“The connection between industry and innovation is very important and needs to be strong,” says Prof. Tau Xu from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in a video interview to CIV. He thinks there are two main ways in which the connection needs to happen.
First, Xu thinks that the companies should provide the needs of the market to the scientists, and the two should sit together and discuss what kind of technologies are needed in the short and long term. Secondly, according to Xu, the companies should also help the professors to make the real products.
Xu talks about his own experiences in China, “We sit together and we discuss what kind of technology is needed and we provide the companies with the new technologies that we’re working on.”
Watch the short video interview below: