According to Anhui Daily, in recent years, Anhui has unswervingly played the “first move” of innovation and the “tree planting project” of scientific and technological innovation, realizing the leapfrog development from “a major province of science and education” to “the source of scientific and technological innovation”. According to statistics, in the past three years, the province’s scientific and technological innovation index has risen year by year, reaching 122.1 in 2020 and 148.5 in 2021.
The scientific and technological innovation index is a scientific and technological innovation index system with the characteristics of our province established by the Anhui Provincial Department of Science and Technology in conjunction with the Provincial Bureau of Statistics and other units. The index complies with the three principles of “scientificity, systematicness and operability”, and adheres to the principle of “taking industrialization as the goal and enterprises as the main body”. The speed and strength of innovation in Dadi City.
The index is composed of 4 sub-indices, including enterprise innovation, innovation input, innovation output, and innovation environment. It is formed by weighting with the provincial average level of each indicator in 2019 as the benchmark value (100).
From a static point of view, Hefei’s technological innovation index ranks first in the province. In 2021, the technological innovation index of 4 cities will exceed the provincial average, of which Hefei City is far ahead with 379.3, followed by Wuhu City, Chuzhou City and Ma’anshan City.
From a dynamic point of view, the growth rate of Chuzhou’s technological innovation index in 2021 will rank first in the province. Compared with the previous year, the growth rate of three cities including Chuzhou, Wuhu, and Hefei in 2021 will exceed the provincial average. Among them, Chuzhou ranks first with an increase of 71.7, and Lu’an, Huaibei, Fuyang and Suzhou. The city increased by more than 20. In the past three years, Chuzhou City, Lu’an City and Huaibei City have made the fastest progress, with an average improvement of one per year.
In the past three years, Chuzhou has vigorously implemented the innovation-driven development strategy. The number of high-tech enterprises has increased from 437 in 2019 to 790 in 2021; the growth rate of the added value of high-tech industries has increased from 13.7% to 18.4%; the turnover of technology contracts has increased from 3.866 billion yuan rose to 36.4 billion yuan, radiating the strong vitality of science and technology innovation.
The scientific and technological innovation index is like a “barometer”, which regularly and timely reflects the latest developments in scientific and technological innovation in various cities. The relevant person in charge of the Science and Technology Department of Anhui Province said that in the future, cities will be guided to further “forge long plates and make up for shortcomings” according to the index system, so as to form a good situation in which provinces and cities jointly promote scientific and technological innovation, and strive to contribute to the country’s high-level scientific and technological self-reliance and self-improvement. Anhui’s high-quality leap-forward development increases momentum. (Reporter Wang Yongan)