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First Quarter-final of InnoBay held on Ningbo Talent Day

The semi-final of 2019 InnoBay International Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition was held in Ningbo Yongjiang Talent Innovation Centre as part of the activity of Ningbo Talent Day. 9 innovation and entrepreneurship projects were selected and will participate in the final.

InnoBay International Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition has been successfully held for 4 times ever since its founding in 2015. This year’s competition has drawn wide attention and active participation since it kicked off on March 12. So far, a total of 105 innovation and entrepreneurship projects have participated, which will be able to take part in semi-finals in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shenzhen. Wuhan, Changsha, Chongqing, Chengdu, Shanghai, Nanjing, Hangzhou and in overseas countries including America, Australia and Singapore after they survive the preliminary. The final will be held in November.

The quarter-semi in Ningbo is co-hosted by Ningbo Hangzhou Bay New Zone Management Committee and Research Institute of Fudan University in Ningbo

The First Internet Software Security Detection Platform Launched in Ningbo

WuKong”, the country’s first high-level industrial internet software security detection platform was launched in Jiangbei District, Ningbo. The platform will detect system loopholes of the industrial internet in a more precise and efficient way, thus further motivating enterprises to “go to the Cloud”. The launch comes amid worries of manufacturers over both online and offline entwined security risks as the internet connects production links with the external network and largely increases efficiency. 

“With four years of development, the platform has been geared to top international standard in terms of core technologies, including testing capacity, testing efficiency and accuracy. In this way, it breaks the long-term monopoly of the United States and Israel in this field.”, according to Dr. Li Lian, a researcher at the Institute of Computing Technology of the Chinese Academy of Science, and CEO and founder of Ningbo Zhongketianqi Information and Technology Co. Ltd. 

Compared with traditional cyber security products including Firewall which focuses on “external environment security”, “WuKong” emphasizes more on “internal hazards” of systems. In its early development stage, the platform is able to search, identify, trace and repair the technological and logical loopholes in codes, thus safeguarding security of systems. 

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Ningbo economic and trade delegation warms up China-CEEC Expo in Slovakia

On April 9th, local time, Ningbo economic and trade delegation participated in the Slovak-Ningbo Economic and Trade Cooperation Fair held in Bratislava, Slovakia. More than 20 representatives of Chinese enterprises and more than 80 business representatives of Slovakia participated in the conference.

It is reported that this is the first time that the economic and trade delegation of Ningbo visited Central and Eastern Europe after the China-CEEC Expo was upgraded to a national exhibition. This exchange will become an important part of the trade promotion work of Ningbo “16+1” economic and trade cooperation demonstration zone.

As the first guest country of honor after the promotion of the Expo, Slovakia has deepened its cooperation with Ningbo in the areas of government exchanges, trade, education, culture and tourism in recent years.

“Slovakia is one of the fastest growing economies in the EU in recent years. It has a good investment environment and labor resources.

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Cixi Assists Guizhou with Its Characteristic Agricultural Projects

The past four month has witnessed the tremendous changes in Shancha Village of Southwest Guizhou Province: on the 33 acres of fields erect rows of steel frame greenhouses, and vines planted inside begin to sprout.

This Grape Growing Demonstration Project for Poverty Alleviation in Guizhou is another agricultural project from Cixi, apart from Cixi’s assistance in other projects like industrial base for edible mushroom export, and giant freshwater prawn cultivation. Since 2018, Cixi has been helping Guizhou’s Anlong Town and Xinshen City to upgrade their agricultural production, and to get local farmers out of poverty. Up to now, Cixi has invested over 51.9 million yuan for agricultural assistance to Southwest Guizhou.

To help people in poverty, experts from Cixi imparts them with knowledge on growing waxberry—the city’s representative produce. Now 3.2 acres of water chestnut and waxberry have been planted in Anlong National Forest Park. “If the first batch of waxberry promises great interests, we will grow more waxberries to boost the income of people in poverty.” said Chen Zehui, deputy director of Poverty Alleviation Office of Anlong Town.

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Cross-border e-commerce business in Bonded Area has a good start

On April 9th, it was learned from Ningbo Customs that since the official implementation of the cross-border e-commerce new policy, the cross-border e-commerce business of the Ningbo Bonded Zone in the first quarter has a good start. The import declaration list was 16.017 million, and the value of goods reached 2.95 billion yuan, an increase of 72.3% and 84.7% over the same period of 2018. The growth trend is among the best in the country.

It is reported that cosmetics, health food, baby products are the top three commodity categories of imported goods, of which the value of imported cosmetics reached 950 million yuan, accounting for more than 30%, becoming the most popular commodity for cross-border e-commerce. Import in March were particularly eye-catching. Driven by e-commerce promotions, the list of import declarations in this month reached 6.768 million, with a value of 1.28 billion yuan, an increase of 46.5% and 58.4% respectively from February.

The relevant person in charge of the bonded area customs said that in the first quarter of 2019, the guarantees and insurance policies by enterprises

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