Guangzhou to co-build innovation platforms with Hong Kong, Macao

GUANGZHOU, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- More than 10 collaborative innovation platforms have been planned to be built in Guangzhou by 2021, with assistance from Hong Kong and Macao, local authorities said.


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In the next three years, Guangzhou will set an overall goal to build the international innovation and technology hub, and the comprehensive national science center in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.

Besides, Guangzhou will join hands with over 25 partners such as global universities and scientific research institutions, and build over 60 international scientific and technological cooperation bases by the end of 2021, according to the Guangzhou municipal science and technology bureau.

A series of measures, both financial and administrative, will be taken to boost such cooperation.

Collaborative innovation platforms will be established to encourage the industry-university-research cooperation among enterprises, universities, hospitals and institutes, the bureau said.

Guangzhou is also exploring the prospect of building a special science and technology cooperation zone in its Nansha District as a demonstrative base for inland, Hong Kong and Macao interaction.

Chinese authorities in February 2019 unveiled the outline development plan for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, aiming to develop the region into a role model of high-quality development.