The second World Laureates Forum kicked off on Tuesday in the Lingang Area.
44 Nobel Prize laureates and 21 other world-class award winners attended the annual event.
Participants also included over 100 academicians, leading scientists, entrepreneurs and financiers from industries related to science and tech.
The forum was launched last year and aims to serve as a platform for scientific cooperation and applications.
Compared to last year, this year’s forum was larger, more diverse and broader in its social influence.
The WLA Shanghai Center was also established Tuesday and a scientific community program was unveiled.
The community is expected to become a scientific base with industrial transformation capabilities.
Nobel laureate Roger Kornberg said it would provide stronger support for young scientists and basic scientific research.