The construction of urban agglomerations in China urgently needs to strengthen innovation

  From June 22nd to 23rd,“Pujiang Innovation Forum —— 2018 International Science,Technology and Innovation Think Tank Fourm" was held in Shanghai. Experts from science and technology innovation think tanks from home and abroad, with the theme of “Science and Technology Innovation Center: Urban Agglomeration and Future Opportunities”, share the development experience of global science and technology center cities and innovative urban agglomerations, and discuss the innovation policies under the background of global innovation and change to the future. Suggestions for the collaborative innovation of China's urban agglomerations.
  Yangtze River Delta urban agglomerations ranked first overall of the world's major urban agglomerations in aspects of the area, population and economic growth rate. However, the comprehensive ranking of GDP per capita, per capita GDP and per capita patents is relatively backward.” Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, Tongji Wu Zhiqiang, vice president of the university, pointed out that the Yangtze River Delta urban agglomeration is an excellent international science and technology innovation center. Strengthening innovation is the top priority of the Yangtze River Delta urban agglomeration. He particularly emphasized that in the future, it is an innovative global urban area that determines the competitiveness of the country. It is an innovative urban community with an inherent ecological system that is led by global science and technology innovation cities and gathered by many innovation centers.
  Luo Dajin, director of the Shanghai Institute for Science of Science, also said that the Yangtze River Delta has become China's most leading innovation zone. According to a joint investigation by the Institute and Springer Nature Publishing Group, Shanghai is the Chinese city that scientists most want to work for, and the city that is most willing to live is Hangzhou. He pointed out that the factor circulation mechanism is not perfect, the resource sharing needs to be optimized, the system policy is not well connected, and the open radiation pattern is to be expanded, which is the main demand and challenge of the current coordinated innovation in the Yangtze River Delta region.
  Russell Hancock, chairman and CEO of Silicon Valley co-investment, admitted at the seminar that there are many misunderstandings about Silicon Valley. In fact, there is no specific area on the map that is designated as Silicon Valley. There is no clear definition about Silicon Valley. The rise of Silicon Valley is not an easy-predicted phenomenon. “There are always people wondering what is the magic power? I want to say that the magic lays in continuous innovation.”
  “Silicon Valley is an innovative tropical rainforest. It is not a man-made system.” UNESCO project commissioner Yoslan Nur said that a successful technology park also needs a good environment and soil to attract and gather a large number of start-ups and R&D institutions enter spontaneously. Science parks, technology parks, and regional innovation clusters are three different innovation acceleration platforms. Among them, the goal of regional innovation clusters is to improve regional innovation capabilities, form an innovative resource network for enterprise services, and build regional and national competitiveness. The elements of a regional innovation cluster include government agencies, service organizations, research institutions, research and development centers, and other industry support systems. A regional innovation cluster can only be formed if all elements are organically integrated.
  Wang Zhonghong, a researcher at the Development Research Center of the State Council, believes that building a high-quality industrial system is the key to achieving high-quality development in a region and a country. A high-quality industrial system is a coordinated development of the real economy, technological innovation, modern finance, and human resources. Organic whole. Transforming scientific and technological innovation into the industrial innovation capability of the real economy is the strategic support and core of building a high-quality industrial system.
  Du Debin, professor of economic geography at East China Normal University and dean of the School of Urban and Regional Sciences, believes that how to build a China-led global innovation network and formulate a high-rise Chinese geotechnical strategy is an important topic for Chinese science and technology think tanks. He pointed out that the global geo-technical pattern based on the identification of intellectual property trade clearly shows that China is always at the marginal level, reflecting that China's scientific and technological output quality is still low, and China's technological development path has a long way to go.
  This article was published in the Journal of Chinese Sciences (2018-06-26 4th Edition)