Mianyang Accelerates Making New Breakthrough in the Construction of China Sci-Tech City (Miangyang)
2018-05-25

Mianyang continues to deepen the comprehensive innovation and reform with a focus on the construction of the Centralized Development Zone to unleash the technology innovation

Recently, 360 Enterprise Security Group¡¯s three strategic centers, including the security service headquarters, the cyber security talents training base, and cyber security military-civilian integration innovation center, were launched in Mianyang. Mianyang, together with the China Academy of Engineering Physics and 360 Enterprise Security Group will expand strategic cooperation in cyber security technology, cyber security industry development, training for talents in cyber security based on the three strategic centers.

360 Enterprise Security Group's three strategic centers in Mianyang are active exploration programs of the China Academy of Engineering Physics, local government and enterprises in deepening the military-civilian integration, which will accelerate the construction of China Science and Technology City (Mianyang). With the national mission, Mianyang implements the 13th Five-Year Plan for China Science and Technology City (Mianyang) approved by the State Council, and continues to deepen military-civilian integration and comprehensive innovation and reform, so as to develop high-tech industry and emerging industry to accelerate the construction of the Centralized Development Zone of the China Science and Technology City (Mianyang) and deepen the opening up to the world. Mianyang plays an important role in the pilot programs for military-civilian integration in the technology industry and facilitating the innovation-driven development in the western region with the practice in the construction of the China Science and Technology City (Mianyang) and explores a new path for the military-civilian integration and innovation-driven development.

Some statistics showed that last year, the total GDP of the China Science and Technology City (Mianyang) increased by 9.9%, the industrial added value of enterprises above designated size grew by 10.5%, the fixed asset investment increased by 13.4%, and the total retail sales of consumer goods increased by 12.7%. Great results were achieved in Mianyang's development as the "China Science and Technology City.

In order to prepare for the construction of the China Science and Technology City (Mianyang) and make good use of the opportunity in the national measures to establish pilot areas for comprehensive innovation and reform, Mianyang established the first electronic information and military-civilian integration and innovation laboratory in China and the first R&D center for the dual-use technology in military-civilian integration in Sichuan province as well as the country's first military-civilian integration technology branch. Mianyang is the first city to establish the military-civilian integration development committee in the municipal committee, to improve the effective military-civilian integration mechanism. Mianyang actively implements several major scientific and technological projects, and has become the only city that was approved as the "pilot city to implement the incentive programs for the scientific research talents". Last year, 147 annual reform tasks were completed in Mianyang. The State Council introduced 13 pieces of experience based on the achievements made by the pilot cities for comprehensive innovation and reform, two of which were ¡°Mianyang experience¡±. In the 21 pieces of experience based on the achievements made by the cities in Sichuan Province, two were contributed by Mianyang. This year, Sichuan introduced 21 pieces of experience based on the achievements made by different cities in Sichuan province, 7 of them were contributed by Mianyang and those related to military-civilian integration were all "Mianyang experience".

As the main part in the China Science and Technology City (Mianyang) and the main platform for Mianyang's development, the Centralized Development Zone plays an important role in the construction of the China Science and Technology City (Mianyang). The Centralized Development Zone of the China Science and Technology City (Mianyang) is under construction, from the high-level overall planning to the construction of major industrial projects, from the transportation network to the completion of main roads; all of which showed the prosperous future of the China Science and Technology City. As of last year, 67 major industrial projects including BOE Flexible Panel, Changhong Intelligent Manufacturing, and Brilliance Automotive's 250,000 vehicles have been launched in Mianyang, with a total investment of 10.637 billion yuan. Major projects and other good projects will be launched in Mianyang soon with the industrial cluster effects.

Innovation is the primary driving force for development. In the process of enhancing independent innovation ability, Mianyang focused on the high-tech industries and strategic emerging industries, promoted the development of electronic information and automobile industries, supported the upgrading of advanced industries such as new materials, energy saving and environmental protection industry. The proportion of the industrial output value of the high-tech industries and emerging industries accounted for 54.1% and 37.5% of the total industrial output value respectively. Mianyang continues to maintain the leading position in Sichuan Province. Mianyang continues to implement the accreditation for military-civilian integration enterprises. Last year, the output value of military-civilian integration companies reached 153 billion yuan, with an increase of 12%, accounting for more than 50% of the total industrial output value of enterprises above designated size.

Under the call for mass entrepreneurship and innovation, Mianyang established an incubation and coaching platform for start-ups which cover full industry chain and continued to improve the market environment and implement plans to support technology companies. Mianyang has 58 incubation and coaching platforms with an area of over 1.1 million square meters, providing services for more than 3,500 companies and institutions last year. The patents applied by the companies were 10,889 and 4,749 of them were granted. The comprehensive index of technological innovation was 70.64%, and the contribution of science and technology to economic growth was 58%. With the fifth China (Mianyang) Science and Technology City International High-Tech Expo, the China Business Summit and other events, Mianyang deepened the opening up and actively sought opportunities in the Belt and Road and the Yangtze River Economic Belt. Mianyang also actively implemented four main projects from the provincial government to improve the effectiveness of cooperation.

We will achieve good results with perseverance. Accelerating the construction of the China Science and Technology City (Mianyang) requires continuous efforts. Mianyang will continue to focus on military-civilian integration and innovation-driven development. With the comprehensive innovation and reform experiment as the leading project, Mainyang will actively integrate military and civilian resources to promote the development of military-civilian integration. We are looking forward to a promising future for the China Science and Technology City (Mianyang).