Deputies offer suggestions on technological support

Writer: Chen Siqi  |  Editor: Zhang Zeling  |  From: Shenzhen Daily  |  Updated: 2024-02-02

The government work report presented by Mayor Qin Weizhong, which pointed out the need to enhance technological innovation and industrial system competitiveness, ignited fervent discussions among deputies at the city's annual legislative meeting Thursday. They also shared their perspectives and recommendations on this critical matter.

Xiong Yongqiang, president of Jiada Group, a company engaged in green architecture construction and solutions, commended the city's practices in developing industrial clusters. However, he recommended a more focused approach, urging the government to channel investments specifically into crucial technological areas.

Xiong highlighted the potential of the Hetao Shenzhen-Hong Kong Science and Technology Innovation Cooperation Zone as a hub for global and domestic research and development (R&D), advocating for concentrated government investments in specific industries to mobilize resources for R&D.

"The city government has made significant investments in high-end equipment and devices across various industries and educational institutions. By consolidating these resources in specific areas, the city can harness its strength, establish potent industrial clusters, and foster the development of leading R&D centers," Xiong explained.

Wang Yanmei, director of the Shenzhen Nanshan Science and Technology Institute, underscored the significance of intensifying supports for the software sector. "Software is important in driving digital transformation of traditional industries, especially in the realm of artificial intelligence."

This view found resonance with Ma Jian, CEO of XtalPi, a medical unicorn utilizing artificial intelligence technology. Ma proposed expanded supports for large-scale models in specific vertical fields to capitalize on diverse industrial scenarios.