Xu Ning, Xie Fan, etc. | Innovation and Development Report of Industries in Yangtze River Delta: Basis and Status Quo

Release time:2020-12-21Author: Xu Ning, Xie Fan

The region including Shanghai, Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Anhui, hereinafter referred to as "Yangtze River Delta",is one of the regions with the most active economic development, the most active opening up, the strongest innovation vitality, the closest regional ties and the most interlinked history and culture. General Secretary Xi Jinping emphasized at the Yangtze River Delta Integrated Development Symposium that the Yangtze River Delta should "be the pioneer of China's technological and industrial innovation. At present, the accelerated evolution of a new round of scientific and technological revolution and industrial reform highlights the urgency of accelerating the improvement of China's scientific and technological innovation ability. Shanghai and the Yangtze River Delta should not only provide high-quality products, but also provide high-level scientific and technological supply to support the whole country's high-quality development". The outline of the development plan for regional integration in the Yangtze River Delta released last year also puts forward the principle of "innovation and co-construction","promoting the integration of scientific and technological innovation and industrial development", and form a "technological innovation system with cross-region joint actions and collaborative promotion,each carrying out its respective duties".

In the context of the integration of the Yangtze River Delta, how should the Yangtze River Delta implement the basic principle of "innovation and co-construction", give full play to its location advantages, break through the bottleneck of the coordinated development of technological innovation, form a linkage resonance effect, and become a pioneer in my country's technological and industrial innovation? In accordance with the requirements of General Secretary Xi Jinping, the promotion of the integrated development of science and technology and industrial innovation in the Yangtze River Delta includes not only the innovation and coordination of technology and industry in this region, the organic coordination of "government, industry, universities, research institutes, intermediaries, and media" in the innovation community, but also the chain innovation that connects technological innovation with industrial innovation and produces coupling effect. From the perspective of the integration process of the Yangtze River Delta, the strengthening of the links between regions, the cooperation between entities, and the connection between links is becoming the main direction of collaborative innovation.