2.3 Publicity

2.3.1 Demonstration at 2010 Shanghai World Expo
 
In the Life and Sun Shine Pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo, JiaoLong Wheelchair successfully provided six-month demo application for a great number of visitors. During the Shanghai World Expo, the delegation from UK partner, Queen's University Belfast, visited the Life and Sun Shine Pavilion and experienced the JiaoLong Wheelchair.

The project team members provided the demos of the JiaoLong intelligent wheelchair for the President Peter Gregson and delegation of the Queen's University Belfast in the Life and Sun Shine Pavilion of the Shanghai World Expo on Sept. 13, 2010.


2.3.2 The Exhibit of 2010 China International Industry Fair

   

  1. 2010 China International Industry Fair was held in Shanghai on Nov. 9-13, 2010.
  2. The collaborative measurement and control system based on hybrid network towards the Internet of things oriented applications was shown at 2010 China International Industry Fair.
  3. Prof. Jingqi Fu introduced the system for the members of awards committee.
  4. The general manager of the members of awards committee commented that the exhibit is the best industrial automation exhibits what he seen, regardless of the degree of innovation or technical level.
2.3.3 The Exhibition in 2010 China International Industry Fair

 

The collaborative hybrid network control systems have been exhibited in Chinese Artificial Intelligence Fair on Sep. 16-18, 2011.

2.3.4 UK Concrete Show (February 2012)
From 22-23 February 2012, QUB’s UK-China Science Bridge project team exhibited at the UK Concrete Show in Coventry. This event was designed to bring together a wide range of industry players – including ready mix and pre-cast concrete producers, specifiers, specialist contractors, engineers, and architects – to discuss innovations, products, and technical matters. At the exhibition, QUB showcased a number of innovations which form an integral part of the UK-China Science Bridge project. This included ‘FlexiArch’, a flexible arch system for constructing sustainable concrete arch bridges and tunnels, and various in situ test methods and embedded sensors for assessing the performance of concrete structures. Also presented was a new education and training programme in the field of ‘concrete technology and construction’, developed as part of the Science Bridge project.

 

2.3.5 ‘UK Innovations 2010’ international exhibition, Shanghai (03-18 September 2010)
From 03-18 September 2010, QUB participated in the international exhibition ‘UK Innovations 2010’ in Shanghai as organised by the Cultural and Education Section of the British Embassy. UK education is world renowned for breaking new ground in research, creativity, innovations and development. The remit of ‘UK Innovations’ was to assemble some of the most creative, interesting and exciting elements of UK education directly to China. It aimed to inspire the target audience to go out and discover more about the UK, the research and development that is currently happening, and the variety and diversity of the motivation that is the driving force behind these advances. The specific aims of the event were to:
  1. Raise the profile of innovative and student interest UK education in design, product development and innovation;
  2. Engage interest in the relevant UK institutions research and development in every sector, the arts, sciences and research development;
  3. Help promote the UK as an international creative industry and research sector hub;
  4. Create media coverage for both UK education and participating institutions both in the education press but also the wider press both in China and the UK.


At the exhibition, QUB showcased a number of innovations which form an integral part of the UK-China Science Bridge project. This included ‘FlexiArch’, a flexible arch system for constructing sustainable concrete arch bridges and tunnels, and various in situ test methods and embedded sensors for assessing the performance of concrete structures.