The “Evaluation Report on China’s Regional Innovation Capability 2019” was recently released in Beijing. Anhui is ranked 10th in the country in terms of regional innovation capability and is ranked forefront in the central region. For 8 consecutive years, Anhui’s regional innovation capability has been steadfastly ranked forefront in the country.
“Mozi” intercontinental quantum key distribution results were selected in American Physical Society’s top ten international physics developments in 2018. For the first time, physicists from the University of Science and Technology of China have experimentally demonstrated 18-qubit entanglement, which is the largest entangled state achieved so far with individual control of each qubit. All superconducting Tokamak devices realized 100 million degree plasma operation. The single core performance of “Soul Core 2A” signal processing chip exceeded that of similar international chips. The 0.12mm world’s thinnest electronic touch glass was successfully rolled off the productions line.
In recent years, Anhui insists on taking innovation as the driving force for development, accelerating the implementation of the innovation-driven development strategy, further promoting the construction of the “Four Ones” innovation main platforms and the “one-in-one institute-center”. The province has issued a number of policies in guiding enterprises to increase investment in research and development, accelerating the transformation of scientific and technological achievements and the growth of high-tech enterprises. The scientific and technological innovation capability ahs been continuously improved, which strongly supports the construction of a beautiful modern innovative province fully developed in five aspects.
The proportion of the whole society’s research and development funds in GDP reached 2.09 percent, reaching a record high and ranking 9th in country. The province has 61,475 valid invention patents, with 28.8 percent year-on-year growth. Every 10,000 residents own 9.83 patents. The province’s 13 scientific and technological achievements were granted the 2018 National Science and Technology Awards. The turnover of export and import technology contracts exceeded 30 billion yuan, bringing the total number of high-tech enterprises to 5,403.
In the future, Anhui will continue to accelerate the construction of leading major innovation platforms such as the Quantum Information and Quantum Science and Technology Innovation Research Institute. It will continue to optimize the layout of Innovation bases, reinforcing support for basic frontier research such as quantum science, materials science, brain science, synthetic biology, and space science, and promoting the sustained growth of regional innovation in Anhui.