A view of Huangpu district. [Photo by Jia Zihao]
Guangzhou's Huangpu district topped all districts in the city in terms of overall innovation according to the 2021 Report of Guangzhou Urban Innovation Index released on March 25.
The report made by the Guangzhou Productivity Promotion Center assessed 11 districts according to their performances by the end of 2020, in which the average comprehensive innovation index was 79.35, while Huangpu's score was 97.96, nearly 13 points higher than the second-ranked Tianhe district.
Huangpu got 100 points in terms of both public and enterprise R&D expenditures, the highest citywide. The annual growth rate of Huangpu's public R&D expenditures in 2020 was 36.33 percent, ranking first in the city.
In terms of patent output, Huangpu district got a score of 93.54, nearly 20 points higher than the second-ranked Nansha district. This sector is regarded as having strategic significance in valuing a district's innovation development outcomes.
In addition, Huangpu welcomed 10 new provincial innovation platforms in 2020, making the district first in innovation platform construction on the list.