A bird's eye view of SND. [Photo/WeChat account: snd-szgxqfb]
The Science and Innovation Alliance of Chinese Parks was recently founded in Shanghai at the 2023 Innovation Conference, and Suzhou New District in East China's Jiangsu province is one of the 11 members.
The alliance is expected to further promote exchanges and cooperation among science industrial parks, universities, institutes, and investment institutions.
The SND in recent years has invigorated development with the aim of accelerating the construction of Taihu Science City and leading the development of the Taihu Science and Technology Innovation Circle.
Suzhou Campus of Nanjing University. [Photo/WeChat account: snd-szgxqfb]
The district has established more than 100 innovation platforms, fostered increasingly more innovation enterprises, and built a more complete innovation ecosystem.
SND led Suzhou in the number of national and provincial enterprise technology centers as well as in the number of municipal innovation consortiums last year. Over the past five years, more than 2,000 industry-university-research cooperation projects were added to the district.
In the future, SND will set up an AI Intelligent Innovation Platform at the Suzhou Campus of Nanjing University and will support local institutes and enterprises in building national laboratories.
The district will also support leading enterprises in establishing innovation consortiums and incubators to gather more innovative businesses.