Zhangjiagang Science & Technology Festival had its grand opening on May 18, 2011 and the theme of the festival is "Talents: key to research transformation and upgrade". The festival calls for an all-round deepening of talents cooperation, which fuels the research innovation and modernization in Zhangjiagang. JAAS Secretary Zhao Xihua of CPC Party Committee attended the opening ceremony and signed technology cooperation framework agreements with Zhangjiagang People's Municipal Government.
According to the agreements and considering Zhangjiagang's goal to set up a second leading demo station, JAAS will give full play to its research and talent strengths and establish long-term and all-round strategic cooperative relationship with Zhangjiagang during the Twelfth Five-Year Plan period. JAAS will set up cooperation platforms, strengthen independent innovation and development, accelerate technology transfer and actively promote agriculture modernization in Zhangjiagang and help Zhangjiagang to take the lead in the realization of agriculture modernization in Jiangsu Province.