Vice President Jia Wu of Shandong Academy of Agricultural Sciences (SAAS) led a delegation for an academic visit to JAAS from March 24 to 25, 2014. JAAS Vice President Zhou Jiannong hosted the reception and both sides held extensive discussions on establishment and management of a specialized fund for seed industry development.
During the meeting, JAAS VP Zhou extended warm welcome to the delegation and introduced the history, development and research priorities of JAAS sci-tech industries. SAAS VP Jia claimed that, SAAS made concerted efforts with China National Seed Group Co., Ltd. and Modern Seeds Development Funds in academy-industry cooperation in 2013. The first seed industry fund, partly supported by the government and operated under market mechanism, has been established. It is and will be an arduous task to explore new operation modes and promote industry upgrade under new circumstances. Jia also maintained that JAAS practices shed light on SAAS’d development and hoped for more comprehensive cooperation.