China granted its 2019 National Science and Technology Awards, the nation's highest scientific honor, on Jan 10, and six projects from Guangzhou Development District (GDD) were among the winners.
The number of winners from GDD has increased by 50 percent year-on-year. Five out of the six winners are companies and four of them are high-tech companies.
First prize was won by a project on national major scientific and technological facilities with strong pulsed magnetic field, led by the research institute of China Southern Power Grid.
The number of National Science and Technology Awards won is one of the key indices for showcasing regional independent innovation capacity.
In recent years, GDD has made great achievements in carrying out innovation-driven development strategies to turn GDD into a core international science and technology innovation center in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.
Six projects from GDD win the 2019 National Science and Technology Award.