The 13th Five-Year Plan of Beilun for Technology (thereinafter referred to as the Plan) been issued recently. Centered on creating a healthy ecological chain of innovation and entrepreneurship, the Plan makes it clear that our overall objective is to build a leading zone of high-tech industries, demonstration zone of commercializing research and development deliverables and cluster of high-end elements for innovation and entrepreneurship.
The Plan sets 5 important targets. First, R＆D spending shall account for more than 2% of the GDP; Second, the number of researchers shall reach 9600; Third, added-value of high-tech products shall account for 45% in enterprises with the annual revenue of over RMB 20 million yuan; Fourth, 170 high-tech enterprises shall be formed; Fifth, 10 makerspaces and makers service centers shall be established.
According to the Plan, by the year of 2020， a regional innovation system with characteristics of Beilun will be established; technology will be the driving force of the transformation of economic and socials development; policies to boost technology will be strengthened; innovative systems and regimes will be improved; capacity for innovation of Beilun will be strengthened considerably.
The Plan also highlights six key tasks in the technological development of Beilun. During the period of the 13th Five-Year Plan, Beilun will accelerate the efforts to build the system of innovation and entrepreneurship and foster new momentum of the economy based on platforms for innovation in manufacturing including Ningbo Urban Environment Observation and Research Station and other institutions and parks. Meanwhile, guided by the "Made in China 2025" strategy, Beilun will seek innovation-driven development; apply smart technologies; pursue new styles of business; and redouble the efforts to upgrade the development of industries.
To deliver the benefits of technology to the public, Beilun will improve its management in water conservation, agriculture, communities, public security, etc. by making the best use of the fruits of technological innovation. In this case, we can apply technological innovation to all the areas of social development and make the benefits of technology available to more people.