Proposals for Zhejiang to Accelerate the Layout of Overseas Innovation Centers in the Context of the Belt and Road Initiative
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In September 2016, the Ministry of Science and Technology and other ministries and commissions jointly issued the “Special Plan for Promoting the “Belt and Road” Construction of Scientific and Technological Innovation Cooperation”, and proposed that all localities should actively carry out scientific and technological innovation cooperation with distinctive characteristics and priorities in accordance with local conditions. Promote the construction of international science and technology innovation cooperation platforms such as science and technology parks. In May 2017, when Xi Jinping attended the “Belt and Road” international cooperation summit forum, he announced the launch of the “Belt and Road” science and technology innovation action plan and made the cooperation in science and technology parks one of the four actions. In April 2019, the second “Belt and Road” International Cooperation Summit Forum, China signed cooperation documents with the Ministry of Science and Technology of Austria, Japan, Mexico, Israel, Greece, Uzbekistan, South Africa, Israel, Malta, Indonesia and other countries. The positive response from countries along the “Belt and Road” has become a hot spot for international scientific and technological innovation cooperation between China and countries along the Belt and Road. This article first proposes the establishment of overseas innovation centers as a new strategy to participate in international competition. Secondly, it introduces the experience of overseas innovation centers at home and abroad, and finally gives suggestions for accelerating the layout of Zhejiang’s overseas innovation centers in the context of the Belt and Road Initiative.
Zhejiang; Belt and road initiative; Overseas innovation center; Suggestions