Zhangjiang: top priority of Pudong's sci-tech innovation center construction
The Zhangjiang Comprehensive National Scientific Center project has been the top priority of an action plan released by Shanghai's Pudong New Area in hope of developing itself into a core functional area of the Shanghai International Scientific and Technological Innovation Center by 2020.
According to the plan, Zhangjiang will be equipped with top public service resources, including multifunctional and individualized work space for startups, apartments for leading scientists, and the construction base of high-quality international residential areas.
Schools affiliated to ShanghaiTech University and other education facilities will be built, and a flexible teaching system for children of overseas talents will be piloted.
Medical institutions involving nursing, psychological counseling and other sectors that are aligned with international standards will also be built. Some world-class hospitals will be brought in.
Cultural facilities such as Zhangjiang Scientific Hall and the Future Park will also be a focus.
Moreover, Zhangjiang aspires for talents and is currently in need for talents more than ever. According to the plan, the number of Zhangjiang's R&D personnel is expected to reach 800 per 10,000 working population by 2020. In addition, the 10,000 workers are expected to have over 400 valid patents.
Zhangjiang, located in Pudong New Area, has developed from a rural area into China's leading science city over the past 25 years. It received the approval from the State Council as a national innovation demonstration zone in 2011, marking its move to a new development stage. Since then, it has been working on developing an innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem, emerging industries, talented people from around the world, and reform policies.
Zhangjiang in Shanghai's Pudong New Area has developed from a rural area into China's leading science city over the past 25 years. [Photo/WeChat account: zjpark]