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Introduction to Jiangsu

The Profile of Science and Technology of Jiangsu Province

Jiangsu, neighboring Shanghai, is located in the Yangtze River Delta of China’s eastern coastal area. She is one of the provinces featuring the highest degree of openness and fastest development in economy, science & technology and culture.
 

 
 
 
Proportion to the National Total:
Area
102,600
KM2
1.06%
Population
75
Million
5.7%
GDP
2.5
Trillion RMB
10%
Import & Export Volume
349.537
Billion USD
16%
Foreign Direct Investment
21.892
Billion USD
25%
Statistics in 2007 Source: Jiangsu Statistics Bureau
 
Jiangsu enjoys a leading position in scientech strength with rich talents, the perfect science and technology infrastructures and huge potentials in the international cooperation.
 
Rich Talent Pool Ranking the Top in China
 
 
 
Ranking in the country:
Universities and Colleges
119
1st
Enrolled students
1.4 million
1st
People engaged in science and technology
391,000
2nd
of which, People engaged in R&D
142,000
 
R&D institutes
3950
3rd
Statistics in 2007 Source: Jiangsu Statistics Bureau
 
Considerable Investment in Science and Technology
 
R&D fund
43
Billion RMB
Proportion to provincial GDP: 1.7%
S&T fund from government budget
6.76
Billion RMB
Proportion to provincial financial expenditure: 2.7%
Statistics in 2007 Source: Jiangsu Statistics Bureau
 
In recent years, the rapid development has emerged in such newly rising industries in Jiangsu as the software, IC, solar photovoltaic technology, wind power generating facilities and the flat panel display. Meanwhile, the comprehensive strength of the dominant industries keeps increasing in the international market. They are the CNC machine tools, new type textile machinery, construction machinery and so on.
 
Rapid Development of High-tech Industries
 
Output of high-tech industry
1.465
Trillion RMB
Proportion to provincial industrial output: 27%
Export of high-tech product
70
Billion USD
Ranking 2nd in the country
Statistics in 2007 Source: Jiangsu Statistics Bureau
 
Complete Infrastructure for Science and Technology
 
National high-tech industrial development zone
5
Provincial high-tech industrial development zone
11
National high-tech distinctive industry cluster
54
National high-tech business innovation service center
18
National key laboratory and engineering research center
35
Provincial key laboratory engineering research center
209
Statistics in 2007 Source: Jiangsu Department of Science and Technology
 
In the near future, Jiangsu will, with a broader vision, fully use the international resources in science and technology. By improving the ability of independent innovation, fostering a perfect environment and facilitating the breakthrough on key technologies and commercialization, Jiangsu will accelerate the establishment of an innovation system featuring the linkages among the industry, academia and government with the enterprises as the major player.
 

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