Innovation is the soul of a nation’s progress and an inexhaustible motive force for a country’s prosperity. The essence of science and technology is innovation. China is a developing country. To catch up with developed countries, the key is to rely on innovation. Only by putting the basic point of scientific and technological progress on enhancing the ability of independent innovation and continuous innovation can we realize the leap-forward development of science and technology in China and truly grasp the initiative of development. Without innovation, it is subject to people; without innovation, it is impossible to catch up with developed countries.
The public is being invited to the 5th Biennial National Science and Technology Conference and Exposition at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel from November 19 to 20.
The two-day event, organised by the Scientific Research Council (SRC) under the theme ‘Science, Technology and Innovation in Business: Facilitating trade and global competitiveness,’ will run from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day.Manager for the Information Services Division at the SRC, Kerry-Ann Curtis, told JIS News that the theme was selected to emphasise the need for the region “to ensure that we are not just importers of innovation, but that we innovate as well, treating science as a business”.”We want to see how we can translate science from just being a laboratory-based activity in the minds of people to it being relevant and effective for trade and our lives in general,” she added.