TusPark to speak at Future Cities Forum's 'Science Cities'
Above: The Bradfield Centre, home to TusPark UK, on the Cambridge Science Park - pictured at night (courtesy Trinity College Cambridge)
Chief Operating Officer of TusPark Cambridge, Dr Wei Meng, will be joining our discussions at 'Science Cities' at Newham College in February 2023.
Wei is Head of Innovation and Director of Operations at TusPark and the Bio-Innovation Centre. His focus is on scale up companies investment, new energy/materials, biotech, medtech, and artificial intelligence. For over seven years he has been helping British and Chinese businesses collaborate through partnership and programmes. He has a Doctorate in next generation battery technology, and an MPhil in Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, both from Cambridge University as well as a BA in Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology from Tsinghua University.
In January 2018 Trinity College Cambridge and TusPark, the science park development body of Tsinghua University, agreed a £200 million joint venture to catalyse a new phase of renewal and investment in Cambridge Science Park.
The then Master of Trinity, Sir Gregory Winter signed the landmark agreement with Tus-Holdings Chairman, Wang Jiwu, at an event in Beijing attended by the UK’s Secretary of State for International Trade, Dr Liam Fox, and President of China Health Information and Big Data Association Jin Xiaotao. Rory Landman, the then Senior Bursar of Trinity College, who was instrumental in arranging the agreement, attended Future Cities Forum's first Cambridge event in 2019, with both AstraZeneca and Oxford University Hospitals.
Trinity College says that the collaboration between it and TusPark, has involved the development of five office/research buildings, amounting to 350,000 square feet, including a state-of-the-art Bio-Innovation Centre – a first for Cambridge Science Park. The Bio-innovation Centre provides labs and offices for early stage companies and inventors working on a wide range of healthcare products and technologies, including non-invasive diagnostics, new classes of drugs, novel surgical techniques, and new ways of monitoring patients in their homes after treatment.
It states that the Bio-Innovation Centre complements Bradfield Centre, which opened in July 2017, enabling synergies between entrepreneurs in different sectors and new applications of technologies such as artificial intelligence, virtual reality, imaging and machine learning in healthcare. The Bradfield Centre is a collaboration between Trinity College and the Department for Business Enterprise and Industrial Strategy that aims to foster growth and collaboration in the Cambridgeshire region’s ever-expanding technology cluster. The joint venture with TusPark which is part of Trinity College’s wider strategy for Cambridge Science Park marked an important phase of renewal investment in the oldest part of the Park. Other elements of the collaboration include academic exchanges between Trinity and Tsinghua University.
TusPark Cambridge is the latest addition to TUS Holdings’ ‘Science Park + Incubation + Investment’ development model.
Tus-Holdings Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as TUS), set up on July, 2000, is the former Tsinghua University Science Park (TusPark) Development Centre founded in August 1994. TUS is an S&T investment holdings group established in reliance on Tsinghua University focusing on S&T services.
TUS says it has developed a model integrating incubation services, financial investment, entrepreneurship training, open innovation, and an end-to-end financial service platform. It invests in seven sectors including clean energy, new materials, digital information, environment protection, life sciences, education and training, and culture and sports. Unique Triple Helix Model — ‘Science park + Investment + Incubation’ of TusPark has been helping enterprises grow their businesses. It has incubated over 10,000 enterprises, over 40 of which have been successfully listed.