SHANGHAI is pushing the development of industrial Internet under a three-year plan from this year to boost industrial output and upgrade its economic structure, according to government officials yesterday.
The city will boost the information structure and technology applications in six strategic industries including advanced equipment manufacturing and biological medicine. The technologies include data analysis, 4G and 5G communications, industrial robots and various Internet applications, according to the officials.
“The industrial Internet is a catalyst for the city’s long-term strategy to establish itself as a global tech and innovation center,” said Zhou Bo, Shanghai’s vice mayor.
Local industrial giants including Lingang Group and SAIC Motor are involved in the three-year plan from 2016 to 2018.
“We can seek unique opportunities in Shanghai of integration between traditional industries and latest technologies,” said Wang Dong, founder and CEO of Zhaogang.com which trades steel and iron products online.