(Yicai Global) Nov. 24 -- The megacity of Shanghai will build five industrial clusters, covering health, intelligence, energy, space and materials, that will strive to achieve an output value of CNY500 billion (USD70 billion) by 2030.
The health hub will focus on research and development in gene and cell therapies, synthetic biology, biosecurity and brain-computer interface devices, the municipal government said at a press conference yesterday.
The intelligent industrial cluster will make breakthroughs in smart computing, artificial intelligence, extended reality, quantum technology and sixth generation mobile networks to further the city’s digital transformation.
The energy hub will develop and commercialize advanced nuclear energy and new energy storage technologies. Shanghai plans to have 70 hydrogen refueling stations and more than 10,000 hydrogen fuel-powered autos by 2030. The hydrogen energy industrial scale will exceed CNY100 billion (USD14 billion).
As for the space industrial cluster, it will make breakthroughs in deep-sea exploration and space technologies, such as the development of deep-sea vessels and icebreakers, marine engineering equipment and polar facilities like ice-class liquid natural gas carriers, not to mention the manned vertical take-off and landing of vehicles.
Regarding the materials hub, it will focus on the R&D and commercialization of non-silicon-based core materials, high-end film materials and high-performance composite materials.
In the future, Shanghai will set up five technical colleges to nurture talent and establish around 15 industrial innovation centers.
Editor: Kim Taylor