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Ningbo Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone improving service systems

The result of the 10th China Technological Entrepreneurship Plan Contest was announced in Ningbo National Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone on September 19th.

As the core area of Ningbo technological innovations, the Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone is making all efforts to serve as the innovative port, the platform for technical and financial services, the platform for testing and certification services, the platform for technological information services and the platform for intellectual property services. It aims to improve the system for technological innovation services and to help the middle or small technological enterprises to develop by leaps and bounds.

As the innovative port, the zone will provide public services, such as releasing the news about achievements and linking up projects, for scientific academies, colleges and universities, enterprises and institutes, and innovative alliances.

The platform for technical and financial services serves to "find projects for the fund and find fund for the projects" by attracting some investment and financing organizations to enter the Zone or to set up outlets. At present, there are 36 investment and financing organizations and related services. Up until now, the Zone has succeeded in linking up some important projects, such as Shenzhen Capital Group investing in Future Petrochemical Co. Ltd., Tiantang Guigu Investment Management Group investing in Keyroad Stationary and Xinyi Venture Capital Investment Corp.  investing in Ningbo Est Technology Co. Ltd.

Testing and certification industry is a new and promising industry in the Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone. Up to now, in the zone there exists an excellent “ecosystem” made up by some famous international testing and certification bodies, including SGS of Switzerland, TUV of Germany, and some famous Chinese testing and certification bodies like CEPREI and CTI, as well as a dozen of local certification bodies such as Zhongyi Testing Institute. The network of testing and certification bodies ensures to provide convenient and timely testing and certification services for the technologically innovating enterprises.

The platform for technological information services concentrates on providing technological literature support for middle or small enterprises. More than 40 important databases such as CJFD are open to the public for free. The platform has established 14 retrieval centres throughout the city to provide the middle or small enterprises with comprehensive technological information services more conveniently.

The platform for the intellectual property service boasts the assembled function of patent retrieval, statistic analysis, online patent warning and information management for enterprise intellectual property. The platform has established about 190 special patent databases for over 150 enterprises, and has provided the middle or small technical enterprises with the strong information support for improving their capability of creating, applying and managing intellectual properties.

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