Shanghai Daily

Zhangjiang Science City celebrates 30th anniversar­y

- Staff Reporter

ZHANGJIANG SCIENCE City celebrated its 30th anniversar­y in July. From 17 square kilometers in July 1992 to the current planning area of 220 square kilometers, Zhangjiang in the Pudong New Area has blazed a trail of innovation.

In the past three decades, Zhangjiang has developed from a high-tech park to a demonstrat­ion zone and has become a landmark of science and innovation in Shanghai.

In the first half of 2022, Zhangjiang Science City reported an income of 505 billion yuan (US$74.67 billion), up 10 percent from a year earlier.

Industrial output grew 12.7 percent year on year to 159 billion yuan in the first half of this year, accounting for 9.3 percent of the city’s total. Industrial investment rose 22.3 percent to 9.6 billion yuan.

Twelve major scientific and technologi­cal infrastruc­ture facilities have been built, under constructi­on or are planned. Among them, the Shanghai Photon Science Facility Cluster is near completion.

Top scientific research institutio­ns, such as Tsung-Dao Lee Institute, have opened in the area, while top-tier universiti­es, including Fudan, Jiao Tong and Tongji, are planning high-level research institutio­ns here.

More than 35,000 invention patents were authorized in Zhangjiang, and more than 1,500 Patent Cooperatio­n Treaty patent applicatio­ns were filed last year.

Of the 660-plus drugs now under developmen­t in Zhangjiang, more than half are class-1 novel drugs and 17 have been approved for marketing.

Major strategic scientific and technologi­cal projects are progressin­g smoothly, including the COMAC C919 and ARJ21 airliners. The Micius quantum satellite and Jiuzhang 2.0 photonic quantum computer prototype have been released.

Startups and entreprene­urs from home and abroad are flocking to Zhangjiang. It is now home to 23,000 enterprise­s, including 1,800 high-tech firms and 179 foreignfun­ded research and developmen­t centers.

The total revenue of the companies here has exceeded 1 trillion yuan, with an average annual growth of more than 10 percent.

With about 500,000 employees working in the area, Zhangjiang is exploring an internatio­nal talent pilot zone by introducin­g more open and convenient human resource policies to attract overseas talented people.

It has taken the country’s lead to set up a service center for foreigners seeking permanent residence in China. From that center it has handed out the first batch of permanent residence cards for expats.

Zhangjiang has also spared no effort in intellectu­al property right protection. It has launched the first Intellectu­al Property Protection Center in China and the first patent alliance to protect key technologi­es.

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