Shanghai Science and Technology Innovation Center Index is an index system fully reflecting the development of the Science and Technology Innovation Center on the basis of the connotation and functions of “five efforts” that a global science and technology innovation center should have, including 5 level I indices and 30 level II indices. The report shows that Shanghai Science and Technology Innovation Center Index has demonstrated a trend of steady growth, the index reached a value of 183.3 in 2015, and the construction of the Science and Technology Innovation Center had a good start with many highlights. The report summed up the highlights such as gathering of high-end talents at home and overseas, attractive development of scientific and technological service sector, accelerated aggregation of innovation capital in the whole society and eye-catching outbound investment in high-tech field, and also analyzed and pointed out problems worth our attention, such as it is imperative to strengthen R&D input to enterprises and the ramifying and driving capability of the center should be further upgraded.
The research on Shanghai Science and Technology Innovation Center Index mainly highlighted characteristics on the following four aspects. The first is international benchmarking. The index research made full reference to the international main science and technology innovation center assessment index systems and relevant index researches in China, and 2/3 of the 30 level II indicators are internationally comparable. The second is the attention on innovation ecology. The index comprehensively measures the innovation function, industrial function and city function on five aspects of innovation resources aggregating force, scientific and technological results influencing force, emerging industry leading force, innovation environment attracting force and regional innovation radial force. The third is the scientificity and obtainability of data. In the index, 50% indicators were taken from “13th Five-Year Plan” Science and Technology Innovation Planning, “13th Five-Year Plan” for National Economy and Social Development in Shanghai and “13th Five-Year Plan” Science and Technology Innovation Planning of Shanghai, and emphasis was laid on functional and process indicators to analyze the progress and achievements of the major tasks. The fourth is reflecting new situation and new trend. Attention was paid to incorporating the data representing the new situation and new trend of science and technology innovation development but not yet included in the statistical yearbook that have been counted by departments in the city. Examples are data about implementing policies on introducing overseas talents, and “user downloadable rate” (representing the standard of urban information facilities in the Internet era, and Shanghai now ranks at the top).