Yinzhou, Cixi, Yuyao named among top 10 innovative districts, counties

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated:  March 1, 2019 L M S


An aerial view of solar panels in China's largest photovoltaic power station built on a fish farm in Cixi city of Ningbo, East China's Zhejiang province [Photo/IC]

The Patent and Innovation Index of China's Districts and Counties was recently released by the Science and Technology Daily and the National Research Society on Revitalization of Urban Economy Through Technology, in which Ningbo's Yinzhou district, and Cixi and Yuyao counties were named among the nation's top 100 innovative districts and counties.

Specifically, Yinzhou ranked eighth in the Top 100 Innovative Districts in China list while Cixi and Yuyao ranked second and sixth, respectively, in the Top 100 Innovative Counties in China list. 

The index is calculated based on the total issued patents of 2,769 districts and counties from 27 provinces in China (except municipalities, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan) within the period from 2009 to 2018, and examines the technological innovation capacity of China's districts and counties through patents.

Studies from the World Intellectual Property Organization have shown that patents contain 90 percent to 95 percent of the world's latest technological achievements every year. 

As shown by the index, Zhejiang and Jiangsu provinces have the most innovative districts and counties named in the list, with 25 and 22 districts, respectively, and 35 and 30 counties, respectively.


A robot plays the game of Go at the fifth China Robotop and Intelligent Economic Talents Summit held in Yuyao city of Ningbo, East China's Zhejiang province. [Photo/IC]