New industrial innovation center opens in Pudong
The Shanghai Pudong Industrial Innovation Center is unveiled on July 27. [Photo/chinanews.com]
Shanghai's Pudong New Area announced the launch of an industrial innovation center, focusing on technology transfer, on July 27.
The move is a result of consultation with experts in countries such as the United States and Germany and well-developed Chinese cities and provinces such as Shenzhen, Jiangsu and Zhejiang.
The newly-built center, focusing on the R&D and transfer of industrial technology, is expected to promote the development of local industries.
Industries in the center having a presence include integrated circuits and computing science, life science and bio-medicine, aerospace, high-end equipment and intelligent manufacturing, shipbuilding and ocean engineering, photonics, brain science and artificial intelligence, quantum science, new energy, new materials, internet of things, and big data.
The center possesses an expert committee, which serves as a consulting department. Six experts including Wang Xi, academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and director of Zhangjiang Lab, were appointed as the first batch of members for the committee.
Pudong has abundant scientific and technological resources, according to Tang Shiqing, director of Pudong Commission of Technology and Economy.
Pudong now has 13 already-built, being-built, and soon-to-be-built large scientific facilities, 615 R&D research institutions, and various technical service platforms. In 2017, the area got 134 incubators and maker space, accounting for a quarter of Shanghai's total incubators and maker space.
Experts including academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and director of Zhangjiang Lab are appointed as members of an expert committee at the newly-built Shanghai Pudong Industrial Innovation Center on July 27. [Photo/chinanews.com]