Lingang to become international smart manufacturing center
Lingang International Intelligent Manufacturing Exhibition and Trade Center. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
According to a conference held on April 12, Shanghai's Lingang Area plans to build five platforms for things such as research and development and technological innovation. It is expected that the basic framework will be completed by 2020 and construction will be finished by 2025.
The five platforms are aimed at supporting smart manufacturing.
First, Lingang will construct a platform for research and development and transformation. The smart manufacturing research institute developed by Shanghai Jiao Tong University and the Industrial Internet Innovation Center developed by the China Academy of Information and Communication Technology have both already completed construction.
The second platform will be for technological innovation. An example of this type of platform is the Industry 4.0 Comprehensive Research Institute developed by SIASUN Robot.
The third platform is a standardized confirmation platform. The only platform of this nature that has been built so far is the smart manufacturing innovation center developed by the Shanghai Institute of Process Automation Instrumentation.
Fourth is a data information platform, which will make use of the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology as well as the Data Center of China Mobile.
Last is a talent nurturing platform, which will support things such as the development of new learning systems.