On the morning of September 10, the foundation stone laying ceremony of the Cambridge University - Nanjing Centre of Technology and Innovation was held in Jiangbei New District. Zhang Jinghua, member of the Standing Committee of Jiangsu Provincial Party Committee and Secretary of Nanjing Municipal Committee, Stephen Top, President of Cambridge University, Ma Qiulin, Vice Governor of Jiangsu Province, Alice Feilun, Vice President of Cambridge University, Xu Ningsheng, President of Fudan University, Lv Jian, President of Nanjing University, President of Southeast University Zhang Guangjun, Vice President of Tsinghua University, You Zheng, Vice President of Peking University, Tian Gang, and Vice President of Zhejiang University, He Lianzhen, attended the meeting.
After the groundbreaking ceremony, the Cambridge University China Partnership Building Forum was held. The guests discussed the topics such as the cooperation between Cambridge University and China and the operation of the Cambridge University - Nanjing Centre of Technology and Innovation.
Heads of Cambridge University, Peter Phillips, Richard Prager, Chu Daping, Tony Vidapuig, heads of some companies and R&D institutions, Tan Yue, Cui Genliang, Fu Guanhua, Liu Qing, Zhou Wensheng, City Leaders Luo Qun, Xu Weihai and Jiang Yuejian participated.