Government, company leaders discuss Zhangjiang development



Shanghai's Zhangjiang High Tech Park is about to launch a comprehensive service platform to better serve its companies. [Photo/IC]

Shanghai's Zhangjiang High Tech Park recently hosted a gathering of government officials and company leaders to discuss ways to unite forces to further develop Zhangjiang into a science city.

The attendees included CEOs of 10 leading companies involved in fields such as integrated circuits, biomedicine, e-commerce, and finance services.

Yang Ye, director of Zhangjiang High Tech Park administrative committee, mentioned Zhangjiang's significant role in national development as it is part of the China (Shanghai) Piloted Free Trade Zone, a national innovation demonstration zone, and also a core area of Shanghai's scientific and technological innovation center.

Having become home to more than 4,000 companies, Yang believes that the major task facing the park is adequately serving local companies and helping them grow.

The director added that they will enhance the support offered local companies through policies and services to improve resource sharing.

According to Yang, a comprehensive service platform is set to go online this year with services covering company registration, property rental, smart parking, and startup servicing. The platform aims to use information technology to strengthen communication and management of the park.

The company leaders in attendance offered suggestions about the current industrial structure and strategies to promote city-industry integration.