The 50-square-kilometer Jiading Park of Zhangjiang National Innovation Demonstration Zone covers 9 towns and 18 sub-parks in Shanghai's Jiading district.
It has won titles such as one of China's top 10 private hi-tech parks as well as the most dynamic sci-tech industrial parks and is now a talent-training demonstration base of the Ministry of Science and Technology, and an innovation and entrepreneurship center for overseas professionals.
Its industries such as new energy vehicles, smart sensors, Internet financing and high-end medical equipment were listed among Shanghai’s ecnonmic innovation bases in 2015.
By the end of 2015, its annual turnover totaled 420 billion yuan ($63.92 billion), and the park’s tax revenue and trade volume reached 17.5 billion yuan and $4.3 billion, respectively.
The park has 69 experts of the the “Recruitment Program of Global Experts” or the “Thousand Talents Plan”, a Chinese government-initiated global talent program, and 27 professionals of the city’s own “Thousand Talents Plan”.
Here are some of the park’s key industries
New energy vechicles and smart cars
The park is home to a number of research facilities, including a national motor vechicle inspection center, wind tunnel lab for ground vehicles, the technology center of SAIC Motor, Chinese e-car startup NextEV, and German luxury auto brand Porsche. It is the first international electronic vehicle demonstration area and intelligent grid-connected demonstration area in
Integrated circuits and the Internet of Things
The park is advancing applications of mobile Internet, the Internet of Things, and cloud computing.
High-performance medical equipmenet and precision medical industry
Seven products developed by Shanghai United Imaging Medical Technology have won international prizes and the company became the first manufacturer to cover the full range of medical imaging devices in
Intelligent manufacturing and robotics
Boasting leading enterprises such as the Shanghai STEP Electronic Corporation and Shanghai Zhizhen Network Technology Co Ltd, the park is speeding up its intelligent manufacturing and robotics.
The park is making efforts to offer a good environment for innovation and entreprenuership. A total of 100 million yuan will finance investment projects with maximum equity funds worth 5 million yuan.
There are 7 incubation centers with services on capital, professionals and management for new start-ups. Entreprenuership competitions were held to promote new businesses.
Preferential policies on housing and makers’ spaces have been made to attract more professionals and entrepreneurs as well. The park will also build public platforms on finance, intermediary services on science and technology, credit management for enterprises, intellectual property and personnel training.