ بنانا اور بالآخر ان کمیونٹیز کو لوٹانا  ہے جن میں وہ رہتے ہیں۔”

ونٹیج کے چیف اسٹریٹیجی اینڈ ٹریڈنگ آفیسر، مارک ڈیسپلیئرز نے کہا، “ہم اپنے ای ایس جی سفر کے آغاز پر صوفیہ ، سپرکار بلونڈی، اور اپنے ملازمین کا تعاون حاصل ہونے پر بہت خوش ہیں۔ یہ واضح ہےکہ اپنے ارد گرد کی دنیا سے تعاون کرنا ایک ایسی چیز ہے جس کی ہمیں واقعی پرواہ ہے اور ای ایس جی  پروگرام کا آغاز، الیکس کے ساتھ ہمارا تعاون، ان تمام کوششوں کو مستحکم کرنے اور شرکت کی حوصلہ افزائی کرنے کا ایک ذریعہ ہے۔ اس میں مرضی یقیناً شامل ہے۔ مسئلہ صرف منظم اور متحرک کرنے کاہے۔ یہ اقدامات صرف آغاز ہیں، اور ہم یہ دیکھنے کے لئے پرجوش ہیں کہ یہ اجتماعی عمل کیا حاصل کر سکتا ہے۔”

ہمارے ای ایس جی  پروگرام کے بارے میں مزید معلومات کے لیے، براہ کرم ملاحظہ کیجئے: https://www.vantagemarkets.com/esg/

ونٹیج (Vantage) کے بارے میں:

ونٹیج (Vantage) ایک عالمی، کثیر اثاثہ بروکر ہے جو کلائنٹس کو فاریکس، کموڈٹیز، انڈیکس اور حصص پر سی ایف ڈیز کی تجارت کے لیے ایک برق رفتار اور طاقتور سروس تک رسائی فراہم کرتا ہے۔

مارکیٹ کے 10 سال سے زیادہ تجربے کے ساتھ، وینٹیج کے پاس اب دنیا بھر میں 30 سے زیادہ دفاتر میں 1,000 سے زیادہ ملازمین/اہلکار  ہیں۔

ونٹیج صرف ایک بروکر سے زیادہ ہے۔ یہ ایک قابل اعتماد تجارتی ماحولیاتی نظام، ایک ایوارڈ یافتہ موبائل ٹریڈنگ ایپ، اور ایک تیز اور آسان تجارتی پلیٹ فارم مہیا کرتا ہے جو کلائنٹس کو تجارتی مواقع سے فائدہ اٹھانے کے قابل

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Vantage partners Supercar Blondie to take its global ESG journey into overdrive.

SINGAPORE, July 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Vantage, an international multi-asset broker, is pleased to announce that it has partnered social media celebrity Alexandra Mary ‘Alex’ Hirschi, known online as Supercar Blondie, in the launch of its global ESG (Environment, Social, and Governance) programme. Based in Dubai, Alex is a popular female influencer best loved for her […]

SINGAPORE, July 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Vantage, an international multi-asset broker, is pleased to announce that it has partnered social media celebrity Alexandra Mary ‘Alex’ Hirschi, known online as Supercar Blondie, in the launch of its global ESG (Environment, Social, and Governance) programme.

Based in Dubai, Alex is a popular female influencer best loved for her light-hearted videos on luxury supercars, with more than 65 million followers across her social media channels. She will join Vantage in Sardinia, Italy, participating in Extreme E’s Blue Carbon sustainability initiative to plant seagrass in the ocean, during the week of Sardinia’s Extreme E race.Vantage x SupercarBlondie

This marks Vantage and Supercar Blondie’s first collaboration into the ESG space. The partnership will focus on driving innovation for electric vehicle production, promoting gender equality, and putting a spotlight on climate change.

Vantage’s own corporate ESG journey was driven by the passion demonstrated by its employees to make the world a better place. Its employees in different regions have been implementing localised ESG projects for their local community for years, from volunteer work and donations, to fundraising and education. Vantage’s global ESG initiative will formalise these efforts, provide additional support and coordination, and allow teams to share resources and ideas to maximise impact.

This underpinned the company’s decision to sponsor McLaren MX Extreme E in February.

In addition, the company will undertake several other ESG programmes including a worldwide blood donation drive, fundraising for refugees, and supporting free financial education initiatives in emerging markets to improve financial literacy and boost financial independence.

