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Youthful brilliance sparks talent and project wave

ALMS|Updated: November 14, 2023

The 2023 World Young Scientist Summit in Wenzhou closed on a high note, sealing deals for over 200 leading talent projects and collaborations and welcoming 435 top-notch talents. 

With 61 global guests, including four Nobel laureates, and a diverse assembly of over 850 scientists and entrepreneurs from 46 countries, the four-day summit showcased the vitality of international scientific collaboration in Wenzhou.


The 2023 World Young Scientist Summit is held in Wenzhou, Zhejiang province, lasting for four days. [Photo/]

Young scientists and researchers attracted the spotlight, constituting 68% of the 3,040 attendees and 66% of the over 380 speakers. The summit dazzled with a visually captivating opening ceremony, introducing the innovative "Young Scientist SDGs Award." The closing ceremony broke tradition, featuring an exchange session and promoting spontaneous interactions among global youth.


"Young Scientist SDGs Award" was introduced during the opening ceremony. [Photo/]

The summit ignited a wave of initiatives, yielding 12 proposals, plans or white papers of various kinds, and the signing of 110 letters of intent. Collaborations deepened with 317 institutions, resulting in 11 high-impact platforms.

Media buzzed with over 1,200 articles across 110 platforms, including renowned journals like Nature. International exposure soared with over 200 foreign media outlets covering the event, fully enhancing its global influence.


The summit continues to deliver fruits after four-day schedule. [Photo/]

Initiated by the China Association for Science and Technology and the People's Government of Zhejiang province, the World Young Scientist Summit has evolved into a dynamic hub for global scientific talent exchange. Now in its fifth year, it remains a key player in China's youth science and technology diplomacy, connecting the host city with global innovation.

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