The Zijin (NCIP) Technology Incubation Special Park is located on the north shore of the Yangtze River in Nanjing and inside the Nanjing Chemical Industry Park, which is a national petrochemical industrial base. With a planned area of 250,000 square meters, the special park aims to build itself as a new urban complex containing the incubator, pilot base, talent apartments, comprehensive supporting facilities, and other carriers. It mainly develops chemical new materials, new energy, life science, energy-saving and environmentally friendly new technologies and new products, new processes and new technologies of chemical engineering, and other industries. In 2012, the special park cooperated with the Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Specialized Committee of the Association of Thousand Talents Program to establish a Thousand Talents Program (Nanjing) Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Research Institute.
The special park sets up a one-stop integrated service center to provide enterprises with business registration, personnel recruitment, and other services. The center also provides start-ups with seed funds, venture capital funds, and other sci-tech financial services. There are also public technical service platforms such as a chemical product testing platform. The special park fully implements the policy requirements of the Municipal Committee of the CPC and the Municipal People's Government of Nanjing on "entrepreneurship in Nanjing," and gives great support for the introduction and cultivation of talent, growth of entrepreneurial enterprises, and construction of innovation platforms, thereby forming a scientific and technological innovation system that is enterprise-based, market-oriented, and industry-university-research combined.
Relying on the national incubator and the research institute of Thousand Talents Program, the special park is currently incubating 86 enterprises, involving a variety of new catalytic materials, photoelectric film materials, carbon fiber materials, and energy storage materials. Dr. Xiao Shuyong, an expert from the Recruitment Program of Global Experts, leads a team to undertake the "research and development of repeatable standardized production of solar plastic" project. This project has been approved as a provincial science and technology project, the technology and product quality of which are unanimously assessed by experts as having achieved the advanced international level.
By 2020, the special park will further complete the innovative and entrepreneurial policy system, perfect the innovative and entrepreneurial service system, improve the innovative and entrepreneurial mechanism, and significantly enhance the enterprises' independent innovative abilities. In this manner, it will initially establish a regional science and technology innovation center gathering innovative elements, agglomerating high-end talent, and featuring a lively entrepreneurial atmosphere. By 2020, the special park aims to ensure that the proportion of research and development (R&D) investment to gross regional domestic product (GRDP) will be higher than the average level in Nanjing, the proportion of the high-tech industry production value to the total production value of sizable industries will exceed 70%, and the number of annual patent applications will reach 1500. The special park also plans to bring in five top experts in science and technology, cultivate five innovative entrepreneurs, gather 100 high-level entrepreneurial personnel, and lead 500 young college students to start their business. The total area of completed incubation carriers for science and technology enterprises will be more than 200,000 square meters. The venture capital investment to science and technology enterprises will be accumulated and reach RMB 1 billion. More than five science and technology enterprises will be listed.