Science and Technology

1. Good performance in application for sci-tech projects in 2016, the District recorded 341 applications under the sci-tech program of the city, 132 under the sci-tech program of the District, 87 under the sci-tech program of the District for medical and healthcare sector, 32 for the District's sci-tech incentive awards, 96 for provincial subsidies to enterprise R&D (first batch), 139 for the city's special subsidy funds after enterprise R&D investment, 150 for data collection form on operation of new- and high-technology enterprises (HNTEs) and their incubating companies in the province, 223 for recognition as HNTE (3 batches in total), 128 for acceptance into HNTE cultivation program (2 batches in total), 133 for acceptance into the city's cultivation program for little giant company of scientific and technological innovation, 5817 for patent subsidies from the District, 275 for recognition as new- and high-technology products of the province, 15 for provincial special funds for science and technology development (first batch). 197 payments of patent subsidies were made and signed for receipt; and sci-tech novelty search service was provided for 71 times.

2. Striving to fulfill the tasks of sci-tech innovation assigned by the superiors for the year 228 companies in all the District were encouraged to apply either for recognition as high and new-technology enterprises or for renewal audit; as of now the applications of 146 companies have been approval and announced for public review. A total of 125 companies were newly added to the HNTE list in the whole year, exceeding the 72 new HNTEs as expected by the city, and 21 maintained their status after the audits. It is estimated that the District will have 236 HNTEs by the end of 2016, up by 117, or a 101% year-on-year increase. Also in the year, the District managed to complete examination and recommendation of 102 companies for their applications for being listed as Guangzhou little giant company of scientific and technological innovation. Experts were organized to complete examination and recommendation of 138 companies under Guangzhou's enterprise R&D facility construction project.


3. Breakthrough in the development of sci-tech incubators 9 new incubators and 7 new makerspaces have been created, with a total additional area of incubator space of 190,000 m2. The District now has 30 sci-tech business incubators in various forms, and 17 of them have been registered, including 3 city-level incubators; the total incubator space area is about 1.75 million m2. 40 companies have graduated from their respective incubators, 3 have been accepted to HNTE cultivation program, and 2 to the little giant program. The number of companies (projects) that chose to operate in the District reached 495.


4. Highlights in the area of intellectual property right From Jan to Sept. 2016, the District recorded 4912 applications for patents, up 89.1% year-on-year, among which 755 were for invention patents, growing 65.6% year-on-year. 3388 patents were awarded in the District, representing a year-on-year increase of 9.1%, and it includes 226 invention patents, up by 6.7% from the previous year.


5. Solid progress in the construction of Guangzhou Huadu (Leather Products) Intellectual Property Rights Quick Response Center More than 120 consultations, transactions, or other requests from companies were accepted and processed; 46 companies were registered for access to fast track grant; 257 applications from Huadu District for fast track grant of design patent for leather products were accepted, and 184 were granted; during the stage of pre-approval examination, the center identified in formal examination 106 applications that needed to be rectified, and handled a total of 804 inquiries in substantial examination, resulting in better application quality; provided service of printing copies of patent registration certificate, and 45 copies have been printed upon application; jointed force with the District's Patent Administrative Law Enforcement Team in multiple operations with relevant companies to investigate, collect evidences and enforce law; provided over 100 leads to the city's public security bureau in an effort to assist in the Clean Net Operation.

6. Accelerated construction of IT infrastructure. The District's fiber-optic network for e-government was planned and expanded in a coordinated way; the number of units connected to the network has increased from 170 to 500, and the connection bandwidth has jumped from 100M to 1000M. Great efforts have been made to promote adoption of optical fiber connection by households; and now 240,000 households have fiber optical network connection, with a household coverage of 80%. No effort was spared to push forward the pilot project of rectifying 24 lines in urban villages. And headway has been in building a wireless city; with the newly added 267 free wifi hotspots provided by the government, and the 60 wifi-buses, nearly all places for governmental or public services are covered. An accumulated total of 1080 4G base stations have been completed to offer 4G signals to 98.05% of the urban area of Huadu. The network now has reached a total coverage of 92%.


7. Progressing in building of intelligent government Under the guidance of taking into consideration of the District as a whole, the sharing and integration of e-government resources provided by various government bodies has been enhanced, a platform has been completed on which economic data of the whole District can be shared and analyzed, and automatic access to data of both District and city levels, and automatic data exchanges among agencies under direct control of the District have been realized, enabling informed economic decisions by the leadership of the District. Pilot applications of desktop cloud have been officially launched for deployment. The District's video conference system has completed its installation and commissioning, and is now connected to Guangzhou government video conference system.


8. More support for intelligent industries Great support was given to companies in the District to apply for participation in the 2016 Guangdong standard compliance pilot project; the development of the District's Internet of Vehicles (IoV) was advanced; efforts were made to attract innovative companies and high-end talents to the District; and the building of cluster zones, as well as demonstration zones, of IoV industry has been quickened.