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The Semiconductor Lighting Project R&D center of Tianjin Polytechnic University is built based on Tianjin Polytechnic University. It is the Engineering Research Center of the Ministry of Education of high-power LED lighting application system, the Engineering Technology Center of high-power Semiconductor Lighting in Tianjin as well as the department for director-general and secretary-general of Semiconductor Lighting Project R&D center of Tianjin and industry alliance.

This R&D center has established profound cooperation with countries from both home and abroad which are on all aspects of the Semiconductor Lighting industrial chain. A complete strategic cooperation agreement with America has been arrived, with the R&D expenditure included in the financial plan of the R&D center. Attaching importance to the R&D investment, the R&D center inputs 15% of the total revenue into R&D field annually. In addition, making the talents play their full role, the R&D center adopts option incentive mechanism to encourage the core R&D and project administrative staff. 

 The R&D center has well-established infrastructure and environment for R&D and experiment and is divided into four labs, namely, instrument using theory and process lab, the jointly set up by Tianjin Polytechnic University and Chinese Academy of Sciences Institute of Physics, IC design lab which is built by Tianjin Polytechnic University cooperating with CEC Huada Integrated Circuit Co., Ltd. semiconductor integrated circuits and instruments testing lab and lighting control lab.

Currently, the R&D center has obtained a number of core patents in all aspects of semiconductor lighting field and achieved leadership in external growth of luminescence chip, preparing technology and integrated circuits design in China, and is the first in R&D field associated with application lighting products. The R&D center has been supported by the Tianjin Mayor Funds (10 million), National Natural Monumental Projects, National 863 Hi-Tech Projects, Tianjin Natural Monumental Projects, Tianjin science and technology research training projects, Tianjin SMEs Innovation Funds and Tianjin 20 Independent Innovation and Industrialization Monumental Projects. Moreover, the R&D center also undertakes the Semiconductor Lighting demonstration project of the New Campus of Tianjin Polytechnic University, Community Lighting demonstration project of Dongbei University and large-scale Semiconductor Lighting demonstration projects of Tianjin Stations and Towns. The leadership of the center in Semiconductor Lighting R&D and industrial technology has been recognized by our nation, relevant ministries and commissions of Tianjin, domestic and foreign universities institutes and corporations.

In 2009, the R&D center opened the first lighting and illuminating major in China, which supports to cultivate professionals. The R&D center aims at promoting the development of semiconductor lighting industry and propelling the transformation of technological innovation outcome to practice.