Over the past 40 years of reform and opening up, China’s manufacturing industry has developed by leaps and bounds. Particularly in recent years, a number of manufacturing companies with leading international standards have emerged in many fields. However, it cannot be overlooked that in many areas we are still at the low end of the technological chain. Two aspects are recommended to promote this. First, we need national policy support, capital inclination, and project arrangements to upgrade the technological level of these lowend industries. It is worth mentioning that the government should play a clear role as a conductor, accurately lock those scientific and technological R&D projects that are of high practical value and cannot be completed by the enterprise itself in order to actively invest and guide them; Second, starting from our scientific research work- ers and our research institutions, we must eliminate the foam in research achievements and advocate scientific research with practical value and leading role.
Currently, the innovation level of state-owned enterprises is uneven, the overall innovation capacity of private enterprises is insufficient and social capitals are often prudent when investing in the field of scientific research and innovation because of the risks. China’s scientific and technological innovation is more likely taking the mode that enterprises and research institutes work together under the guidance and support of the government. Meanwhile, problems such as how research institutions and enterprises can effectively cooperate and how research achievements can be successfully transformed need to be solved as well. Promoting the quality revolution of “Made in China” is a systematic project in which all sectors of society need to participate in.
Director of Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences