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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

Provincial Natural Science Award and the Provincial Technical Invention Award in recent years.

In addition, the University of Nottingham in the UK won the Provincial International Science and Technology Cooperation Award. This is the first time that the city has won the award, and it is also a recognition of the achievements in scientific research cooperation, academic exchanges, personnel training, and technological achievements transfer between the University of Nottingham and Ningbo.

Some of the award-winning achievements of Ningbo have made powerful breakthroughs in basic research and source innovation. Achievements such as the precise regulation and function integration of resistive random access memory, rapid food safety detection methods and sensitization mechanisms based on nucleic acid aptamers and nanomaterials, and lightweight functional polymer materials, ion exchange membranes for fuel cells and electrode catalysts, and the basis of energy conversion applications, have demonstrated Ningbo’s innovative ability and level in applied basic research on materials chemistry.

According to the relevant person in charge of the Municipal Science and Technology Bureau, in recent years, Ningbo has steadily improved the comprehensive innovation strength and level of the region with the construction of the national independent innovation demonstration zone and the construction of the three major technological innovation highlands as the core. Since 2015, 250 achievements of Ningbo have won provincial science and technology awards, which has effectively promoted the overall rise of the city's scientific and technological innovation level

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