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Ningbo taking 6 measures to promote innovation

Date: 2012-10-14

At the news conference of Ningbo Municipal Government, Yang Zhengping, director and spokesman of Ningbo Municipal Bureau of Science and Technology, said that in the past 10 years the overall science and technology of Ningbo has witnessed a leap forward development. In recent years, Ningbo has concentrated on the principle of constructing an innovative city and taken six measures in organization, nurturing innovative bodies, establishing platforms, coordinating, increasing investment and giving support to human resources and this has laid down a good foundation for the new round of innovative development of the city.

Reportedly, the "No.1 Program" of vitalizing the city with science and technology started in 1999. In 2006, Ningbo took the lead in Zhejiang to start the construction of an innovative city. In 2007, the city released "Rules of Promoting Science and Technology" and started the issue of White Book of Construction of Innovative City of Ningbo. In 2010, Ningbo was elected a National Pilot Innovative City.

Ningbo has ranked No.2 in Zhejiang for science and technology strength and takes the lead in Zhejiang in science and technology progress. The investment in R&D has increased from 0.50% in 2002 to 1.89% in 2011.The number of patents granted has increased from 2,780 in 2002 to 37,342 in 2011, increased by 33.46% annually. Since 2005, Ningbo has won 23 State Science and Technology Prizes