Formerly known as the Shanghai University Science and Technology Park that founded in 1991, the Zhabei Park of Zhangjiang National Innovation Demonstration Zone was approved by the Shanghai municipal government in November 2011.
The night scenery of Suhewan River, Zhabei Park. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
The park is located north of the city with convenient transportation to the downtown area. With an area of 15.37 square kilometers the park’s south part covers the whole Suhewan area and its north part includes the main industrial areas in the central and northern part of Zhabei district.
It has four functional zones focusing on five industries, including software and information technology services, testing and certification, human resources, financial derivatives and media.
A total of 4 million square meters are available. The park will have another 3.6 million sq m in the Suhewan Area and and 3 million sq m in the the central and northern part of the Zhabei district, which will bring the park’s floorage to 10 million sq m in total.
After years of development, Zhabei Hi-tech Park has cultivated strategic emerging industries and attracted some foreign-funded testing and certification service providers to the park. The human resources industry parkserved as a pivot for Shanghai’s scientific and technological personnel allotment. The Suhewan Financial Service Innovation Zone is a demonstration area for combining scientific and technological elements with finance. The Shanghai Universtiy Film and Television Industry Park has grown into a highland for the cultural and creative sector.
As the only national pilot area of the service industry in Shanghai, Zhabei district boasts the first human resource park and the first public testing platform demonstration zone in China. It has the only domestic-based software industrial base in Shanghai. A cloud computing base of the city has settled in the Zhabei Hi-tech Park.
Twenty-four multinational companies have set up regional headquarters in the park so far. About 50 enterprises have established offices that serve as headquarters or similar functions. The concentration of headquarter economies lays a good foundation for companies on the upstream and downstream of the entire industrial chain.