RELEASE: Xinhua Silk Road: Quanzhou, China: Encouraging the power of technological innovation


RELEASE: Xinhua Silk Road: Quanzhou, China: Encouraging the power of technological innovation

BEIJING, Nov. 7, 2023/PRNewswire/ -- Quanzhou, a city in eastern China's Fujian Province, is not only an innovation-driven manufacturing city, but also a creative hub where cutting-edge technologies empower continuously the great development of the private economy.

Sanan Sino-Science Photobiotech Co., Ltd. (SANANBIO), based in Anxi County (Fujian Province), is a factory where the entire production process is fully autonomous, with robots automatically carrying out manufacturing operations. sowing, cultivation, harvesting, among others.

The 2022 work report of the Quanzhou Municipal Government shows that in the past five years, more than half of the city's enterprises above the designated size have participated in digital transformation. In total, there are more than 100 digital workshops and almost 1,000 digital production lines built, and more than 10,000 industrial robots deployed.

Currently, Quanzhou's traditional manufacturers of textiles, footwear, clothing, building materials, home furnishings, machinery and equipment have found new points of economic growth. Dozens of sensors have been installed in the Bama Tea gardens to monitor air pressure, total light radiation and tea tree growth in real time.

In recent years, Quanzhou has hosted a total of 19 research institutes to form a "professional team" dedicated to industrial innovation, which effectively integrates the innovation chain with the industrial chain. These institutes have carried out more than 700 scientific research projects, provided services to more than 10,000 enterprises, solved 1,427 technical problems, and collaborated on 1,033 R&D and achievement transformation projects.

Advances in traditional industries go hand in hand with those in emerging sectors, as Quanzhou is accelerating the design of new materials, integrated circuits, semiconductors and artificial intelligence.

In 2016, Jinjiang County planned to build an integrated circuit industrial park with an area of ​​25,000 mu (about 16.67 square kilometers). In the past seven years, more than 50 industrial chain projects have been launched, including Wintech Nano, with a total investment of more than 100 billion yuan and output value of more than 10 billion yuan.

Private companies contribute more than 70% of technological innovation in China, but this proportion exceeds 90% in Quanzhou.

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