Software park a hive of new ideas
Chengdu Tianfu Software Park, located in the center of the Southern Park of Chengdu High-tech zone, is one of China’s 11 national software industrial bases.
It ranked first among China’s Top 10 Service Outsourcing Parks in 2013, 2014 and 2015. The built-up area of the park covers more than 1.5 million square meters.
The Ministry of Science and Technology awarded the park with the titles of National Science and Technology Business Incubator and Innovative Talent Training Demonstration Base. The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security named it the National Startup Incubation Demonstration Base, and the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology designated it as the National SME Public Service Demonstration Platform.
Since it officially opened for operation in 2005, the park has attracted over 600 domestic and international companies, including IBM, Philips, Maersk, Siemens, Dell, Huawei and Alibaba. Of those 600, 34 are Fortune Global 500 companies.
The park currently houses nearly 60,000 working staff.
It has established such industry clusters as software service outsourcing, software product research and development, telecommunication technology, digital entertainment, mobile connectivity and a shared service center. It has become one of the top destinations in China for domestic and international software and information service companies.
The park provides its tenants with comprehensive talent services, including recruitment, training and human resources consultancy.
It also operates the Tianfu Software Park Lab, a renowned startup incubation platform and the largest national public technology support platform in western China.
Established in September 2007, Tianfu Software Park Lab is a startup incubator specializing in mobile internet. So far, it has attracted 911 projects.
Last year, the lab drew venture investment of $200 million, with the incubated companies generating revenue of 2.1 billion yuan ($315 million).
The public technology support platform, which cost 120 million yuan and covers 4,000 square meters, offers companies facilities like the IDC Datacenter, the IC Design and Test Laboratory, the Mobile Game Test Platform, the Cloud Services Platform and the SmartBits Network Test Platform.