Sixth ABB Cup national thesis contest kicks off

Focus on automation innovation and industry upgrade
Promote the sharing of experience and technical communications in automation

Beijing, Jan. 15, 2013 -- ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has signed a contract with the Chinese Association of Automation(CAA) to jointly launch the sixth ABB Cup national thesis contest for Chinese automation engineers recently in Bejing. The theme of this year`s contest is automation innovation and industry upgrade, with the goal of helping China transform a resource-intensive industrial base into a high-efficiency, low-carbon model.

Dr. Chun-yuan Gu (first row, center), head of ABB’s Discrete Automation and Motion division in North Asia and China, attended the signing ceremony

Dr. Chun-yuan Gu, head of ABB’s Discrete Automation and Motion division in North Asia and China, attended the signing ceremony and said: “As a world leader in industrial automation, ABB has long been actively developing innovative technologies and local talents. Our corporate goals match up well with the objectives of this contest, which are to promote the sharing of experience and technical communication, and advance the level of innovation in the automation sector, all of which promotes further in-depth cooperation between ABB and CAA.”

Professor Wang Feiyue, Vice President of the CAA and a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, said: “Currently, automation technology and solutions are key drivers that are improving productivity, resource availability and upgrading the country’s industrial base. By continuously motivating and challenging our automation talents, innovation can deliver sustainable advantages and competition to our industrial sector.”

We are committed to providing a contest that strictly conforms to the highest principles of fair play and openness. ABB and CAA jointly cooperate to contribute on industrial upgrading, energy efficiency and products quality to promote China automation industry development.

The ABB Cup targets people engaged in engineering, technology, design, management, operation and training functions in enterprises, or those who are working as teachers, researchers and developers in colleges and institutes. The process calls for entrants to submit papers until the end of July 2013 and award winners will be announced in October.

The appraisal panel consists of senior professors from first-class Chinese universities and prestigious domestic engineering institutes. This ensures an experienced, authoritative and impartial selection process, based on both theory and practice.

Launched in September 2005, the thesis contest has been held for five consecutive years with exclusive sponsorship from ABB. To date, 2,130 entries from around 3,000 authors have been collected, and 160 papers have been awarded prizes. Five collections of about 400 papers have been published.

ABB ( is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 145,000 people. ABB has a full range of business activities in China, including R&D, manufacturing, sales and services, with 18,300 employees, 36 local companies, and an extensive sales and service network across 80 cities.

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