Ningbo unveils action plan to bolster smart manufacturing
A smart workshop in Ningbo, East China's Zhejiang province. [Photo/Ningbo Daily]
Ningbo in East China's Zhejiang province recently unveiled an action plan to become a global hub for smart manufacturing by 2025.
According to the plan released by the Ningbo municipal bureau of economy and information technology, the city aims to construct more than 15 provincial "future plants" and over 400 digital workshops or smart factories by 2025.
A total of 200 companies are expected to be included in the city's pilot program for the application of 5G and industrial internet.
Ningbo will also build over 10 national industrial internet platforms and strive to have more than 230 enterprise R&D centers at the provincial level or above and over 6,000 high-tech companies by 2025.
It will seek to make technical breakthroughs in fields including key basic components, intelligent equipment, industrial robots, integrated circuits and industrial software.
It will also aim to lift the output values of the key basic component sector as well as integrated circuits sector and related industries to 130 billion yuan ($20 billion) and 100 billion yuan respectively.
The city has set the goal of registering an average growth rate of over 25 percent in industrial software revenue during the five-year period.