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Ningbo's 50 achievements won provincial science and technology awards

Yesterday afternoon, the 2020 Zhejiang Science and Technology Awards Conference was held. Ningbo won 50 scientific and technological achievements, including 6 Provincial Natural Science Awards, 2 Provincial Technical Invention Awards, 41 Provincial Science and Technology Progress Awards, and 1 Provincial International Science and Technology Cooperation Award. The total number of awards has increased by 31.6% over last year. The number of award-winning projects and award levels are the best results since the reform of the provincial science and technology award system.

In terms of winners, there are 37 achievements made by universities, research institutes, and enterprises in Ningbo as the first complete unit, accounting for 74% of the total number of award-winning projects, 7 percentage points higher than the previous year. In terms of award levels, there are 7 first prizes, accounting for 14%, including 1 provincial natural science first prize, 1 provincial technical invention first prize, and 5 provincial first prize for scientific and technological progress, filling the vacancies in the first prize projects of the

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Entrepreneurship competition held

On the evening of May 29, an overseas entrepreneurship competition across time zones and oceans for high-level talents was held. Ten overseas high-level entrepreneurship and innovation talent projects from Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and other countries and regions came to compete on the same stage in the Haishu District of Ningbo.
According to a person in charge of the Human Resources and Social Security Department of Haishu District, in 2020, together with PhDsNetwork of Canada, the district set up a Canadian offshore incubator and an overseas industry research institute in Ningbo. With Montreal of Canada as a pilot city, the organization aims to provide a good entrepreneurial environment and close entrepreneurial support for entrepreneurial talents from Canada. In August 2020, the overseas entrepreneurship competition for high-level talents was launched. In the preliminary stage, 410 high-level talents from all over the world signed up for the competition, and 82 candidate projects covered various emerging industries and high-end service industries. Finally, 10 high-quality entrepreneurial and innovative talent projects  entered the finals, including the technology and its industrialization of new low torque super-soft yarn, the children's healthy diet application platform based on artificial intelligence, and leukocyte patch for chronic wound treatment.

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Ningbo will form a CEE Commodity Purchasing Alliance

The mellow taste of Polish Milk, the fragrant Bulgarian rose water, the romantic and clear Czech crystal... With the increasing business exchanges between Ningbo and CEEC, Ningbo locals are not unfamiliar to these Central and Eastern European imports. What good products and good news will the second China-CEEC Expo bring to us?

It is learned that, as the host of the Expo, Ningbo plans to fully expand imports from Central and Eastern European countries in the next five years and establish a Central and Eastern European Commodity Purchasing Alliance to build Ningbo into a bridge and window for Central and Eastern European products to enter the domestic market.

The function of this alliance is not just to organize a group to shop in Central and Eastern Europe.

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Two-thirds of Ningbo's "Four-Up" Enterprises Have IT Personnel

In recent years, the degree of informatization of Ningbo enterprises has been increasing. The picture shows the intelligent workshop of a private enterprise in Haishu District. (Photo by Xu Zhanxin

According to the latest preliminary statistics of informatization, among the 19984 “Four Tops” enterprises in our city, 13,314 companies have IT personnel, accounting for 66.6% of all “Four Tops” companies.

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Cixi sees closer trade ties with CEEC

Cixi, a county-level city in Ningbo, Zhejiang province, has seen increasingly closer trade links with Central and Eastern European countries (CEEC) in recent years.

In the first four months of this year, Cixi's trade volume with CEEC surpassed 1.3 billion yuan ($200 million). Specifically, imports surged 48.3 percent year-on-year to 124 million yuan, while exports amounted to 1.206 billion yuan, up 20.36 percent year-on-year.

Numerous local private companies have benefited from closer China-CEEC ties under the Belt and Road Initiative. One such example is Ningbo Careline Electric Appliance Co Ltd. The company's exports of air fryers to Hungry and the Czech Republic achieved triple growth from January to April.

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