To steer this programme, Vantage has developed five guiding principles, and has also appointed an ESG ambassador, who will be coordinating the programme and making sure all resources deliver the most impact possible in the areas that people care about most.

Sofiia Starchevska, ESG Ambassador at Vantage, said, “For us, ESG is more than just a framework or an opportunity that companies and investors can jump on. Everyone has a responsibility to contribute to the world we live in in a positive way. We aim to make ESG a part of our daily lives by giving our employees the opportunity to contribute to ESG projects, and ultimately give back to the communities they live in. ”

Marc Despallieres, Chief Strategy & Trading Officer at Vantage, said, “We are pleased to have the support of Supercar Blondie, Sofiia, and our employees as we embark on our ESG journey. It was clear that contributing to the world around us is something we really care about and the launch of the ESG programme, together with our collaboration with Alex, is a way to consolidate all these efforts and to encourage participation. The will is definitely there. The battle is just organising and mobilisation. These initiatives are just the start, and we are excited to see what this collective action can achieve.”

For more information about our ESG programme, please visit: https://www.vantagemarkets.com/esg/

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Conagen commercializes scalable sweetness enhancers from nature

Teams up with pipeline partner Sweegen for bridging natural solutions with mainstream taste. Bedford, Mass., July 08, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Conagen, the Massachusetts-based biotech firm, announced the commercialization of an expansive portfolio of natural sweetness enhancers for taste modification in sugar reduction solutions for food and beverages. The enhancers are made with precision fermentation, […]

Teams up with pipeline partner Sweegen for bridging natural solutions with mainstream taste.

Bedford, Mass., July 08, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Conagen, the Massachusetts-based biotech firm, announced the commercialization of an expansive portfolio of natural sweetness enhancers for taste modification in sugar reduction solutions for food and beverages. The enhancers are made with precision fermentation, a technology that has led to the innovation of an extensive platform of phenolic antioxidants.

Sweetness enhancers in the market today are made by chemical synthesis or by using an organic solvent extraction method, both of which are time-consuming, labor-intensive, and environmentally unfriendly. Conagen’s precision fermentation method is a preferred, clean, and sustainable method for developing sweetness enhancement compounds.

“These unique molecules are yet another example of how Conagen leverages its molecular platforms and precision fermentation capabilities to create useful ingredients for food and beverage applications. Our ability to rapidly scale modern, clean and sustainable sweetness enhancers provides additional and better options for taste modulation and sugar reduction beyond those enabled by the non-caloric sweeteners already on the market,” said Casey Lippmeier, Ph.D., vice president of innovation at Conagen.

Conagen’s sweetness enhancers belong to a group of natural product molecules called phenolic compounds, found extensively in many plant species. Phenolic compounds are commonly found in vegetables and fruits and are a significant part of the human diet. They are biosynthesized by plants and lichens as secondary metabolites and comprise a diverse group of phytochemicals.

Increasing consumer awareness of chronic diseases such as obesity and diabetes sparks the market pull trend toward zero sugar and low-to-no calorie food and beverages and is expected to continue upward. The health trend drives the growth in new sweetness enhancer technologies for an ever-demanding sugar reduction solutions market. Consumers are seeking ways to improve their diets and are increasingly interested in natural and clean ingredients.

Conagen and its pipeline partner Sweegen, a global leader in wellness-based sugar reduction solutions, have previously teamed up to develop modern natural sweeteners that can replace up to 100% sugar in particular food and beverage applications and bitter blockers to mitigate up to 80-100% bitterness in consumer trending products, such as energy drinks, sauces, and confectionery products with low to no sugar.

“Together, with Conagen, we’re building a bridge of natural solutions with mainstream taste,” said Casey McCormick, head of global innovation at Sweegen. “These new molecules can modulate mouthfeel and boost the sensation of the sweetness of other sweeteners and flavors in food and beverages, leading to a significant reduction in sugar usage.”

McCormick further stated, “Conagen is an ideal innovation partner for Sweegen to continuously build our robust and powerful portfolio and pair it with our first-class sweetener systems. The more sweetness enhancers in our toolbox, the better our exploration and discovery of new ways for food and beverage brands to make healthier products that taste great and resonate with consumers.”

