CTET Hosts the UNSW’S Inaugural Torch Research Roadshow

On 27 May, UNSW Centre for Transformational Environmental Technologies (CTET) , UNSW Sydney's first overseas research centre, hosted the first stop of 2019 UNSW Torch Innovation Precinct Research Roadshow in Yixing, Chia. During this half-day roadshow, a delegation of 12 UNSW researchers met with enterprises, technology transfer platforms and investment institutions from a wide range of fields including health and biotechnology, environment, energy, materials and manufacturing, big data and analysis, imaging and AR/VR.

This inaugural Torch Research Roadshow is designed to drive partnership between UNSW research teams and Chinese businesses and industries with the capital and market access needed to translate research breakthroughs into high-impact new products, processes and services.

CTET, operated through the Torch Innovation Program, is one of the prime platforms for demonstration, development and commercialisation of UNSW innovative environmental technologies across the whole of China. By hosting Torch Research Roadshow, CTET showcased its leading advantage as a knowledge exchange hub across oceans and reiterated its commitment to explore ways working together with industrial partners on research and innovation projects across a range of disciplines and shared challenges.

Scientia Professor T. David Waite, CEO and Executive Director of UNSW CTET

"We are delighted to host the inaugural Torch Research Roadshow. This is a great initiative and CTET is looking forward to researchers and industrial partners establishing a closer collaboration and ties to leverage on each other's strengths to establish outstanding and highly relevant research crossing international borders." Dr. Chao Ji, the manager of CTET, said.
As part of the roadshow, LONGi Solar, a world leading mono-crystalline solar module manufacture, announced to support a R&D collaboration project between CTET and Goldwind, a leading comprehensive wind power solutions provider, by donating its 12 high-efficient PV components.

Following the success of Yixing stop, Torch Research Roadshow Shanghai and Guangzhou stops were held in June.
Founded in 2017, CTET is UNSW Sydney's first overseas research centre which dedicated to driving research and commercial opportunities in environmental protection, especially water treatment, resource recovery and environmental management and sustainability. The Centre is operated through the Torch Innovation program in partnership with Yixing Industrial Park for Environmental Science and Technology, the only hi-tech (Torch) zone focused on the development of an environment protection industry in China.

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