Since its founding, SDJU has fostered a problem-solving approach that encourages researchers to work together across departments, fields, and institutional boundaries. The resulting collaborations have included plenty of fruitful partnership with industry and other leading research institutions.

Currently over 40 companies are working with faculty and students on projects of mutual interest. Among these corporate sponsors are such national leaders as Shanghai Electric, ZPMC, Norinco Group, Lingang Group, Zobon Group, Baosteel, COMAC, ZTE, Neusoft, Wicresoft, SAIC Motor, Shangdian Motor, Volvo Group, ABB, Shanghai Jiao Yun Group, Chunqiu Airlines, Vanke Service, etc.

SDJU welcomes all industry partners who seek practicable and pragmatic solutions, and who share and celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit that brings new ideas to life. Together, SDJU and industry can make great progress in creating new knowledge, in shaping new leaders and in entertaining important gains against the challenges of our generation.