中新天津生态城邀请南科创新于2019年12月27日新访问生态城， 考察生态城在智慧城市领域的建设与投资。 南科创新叶祖达博士与生态城的智慧城市建设局， 和新加坡吉宝集团（新加坡制定的生态城发展商伙伴）共同商讨未来生态城在科技创新的发展基于与路径。
The Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City (TJEC) in Tianjin, China is a flag ship eco and smart city joint venture between the China and Singapore governments. Dr. Stanley YIP, CEO of NanRise was invited by Keppel Land China (the developer representing the Singapore Government in the JV) to visit the TJEC on 27 December 2019.
Dr, Yip met the Keppel team in TJEC and visited the Big Data Centre as well as the Integrated Public Utilities and Municipal Services Centre, both are major investment on big data, data analytics and AI applications for the city. Mr. WANG Jie, Director of the TJEC Administration Committee Smart City Development Office introduced to NanRise the future plan for commercialization of the data analytics initiatives. All parties expressed interest to collaborate on technological commercialization initiatives.
The Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City is a flagship government-to-government project between Singapore and China that was launched in 2008 to transform a barren plot of saline-alkaline wasteland into a resource efficient, ecologically friendly, socially harmonious and economically sustainable city. After a decade of development, the Eco-City is now home to a population of 100,000 people and 7,700 registered companies and institutions with a total registered capital of RMB 289 billion ($42.96 billion). The Eco-City was the first "National Green Development Demonstration Zone" designated by China's State Council in 2013 and is also a front-runner in smart city development in China.