Sci-tech innovation center built to advance marine industry

Updated : 2018-07-11

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The Zhanjiang Micro-Innovation & Marine Sci-Tech Innovation Center is inaugurated on July 9 under the supervision of Party Secretary Zheng Renhao and Mayor Jiang Jianjun. [Photo/WeChat account: tusocean]

Costing 780 million yuan ($117 million), the Zhanjiang Micro-Innovation & Marine Sci-Tech Innovation Center was inaugurated on July 9 amid efforts to bolster Zhanjiang as a marine economy development demonstration city through innovation. 

The 400-mu (26.7-hectare) complex has a total floor area of 280,000 square meters, and is divided into two sections. The first section includes a marine financial edifice, scientific and technological innovation edifice, enterprise headquarters, professional studios, maker incubators, and apartments.


Rendering of the Zhanjiang Micro-Innovation & Marine Sci-Tech Innovation Center. [Photo/WeChat account: tusocean]

As the city's first hi-tech marine industrial park, the Marine Sci-Tech Innovation Center will dedicate itself to cultivating innovative talents, incubating startups and striving for scientific and technological achievements in the maritime industry.

One-stop services are available for enterprises in the industrial park, including financing, resource-sharing and match-making.

According to Party Secretary Zheng Renhao, Zhanjiang is rich in marine resources and has bright prospects for hi-tech development. The park should take full advantage of its strengths, establishing itself as a beacon of innovation with the influx of top-notch research institutions and universities.

The first entrants to the industrial park included research institutions and innovation centers of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangdong Medical University, and Guangdong Academy of Sciences. They will engage in research related to marine science, materials, medicine and biology.


Party Secretary Zheng Renhao inspects the Marine Sci-Tech Exhibition Hall at the industrial park. [Photo/WeChat account: tusocean]