The Innovation Output Indicator is reflected by research and development results. By the number of research subjects, Qingdao leads the way with a total of 216 subjects followed by Guangzhou, Shanghai and Xiamen. It also tops the country with an obvious advantage over others in terms of number of patents, followed by Shanghai, Guangzhou, Tianjin and Dalian.
The Innovation Application Indicator mainly evaluates the economic benefits brought by maritime scientific and technological research and development to certain city. Dalian is at the top of the list of well-known maritime trademarks, which represents a solid maritime industry foundation; Qingdao leads the country in maritime technology market turnover; Guangzhou and Zhanjiang are two front-runners in terms of the proportion of maritime high-tech industry in gross industrial output value and Shanghai outpaces others in numbers of newly established maritime companies with a strong development momentum in maritime industry.
There is no obvious gap in the overall evaluation of innovation environment of the 20 coastal cities where Shenzhen leads the others in terms of economic environment and Qingdao leads in terms of policy environment.
Cao Wenzhong, Vice President of China Economic Information Service, commented that maritime technologies are major drivers and fundamental guarantees for sustainable development of maritime undertaking, and they hope to provide information support for China's maritime technical innovation and development through the evaluation of maritime technical innovation abilities of coastal cities.
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SOURCE China Economic Information Service