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Recently, the Nansha High-Quality Development Conference on Science and Technology was held, emphasizing the mission of Nansha's scientific and technological innovation. Guided by the "Nansha Plan," Nansha strengthens innovation-driven development, establishes and utilizes major scientific and technological innovation platforms, enhances the capacity for dual-source innovation in science and technology and industry, and becomes an important area for building the international science and technology innovation centre in the Greater Bay Area.
In terms of innovation, Nansha is striving to achieve great success. The relevant person in charge of Nansha District stated, "The fundamental path for the development and openness of Nansha lies in high-quality development, with innovation as the core driving force." Research institutes and enterprises in the entire district should enhance their sense of responsibility, mission, and urgency to promote innovation-led high-quality development, making scientific and technological innovation the "greatest increment" for Nansha's high-quality development. Efforts will be made to create a new path in building the source of scientific and technological innovation in the Greater Bay Area, an internationally renowned talent gathering place, and a frontier for international scientific and technological cooperation.

The "Nansha Plan" proposes to "promote the gathering of marine scientific and technological forces and build China's southern marine scientific and technological innovation centre." Subsequently, the "14th Five-Year Plan for the Development of Guangzhou's Marine Economy" was announced, which clearly aims to build Nansha, with Guangzhou as the core, into the southern national marine science and technology innovation centre.
Guangzhou Nansha has launched a series of supportive measures to develop the aerospace industry, known as the "Nine Measures for Space Exploration," which cover the entire life cycle of commercial space enterprises, from initial financing to spacecraft development, from pre-launch preparation to successful orbit insertion. These measures have been highly attractive. The relevant person in charge of the Guangzhou Nansha Investment Promotion Bureau stated, "'Nine Measures for Space Exploration' will undoubtedly become an accelerator for promoting the development of Guangzhou Nansha's aerospace industry, further driving the deep-level development of Guangzhou Nansha's commercial space."

The relevant person in charge of Nansha District stated that 2023 is the year of the comprehensive implementation of the spirit of the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party and the crucial year for the comprehensive implementation of the "Nansha Plan" and the important task of building a cooperative base for scientific and technological innovation industries. The acceleration starts at the beginning, and the momentum starts from the first step. It is necessary to accelerate the implementation of the innovation-driven development strategy, build a whole-process innovation ecosystem chain of "basic research + technological breakthrough + results transformation + scientific and technological finance + talent support," and establish a pathway from technological strength to enterprise strength, industrial strength, and economic strength.

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The "Nansha Plan" proposes to promote joint organization and implementation of a batch of scientific and technological innovation projects by Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao research institutions, strengthen the construction of the South China (Guangzhou) Technology Transfer Centre, and the mainland transfer and transformation headquarters of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and actively undertake the transfer and transformation of innovative achievements in fields such as electronic engineering, computer science, marine science, artificial intelligence, and smart cities, establishing a highland for the transfer and transformation of scientific and technological achievements in South China.

This article is an excerpt of a news published by “China News Guangdong”, and has been translated into English. If there is any inconsistency or ambiguity between the English version and Chinese version, the latter one shall prevail. The full text of the news article, in Chinese, can be found below: