The Symposium on the Development Strategy of the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics -- the DICP -- and the 70th anniversary celebration of the founding of the institute were held on Sept 19.
Organizers said nearly 400 guests from home and abroad attended the celebration, held in Dalian in Liaoning province.
Some 13 research achievements made by scientists from the DICP were honored as “Outstanding Research Achievements in 70 Years” during the event.
Over the past seven decades, the DICP has conducted scientific research and technology development in various areas. Among the fields are catalytic chemistry, engineering chemistry, chemical lasers and molecular reaction kinetics, modern analytical chemistry and biotechnology.
Since its establishment in 1949, 20 scientists from the institute have been elected academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering. Four have been elected as academicians of The World Academy of Sciences, and one was elected as a member of the Academia Europaea, also known as the Academy of Europe.
Liu Zhongmin, director of DICP, delivered a speech at the celebration. He pointed out that through the years the institute has always adhered its philosophy: “forge ahead with innovation, make joint efforts to overcome difficulties, study rigorously and pursue the first-rate.”
Liu added that inspired and guided by that spirit, the staff of DICP always had the mission of serving the country in mind. They had inherited the excellent culture of the older generation of scientists and made their own contributions to build the DICP into a world-class research institute.
Liu and other leading figures gave reports on various topics at the Symposium on the Development Strategy of DICP in the afternoon.
The other speakers were Lu Dehong from the Research Department of the China International and Strategic Studies, Li Can from the DICP, Nick Johnstone from the International Energy Agency, He Mingyuan from East China Normal University and Liu Ke from Southern University of Science and Technology.
The DICP is the only university research institute in Liaoning province selected as a national innovation demonstration base.
Officials said that as such, it actively runs a full-chain scientific and technological results incubation and transformation service system – covering, among other things, project incubation, entrepreneurship nurseries, incubators and accelerators.
Start-ups can obtain comprehensive financial support from the DICP system, including intellectual property funds, angel funds, venture capital funds and industrial funds.
In recent years, the institute has added strong momentum to the high-quality development of the local economy through continuous upgrades of its scientific and technological mechanisms.
Officials said a series of major research achievements made by DICP scientists had been industrialized in Liaoning province, bringing local business partners an annual output value of more than 5 billion yuan ($703 million).