Sweegen has a long-standing partnership with biotechnology innovator Conagen. Conagen focuses on developing sustainable, nature-based ingredients that improve existing options in the market or represent completely novel ingredient solutions.

About Conagen
Conagen is a product-focused synthetic biology R&D company with large-scale manufacturing capabilities. Our scientists and engineers use the latest synthetic biology tools to develop high-quality, sustainable, nature-based products by precision fermentation and enzymatic bioconversion. We focus on the bioproduction of high-value ingredients for food, nutrition, flavors and fragrances, pharmaceutical, and renewable materials industries. www.conagen.com

About Sweegen
Sweegen provides sweet taste solutions for food and beverage manufacturers around the world.

We are on a mission to reduce the sugar and artificial sweeteners in our global diet. Partnering with customers, we create delicious zero-sugar products that consumers love. With the best modern sweeteners in our portfolio, such as Bestevia® Rebs B, D, E, I, M, and N, and brazzein, along with our deep knowledge of flavor modulators and texturants, Sweegen delivers market-leading solutions that customers want, and consumers prefer. Well. Into the Future.

For more information, please contact info@sweegen.com and visit Sweegen’s website, www.sweegen.com.

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PM pays tribute to renowned social activist Abdul Sattar Edhi on death anniversary

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has paid tribute to renowned social activist Abdul Sattar Edhi on his death anniversary.In a statement on Friday, the Prime Minister prayed Allah Almighty to bestow His blessings on Abdul Sattar Edhi for his selfless servi…

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has paid tribute to renowned social activist Abdul Sattar Edhi on his death anniversary.

In a statement on Friday, the Prime Minister prayed Allah Almighty to bestow His blessings on Abdul Sattar Edhi for his selfless service of humanity.

He said Abdul Sattar Edhi is the pride of Pakistan who has spent all his life in the sincere service of humanity.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Payments to Radio Pakistan’s pensioners continue under PM’s directives

Under the directives of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, payments to Radio Pakistan’s pensioners have started.For this purpose, relevant branches of National Bank and Habib Bank are open today on special direction of the Prime Minister. …

Under the directives of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, payments to Radio Pakistan’s pensioners have started.

For this purpose, relevant branches of National Bank and Habib Bank are open today on special direction of the Prime Minister.

The Prime Minister had directed to make payments to the pensioners of Radio Pakistan before Eid-ul-Azha.

Meanwhile, in a tweet Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb termed the initiative a “big gift” for Radio Pakistan’s pensioners from the Prime Minister on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Pakistan urges world to play role for peaceful resolution of J&K dispute

Pakistan has urged the international community to play its due role for just and peaceful resolution of Jammu and Kashmir dispute in accordance with the relevant UN Security Council resolutions and wishes of the Kashmiri people. The call…

Pakistan has urged the international community to play its due role for just and peaceful resolution of Jammu and Kashmir dispute in accordance with the relevant UN Security Council resolutions and wishes of the Kashmiri people.

The call was made in a statement by Foreign Office Spokesperson Asim Iftikhar Ahmed today, on the occasion of sixth anniversary of the martyrdom of iconic Kashmiri youth leader, Burhan Muzaffar Wani.

The Foreign Office said the government and people of Pakistan pay strong tribute to the life and legacy of Burhan Wani for his selfless sacrifice in the struggle of Kashmiris to attain their inalienable right to self-determination.

Calling Burhan Wani as the face of the indigenous Kashmir freedom movement, the Foreign Office Spokesperson said Pakistan urges India to desist from indiscriminate use of force and relentless targeting of Kashmiris especially the youth.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Pakistan calls for urgent “plan of action” to address poverty, hunger

Pakistan has called for an urgent “plan of action” to grapple with poverty and hunger that have been made more acute by the current geo-political tensions, especially for the peoples facing war and occupation for decades.Pakistan’s Permanent Representa…

Pakistan has called for an urgent “plan of action” to grapple with poverty and hunger that have been made more acute by the current geo-political tensions, especially for the peoples facing war and occupation for decades.

Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Munir Akram at an event held at UN Headquarters in New York said the international community must maintain access to food and end supply restrictions, export bans, hoarding, speculation and panic buying of food and fertilizers.

He said supply chains should be kept fully operational, including for processing food and related logistics.

Ambassador Munir Akram also called for moderating food prices, especially for inflation-hit developing countries, through appropriate international, national and market mechanisms.

Source: Radio Pakistan