According to a post by professor Marios Dikaiakos on 21st October 2018, the Centre 4 Entrepreneurship renew its collaboration with TUSHoldings and TUSPark in China. That’s great news for the University of Cyprus. Building connections with one of the most advanced countries in innovation globally is important for further development.
The C4E in their partnership section mentions: “The Centre for Entrepreneurship (C4E) and Tus Holdings Co. (Tus Holdings), the company operating and managing the Tsinghua University Science Park have signed an Agreement aiming at the establishment of a training platform for education in entrepreneurship, innovation and international business, technology transfer, research commercialization and high technology business collaboration. Also, the two parties aim to collaborate in joint proposals in EU- funded research and other regional initiatives.”
A few words about TUS holdings
Tus-Holdings, set up on July 24th , 2000, is the former Tsinghua University Science Park (TusPark) Development Center founded in August 1994. TusHoldings is an S&T investment holdings group established in reliance on Tsinghua University focusing on S&T services. It takes full responsibility for developing, constructing, operating and managing TusPark, and it’s one of the first National Demonstration Enterprises in modern service industry. It’s the controlling shareholder or shareholder of over 800 listed & non-listed enterprises, including Tus-Guhan, Tus-Sound, 21Vianet Group, BIOREM, TUS International, Tus-Design, ChineseAll, Beijing Enterprises Clean Energy, GigaDevice, CICTEC and Tus-Tuwei etc., and the total assets under its management have exceeded RMB 200 billion.
As the flagship product of TusHoldings, TusPark is currently the largest single university science park in the world, with a total area of 770,000 square meters, and more than 1500 enterprises having been settled in the park. At present, TusPark has become a gathering place for multi-national corporation R&D headquarters, China technology enterprise headquarters as well as innovative start-ups. It has become an important platform of Tsinghua University to serve the society and promote regional innovation, as well as a famous brand in China and even in the global science park industry.
With more than two decades of development and exploration, TusHoldings has accumulated a wealth of experience in the planning, construction and operation management of science parks, and established a high-caliber management team, actively promoting the organic interaction between innovative resources and the regional economy and successfully building up a global innovation service network with more than 200 incubators, science parks and science cities as the carrier. The radial network of TusHoldings covers major cities in mainland China such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen etc., as well as more than 80 cities and regions at home and abroad including Hong Kong, Macau, the USA, the UK, Italy, Russia, Australia, Switzerland, Holland, Sweden, South Korea, Thailand, Egypt, Brazil, etc., becoming a major force of China's S&T innovation system.
TusHoldings actively responds to the national strategy of innovation-driven development in implementation of Tsinghua University’s role of serving the society. Under the overall objective of “Striving to become a Chinese leader and a global model of S&T service industry”, and “Becoming an engine of strategic emerging industries”, TusHoldings develops a synergistic clustering innovation business structure featuring “Science Parks, S&T Industry, and S&T Finance” three-in-one and forms a unique “Technology, Industry and Capital”, “Park, Industry and Finance”, “Government, Enterprise and University” multidimensional triple helix development model. TusHoldings’ S&T industry segment focuses on five strategic emerging industries such as “environmental protection, new energy, big health, digital economy and new materials” and supporting industries such as education, culture and sports. By “incubation + investment + mergers and acquisitions + alliances” strategy, Tusholdings has quickly formed a full industrial chain layout in various industries, effectively strengthened and improved the company’s S&T innovation ecosystem, and become an S&T service provider with comprehensive business capabilities.