Siemens digital trend
Siemens leads digital trend by helping develop intelligent manufacturing talents
•2017 “Siemens Cup” China Intelligent Manufacturing Contest successfully concluded
•Listed as one of the core events of the 2017 BRICS Competition
•Fulfilling the renewed MoU on Educational Cooperation, and working with China’s MOE to drive development of innovative talents
Today, the 2017 “Siemens Cup” China Intelligent Manufacturing Contest final award ceremony was successfully held at Shanghai Institute of Technology. This year marks the 11th anniversary of the “Siemens Cup” China Intelligent Manufacturing Contest. It is officially listed as one of the core events of the 2017 BRICS Skills Development and Technology Innovation Competition (BRICS Competition), and also tasked with organization of the closing ceremony of the 2017 BRICS Competition and the related forums during the final. Lasting half a year, the 2017 “Siemens Cup” event attracted over 2,800 local teams composed of approximately 10,000 contestants. In addition, it also attracted participants from South Africa and Russia for the first time.
“As China’s industrial transformation and upgrading continuously deepens, we can truly sense the increasingly urgent demands of companies for engineering talents,” said Wang Haibin, Executive Vice President of Siemens Ltd., China and General Manager of Digital Factory Division, “Building on our more than 170 years of experience in advanced engineering technologies for electrification, automation and digitalization, Siemens will continue working with China’s Ministry of Education (MOE) and various universities, and strengthen collaborations with enterprises to lead the future of digital age together by developing more excellent engineering talents, thus helping deliver the ‘Made in China 2025’ strategy.”
At the award ceremony, Professor Wu Qidi, former vice minister of Education, chairman of China Engineering Education Professional Accreditation Expert Committee, remarked, “Currently, China is experiencing industrial transformation, so we need a lot of manufacturing talents and build a fully-fledged talent pipeline system. We expect more companies having advanced experience in the industrial domain like Siemens to join in and make contributions to the cultivation of manufacturing talents for China. ”
To address the requirements for engineering talents, the 2017 event splits the Continuous Process Control category and the Logic Control category into four categories by design & development and application & implementation. Plus the previous Motion Control, Industrial Information Design and Development, Intelligent Innovation and Development, Industrial Hardware Development and the newly added Industrial Software Development, the 2017 event has a total of 9 categories. Through a series of selections in 12 divisions across China, finally 1,300 contestants competed in the final. In order to enhance college-enterprise collaboration, a College-Enterprise Cooperation Forum was held under the theme of “Talent Cultivation in the Transition and Upgrading”, together with the Preliminary Meeting of Intelligent Manufacturing College-Enterprise Alliance, aiming to attract more enterprises to jointly explore a new road for China’s talent cultivation.
Co-organized by MOE Institution of Higher Learning Teaching Guidance Committee for Automation Specialty, Siemens Ltd., China and Chinese Association for System Simulation (CASS), the “Siemens Cup” China Intelligent Manufacturing Contest is an event to develop and select technical and innovative talents required by intelligent manufacturing under the framework of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Education Cooperation signed between Siemens and the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China (MOE). Since its inauguration in 2006, over 8,000 teams composed of more than 30,000 students from 300 universities or colleges, nearly 80% of China’s engineering and technical ones, have attended the contest. Up to now, the program has developed tens of thousands of excellent engineering talents for China’s industrial transformation and upgrading.
Over years, Siemens has been committed to making contribution to the development of local engineering talents and vigorously collaborating with China’s MOE. In February 2011, Siemens signed the MOU on Educational Cooperation with the MOE, and from 2011 to the end of 2015, Siemens has invested cash, and equipment software equivalent to total RMB 711 million in education in China. In May 2016, Siemens renewed the MoU on Educational Cooperation with the MOE, in a bid to boost cultivation of innovation-oriented talents for China’s national strategy “Made in China 2025” under the framework of Sino-German cooperation. In addition to the organization of the “Siemens Cup” China Intelligent Manufacturing Contest, Siemens also drives promotion and deployment of advanced technologies in China’s universities by trainings for teachers, engineering education, development of degree programs and construction of laboratories, paving the way for the development of excellent engineering talents.