China aims to build infrastructure for industrial Internet and industrial systems by the end of 2020, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) on Thursday.
A foreign investor consults a staff member of Industrial Internet cloud platform. (Photo: China News Service)
More than 300,000 industrial enterprises will integrate cloud services over a three-year period and more than 300,000 industrial apps will be created, according to the ministry's "Action Plan for the Development of Industrial Internet (2018-2020)" released on Thursday.
The action plan identifies eight core tasks including improving infrastructure, establishing an industrial Internet name administration system, achieving breakthroughs in core technologies standards, and boosting safety measures.
Yu Xiaohui, chief engineer at the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT), said industrial Internet has become the focus of global industrial competition.
The Alliance of Industrial Internet, founded with the support of the MIIT and CAICT, has introduced a series of research results in core areas, in pace with international progress, said Yu.
Industrial Internet is thought to be a major component in the strategic layout for the “Made in China 2025” strategy, a blueprint for upgrading and transforming the manufacturing sector. In the last year, the State Council approved guidelines on developing the industrial Internet, promising streamlined administration and fiscal support.