Guangdong Province is ranked first in science and technology innovation as a high quality development.st According to a press conference on the achievements of state science and technology innovation, it has been in China for the fifth consecutive year in terms of regional innovation capacity.
According to the conference, between 2017 and 2021, state R & D spending increased from 234.4 billion yuan to over 380 billion yuan, and the ratio of R & D spending to GDP rose from 2.61% to 3.14%. Currently, Guangdong Province has 1.1 million R & D personnel.
Over the past few years, Guangdong has also seen a surge in the number of patented inventions. Annual patent grants for inventions increased from 386,000 in 2016 to 102.8 thousand in 2021, an increase of 166%. By the end of 2021, the state had 440,000 valid invention patents, surpassing China’s list. As a personal economy, Guangdong’s PCT international filing was 26.1 thousand in 2021, ranking four.th Globally.
Guangdong also attaches great importance to talent. To date, more than 40,000 expatriates have valid work permits in Guangdong, including more than 10,000 Category A high-end talents.
In addition, Guangdong will accelerate the integration of science and technology innovation into the global network and strengthen the exchange and cooperation of science and technology innovation. Centered around Hengqin, Maehai, Hetao and other cooperation zones, Guangdong Province has gathered international and innovative resources and established science and technology exchanges with many developed and “Belt and Road” countries. .. Currently, Guangdong Province has built 34 national and 71 state international science and technology cooperation bases. According to the conference, Guangdong will comprehensively strengthen the coordination of science and technology innovation between Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau and will build 20 joint laboratories in Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau. The region has also established 134 business incubators in Hong Kong and Macau.
More and more Cantonese companies are prioritizing innovation. In 2021, the total number of high-tech enterprises in Guangdong exceeded 60,000, almost doubling in 2017. In 2021, the total business revenue of high-tech companies exceeded RMB 10 trillion, and the total export volume was about RMB 2 trillion.
The amount of investment in basic research increased from 10.94 billion yuan in 2017 to 20.41 billion yuan in 2020. Ten ministries were built in Guangdong. To date, Guangdong has major laboratories in 30 states and 430 regional major laboratories covering 21 municipalities.
Guangdong, Director of Science and Technology Bureau, Guangdong Province, said that Guangdong will strive for the independence and self-reinforcement of advanced science and technology, and build an “all-process innovation ecology” including basic research and technology. Breakthrough research outcome transformation, financial and talent pool development aimed at establishing a highland of global influential technological and industrial innovation.