The Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology (SIAT) of the Chinese Academy of Science (CAS) was jointly established by CAS, the Shenzhen municipal government and the Chinese University of Hong Kong in February 2006. SIAT aims to enhance the innovative capacity of the equipment manufacturing and service industries in the Guangdong-Hong Kong region, promote the development of emerging industries possessing their own proprietary intellectual property, and become a world-class industrial research institute.
SIAT focuses on the multi-disciplinary integration development of Information Technology and Biotechnology. It mainly includes 8 affiliated institutes(51 research centers): Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Integration Technology (SIAIT); Institute of Biomedical and Health Engineering (IBHE); Institute of Advanced Computing and Digital Engineering (IACDE); Institute of Biomedicine and Biotechnology (IBB); Guangzhou Institute of Advanced Technology (GIAT); Institute of Brian Cognition and Brian Disease（IBCBD, collaborated with MIT McGovern Institute); Institute of Synthetic Biology; Institute of Advanced Electronic Materials (IAEM). It is also home to 9 national innovation labs, 28 key labs and platforms at the provincial level and 79 key labs and platforms at the municipal level.