Shandong promotes sci-tech innovation

(| Updated : 2022-11-25

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Staff members make industrial robots in a precision machinery company in Yantai, East China's Shandong province on June 8, 2022. [Photo/VCG]

East China's Shandong province has been stepping up efforts to promote self-reliance in science and technology to boost the country's strength in science and technology, according to local officials.

Recently, the Shandong Provincial People's government issued a guideline to accelerate the construction of the province with a strong science and technology sector in the new era, and has also put forward 27 specific measures in nine areas.

Shandong plans to increase investment in sci-tech research and development. The dominant position of enterprises in innovation is expected to further be strengthened, with the province's high-tech enterprises exceeding 40,000 by 2027.

The allocation of innovative resources are expected to be more efficient in the province, and the modernization of the system and capacity for scientific and technological governance shall be significantly improved.

The guideline puts focus on upgrading industrial innovation platforms, cultivating provincial-level innovation platforms, and creating a number of state-brand innovation platforms such as national technology innovation centers, manufacturing innovation centers, industrial innovation centers, and clinical medical research centers.

Shandong also plans to accelerate the layout and construction of major science and technology infrastructure facilities, organize and implement provincial pre-study projects on major science and technology infrastructure facilities, and promote the inclusion of more major science and technology infrastructure facilities in the national layout.

The province intends to strengthen services for talents and stimulate their vitality for innovation with a slew of talent policies, and implement the science and education collaborative program to create a high-level of talent pool, according to the guideline.