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2018 Ningbo Science and Technology Week starts

The opening ceremony of the 2018 Ningbo Science and Technology Week was held on the morning of May 20.

Jointly sponsored by the Publicity Department of Ningbo Municipal Party Committee, Ningbo Science and Technology Bureau and Ningbo Association for Science and Technology, the week activity will last from May 19 to 26. With the theme of "scientific innovation for a stronger city and better life", the event will organize about 40 activities, like the scientific and technological knowledge contest and the one-day trip for scientific innovation. At the opening ceremony, there are four exhibition blocks, respectively for the sci-tech innovative achievements, the achievements for military and civilian integration, and the technology-based life experience.

The exhibition block for the achievements for military and civilian integration features two "aircraft carrier formations" made of 12 model ships each. According to a person in charge from the Public Relations Department of Ningbo Science

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Ningbo’s Total Trade Volume Exceeds 250 Billion Yuan in the First 4 Months

It is learned from the customs that the total volume of imports and exports in Ningbo has reached 252.95 billion yuan in the first four months of 2018, an increase of 11.4% compared with the same period in 2017. One point is, after three times of China-Central and Eastern European countries’ investment and trade fairs, Ningbo’s trade in Central and Eastern Europe increased significantly during the first four months of 2018, with the total amount exceeding 7 billion yuan.

According to the data from customs, in the first four months, the imports accounted for 93.7 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 13.5%, and exports reached 159.25 billion yuan, an increase of 10.3%, which realized a trade surplus of 65.55 billion yuan. In addtion, private enterprises and foreign-invested enterprises imported and exported 163.02 billion yuan

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Academicians solving problems for enterprises

"I'm so glad to have such a chance to consult the academicians face to face." said Shen Guocheng, President of Cibei Medical Instruments Co. Ltd. on the afternoon of May 5, when he came back from Shanghai to the sub-venue of the 2018 "Forum on Quality Development Driven by Innovations" in Ningbo.

Unlike the traditional forums where the experts just deliver some speeches, this forum not only provides the platform for the academicians to discuss about the developing trend of the materials industry and share the latest news about new technological research and development, but also enables the enterprises to dock with the experts who can help them to solve technical problems, establish intelligence-driven cooperation models, and point out the future of the industry.

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Invention patents boost industries

Word came from Yinzhou District Bureau of Science and Technology that Yinzhou District ranks No.1 on the 2017 list of Top 50 Counties (or Districts) for Intellectual Property Right released by the Patent Protection Association of China.

According to statistics, in 2017, the number of the patent application and that of the patent license of Yinzhou District reached 15205 and 9065 respectively, including 4558 invention patent applications and 1404 invention patent licenses. The district ranks No.1 in terms of the number of patent applications, and has ranked No.1 in terms of the authorized patents for eight consecutive years in Zhejiang Province.

Invention patents have become the secret for the core competitiveness of enterprises.

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White paper on development and protection of intellectual property rights issued

The 2017 version of the white paper on "development and protection of intellectual property rights" as well as the "top ten intellectual property rights events of Ningbo in 2017" was issued on the morning of April 24.

According to the white paper, in 2017, there were 62104 patent applications, with 36993 granted. Among others, there were 18497 invention patent applications, with 5382 granted, and the invention patent possession rate per 10,000 people reached 25.9, higher than the national and provincial average


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