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Numerous Innovation Indexes of Hefei Rank First in the Province

  The journalists learned from the municipal science and technology bureau that Hefei is guided by technological innovation, focuses on “original innovation, industrial innovation and institutional innovation”, and promotes quality development. In the first half of the year, in terms of innovation indexes like technology contract transaction value and effective invention patent ownership, our city is ranked No.1 in the province.


  Our city focuses on strengthening basic research original capacity and implements a group of major scientific and technological projects in the forefront basic areas including quantum information. 10 projects have been listed in the 2018 national key research and development program, earning a national subsidy of RMB 277 million. In the first half of this year, the technology contract transaction value of our city reached 4.053 billion, an increase of 26%, accounting for 49% of the provincial total. The scientific achievement transformation level keeps improving.


  In the area of promoting science and technology supporting industrial innovations, our city steps up support for the technological innovation of enterprises, fosters national high and new technology enterprises, reviewed and approved the first group of 685 enterprises and submitted them to the provincial science and technology department. In addition, we pick up pace in promoting the development of high and new technology industries including new energy vehicles, public safety, etc. In the first half of this year, the added value of high and new technology industry increased by 10.5%. Hefei High-Tech Industrial Development Zone was included in the development of “First Class High-Tech Park of the World”.


  In order to optimize the innovation and start-up development environment, our city continues to expedite the construction of efficient innovation system, formulates the “Implementation Opinions on Developing an Innovative City with International Influence”, and rolls out the 2018 municipal independent innovation policies. Since the beginning of this year, a total of RMB 117 million of innovative policy funding was allocated. It should be noted that by the end of June, 2018, the ownership of effective invention patents of Hefei increased by 27.9% to 19312. Currently, we are developing the China (Hefei) Intellectual Property Right Protection Center. The proposal has been submitted to State Intellectual Property Office.

  Translated by Xia Shuang

  Proofread by Zhang Nan