The 2019 Global Science and Technology Innovation Sources Analysis Report was released at the Pujiang Innovation Forum held in Shanghai. The report shows that 20 cities around the world contribute more than a quarter of the world's high-level technological innovations with less than 2.5% of the population. Chinese cities represented by Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen have entered the ranks of global innovation policy leaders.
The source of innovation and strategy reflects the ability of a city to continue to nurture global academic new ideas, new scientific discoveries, new technological inventions, and new directions in the industry. What is the source of China's urban science and technology innovation?
The survey is based on the high-level academic journal papers selected for the “Nature Index”, which mainly reflects the “author measurement” scores of the science and technology originality and the “bibliometric” scores that mainly reflect the influence of scientific research. Analysis of 20 technology-innovative cities including Boston, Tokyo, Paris, Beijing, London, Shanghai, Seoul, Sydney, and Toronto.
The results show that in 2012-2017, the 20 technologically innovative cities accounted for 27.3% of the world's high-level scientific and technological innovations with less than 2.5% of the world's population, and the number of scientific and technological achievements they led and participated in the global total. 63.8% of the company has demonstrated a strong ability to innovate and play an increasingly important role in the global innovation network.
It is noteworthy that the innovative sources of Chinese cities have grown rapidly, with four seats in the top five fastest-growing cities, namely Shenzhen, Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong. Beijing and Shanghai achieved a high growth rate of 9.33% and 7.96% on the high base. "According to the statistics of cooperation papers between 20 cities, Beijing and Shanghai are gradually forming a strong 'technical innovation axis', becoming a new highland in the global innovation network." Report publisher, Shanghai Science Wang Xueying, an associate researcher at the Institute's Innovation Policy Research Office, said.
The report also reminds that Chinese cities still have a big gap in top scientific and technological achievements, creating and leading global hotspots for technological innovation, and participating in global scientific and technological innovation collaborations, and need to be further improved.
The report was commissioned by the Shanghai Institute of Science to be commissioned by the world-renowned research and publishing organization Springer Nature Group.