Provincial headquarters of 'smart' cities set in Zhuhai

Updated: Jun 13, 2017 Print
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The Guangdong Headquarters of China Smart City Construction Investment has been established in the Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone. It was announced at the 3rd International Entrepreneurship Fest and the Intelligent City Construction & Innovation Summit between Guangdong, Hong Kong, and Macao on June 11 that the Southern Software Park in Tangjiawan was the chosen site.

Based on Openness & Sharing in urban development, attendees addressed the future development of Smart City construction to implement Zhuhai's innovation-driven development strategy and build the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area into an innovation cluster. A Smart City is defined by as "an urban development vision to integrate information and communication technology and Internet of Things technology in a secure fashion to manage a city's assets."


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Upgraded and expanded to accommodate entrepreneur teams from Hong Kong and Guangdong, the summit included establishment of the Smart City Enterprise Alliance and initiation of a Smart Talent Linkage & Young Eagles Program.

A symposium organized by the Zhuhai Finance Bureau was attended by 85 enterprises listed on the New Third Board Market. They were given professional suggestions on advantages of the NEEQ system and logical steps to take for easier listing and financing.

Attendees also included representatives from leading colleges and universities as well as those of enterprises in Guangdong, Hong Kong, and Macao; incubators, and more than 30 business associations.

The event grown over the two previous smaller ones enhanced exchange and interaction between venture starters of cities in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. At this session, enterprises joined hands with financial institutes and industry leaders to promote research and cooperation concerning Smart City construction, according to Guo Zhiru, president of the Zhuhai Entrepreneurs Association.


Guangdong Headquarters of China Smart City Construction Investment launched [Photos by Song Xuemei / Zhuhai Daily]

The event included an international roadshow in which four Singapore startup teams took part. A means was provided to integrate technology and innovation resources from China and abroad to assist them.

The event was sponsored by the Entrepreneurs Association of Zhuhai and several enterprises under the guidance and support of the Science, Industry & Information Technology, Finance, and Human Resources & Social Security bureaus among others.

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