A high level delegation of Ministry of Science and Technology visits Indigenous Science Technology and Innovation Parks (STIP) of China to implement the strategy in industrial production of the country.
The delegation, headed by the Chairman Pakistan Council of Science and Industrial Research (PCSIR) Dr. Shahzad Alam, visited National Indigenous Innovation Demonstration Zones (NIIDZ’s) of China on Friday.
The members of the delegation included Dr. Fahim Qureshi of Comsats Institute of Information and Technology (CIIT), Dr. Shahid Ahmed Khan of National Institute of Engineering, Ms Saba Khan of National University of Science and Technology (NUST) and Saeed Hussain, Director Technical, Pakistan Council of Renewable Energy Technologies (PCRET).
Dr. Atta Rehman Safi, Technical Counselor of Science and Technology, Embassy of Pakistan in Beijing, welcomed the delegation at Beijing, sponsored by the Embassy of China in Pakistan to enhance Science and Technology Cooperation between the two countries, said a news release issued here.
The delegates also visited various high-tech and industrial parks including Beijing Zhongguancum High Tech Park, Tianjin Binhai High tech industrial Park, Shanghai High Industrial park, Shenzhen High Tech Enterprises and Guangdong High Tech Enterprises.
The delegates were briefed that Hi tech zones in China were built under the umbrella of Torch Program started in 1988 to Commercialization new technologies and to create optimized local environment for technology innovation and industrial development for a sustainable growth of national economy.
They further informed that close Interaction between Industry, Research and Development Institutes and universities lead to tremendous commercialization of technologies and today around 156 National Hi-tech zones are operational in China with a revenue of USD 04 trillion that constitutes 11.7 % of GDP & 18 % of exports of China (2016).