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Anhui Ranks 10th in Regional Innovation Capacity 2018

source:www.cnanhui.org release date:2018/12/05 hits:10

Anhui was rated as the tenth most innovative province in China, according to an evaluation report issued recently in Beijing.

The document, titled ‘China Regional Innovation Capacity Evaluation Report 2018’, ranked 31 provinces on the Chinese mainland in terms of innovation capacity this year.

The report set the first-level indicators from five aspects: knowledge creation, knowledge acquisition, corporate innovation, environment for innovation and innovation performance. 20 secondary indicators and 137 third-level ones were also used.

The province took the tenth spot in the country. It has been top ranked for seven consecutive years. Among the six Central China provinces, Anhui was ranked second.

The province has viewed innovation as the first driving force for development and kept expanding the capacity for scientific and technological innovation over the past few years.

In 2017, Anhui's R&D expenditures accounted for a record high of 2.09 percent of its GDP.

The province had 9.3 invention patents per 10,000 people in the first three quarters of this year, ranking 9th in the country. The figure represented a 29.6 percent year-on-year increase.

A large number of innovation achievements have been made in the province. Some even reached the world’s top level.