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Anhui Ranks 10th in Regional Innovation Capacity 2019

source:www.cnanhui.org release date:2019/11/08 hits:8

Anhui was rated as the 10th most innovative province in China, according to an evaluation report issued recently in Beijing.

The document, titled “China Regional Innovation Capacity Evaluation Report 2019”, ranked 31 provinces on the Chinese mainland in terms of innovation capacity in 2018.

The report set the first-level indicators from five aspects: knowledge creation, knowledge acquisition, corporate innovation, environment for innovation and innovation performance.

Anhui took the 10th spot in the country. It has been among the most innovative provinces for eight consecutive years.

The province has taken innovation as the first driving force for development over the past few years. It has rolled out policies aimed at encouraging enterprises to increase spending on research and development (R&D) and accelerate the commercialization of scientific and research findings, and also at boosting the development of high-tech enterprises.

In 2018, Anhui’s R&D expenditures accounted for a record high of 2.16 percent of its GDP.

The province had 9.83 invention patents per 10,000 people last year, ranking 9th in the country. It applied for 108,800 patents, ranking 5th nationwide. Meanwhile, 14,800 patents were granted, bringing the province to the 7th place. (By Zheng Weiling)