Shanghai Zizhu Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone

    Overview

    On September 12, 2001, Shanghai Municipal Government approved the establishment of Zizhu Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone with its [2001] No. 34 Document.

    It is jointly planned by Minhang District Government, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Zijiang Holdings and Shanghai Alliance Investment Ltd., etc.

    It integrates advantages of scientific research, talents, capitals and industry, and applies the market operation mode.

    Today’s Zizhu

    Shanghai Zizhu Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone is co-invested by seven shareholders including Minhang District Government, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Zijiang Holdings and Shanghai Alliance Investment Ltd. The foundation stone laying ceremony was held on June 25, 2002, and the planning area of Phase 1 covers 13 square kilometers. In 2003, it was listed as a municipal-level hi-tech development zone. In March, 2006, it was announced as a provincial development zone. It is now working on the application to be a state-level hi-tech development zone.

    The hi-tech zone consists of University Park, a R&D base and Zizhu Pujiang Peninsula. The University Park mainly consists of Shanghai Jiao Tong University and East China Normal University. The interaction and cooperation between universities and enterprises bring the advantages of scientific research and talents of universities into full play. Aiming at emerging industries and new development trends of traditional industries, the R&D base attracts various R&D institutions and high-tech enterprises by promoting the construction of technical support platforms such as EDA platform, IP platform, design center of enterprise incubation, multi-project chip processing service center and venture investment center, etc. Zizhu Pujiang Peninsula is located in the southeast of the hi-tech zone, and will be built into a large ecological international community.

    Sticking to the theme of “ecology, human, science and technology”, the hi-tech zone emphasizes the harmonious development between human and nature, work and life, and strives to create first-class environment for scientific research, creation, investment and living. It also adheres to the strategy of “invigorating the city through science and education” with “linkage of community, university and development zone” as the carrier, and sticks to the all-round innovative development. It promotes scientific discoveries and technical creation, and spares no efforts to build an industrial agglomeration base with independent creativity, so as to enhance the scientific and harmonious development of regional economy.

    Functional Positioning

    1. Industrial Function

    The pillar industries here are integrated circuit and software R&D, new materials, life science, new energy, aviation, and animation and games.

    2. Service function

    It provides scientific and technical innovative service to scientific researchers and hi-tech talents at home and abroad, including human resources, risk investment, intermediary and consulting, telecommunications, transportation, meetings and exhibitions, entertainment and recreation.

    3. Incubation function

    Utilizing the research findings of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, East China Normal University and the scientific research institutions within the zone, it builds all-rounded incubating systems and facilities to support the industrialization of scientific research findings.

    4. Investment-attracting Function

    Sticking to the scientific industrial function and orientation, it capitalizes on the preferential policies granted by the government and utilizes its own talents and scientific research advantages to form industry chains and minimize companies’ operational costs, achieving the maximized effects of talents and industrial concentration.

    5. Mobilizing Function

    It aims to help to drive traditional industries and improve the industrial added value and technological grade of traditional industrial bases in Wujing and Minhang.

    6. Functions of supporting the zone’s urbanization efforts

    It aims to help to improve the comprehensive social conditions of Wujing and Minhang District, and the construction of new Pujiang Town in Pudong, making itself a spotlight in the southwest of Shanghai and along the Huangpu River.