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Forum held to discuss coordinated development in smart manufacturing

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated : May 10, 2021

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A forum discussing the coordinated development of the Yangtze River Delta (YRD) in intelligent manufacturing is held in Jiaxing from May 9-11. [Photo/cnjxol.com]

A forum was held in Jiaxing, East China's Zhejiang province, on May 9 to discuss coordinated development in the Yangtze River Delta (YRD) in intelligent manufacturing, local media reported.

Roadshows, signing events, competitions, and speeches will be held during the three-day event.

These activities attracted experts and scholars from research institutes and universities around China, including the Advanced Institute of Information Technology of Peking University, the Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology,the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the Robotics Research Institute of Zhejiang University.

They delivered keynote speeches at the forum on collaborative innovation in the YRD's intelligent manufacturing industry, artificial intelligence (AI) boosting the digital transformation of the manufacturing industry, and the current situation and coordinated development of intelligent manufacturing service resources in the YRD.

In recent years, Jiaxing has rolled out measures to develop the basic sectors of the intelligent manufacturing industry.

In the first quarter of this year, the added value of the equipment manufacturing industry above designated size in Jiaxing reached 20.98 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 57.3 percent, while the added value of its AI industry amounted to 3.81 billion yuan.

In 2020, the added value of the equipment manufacturing industry above designated size in the city totaled 78.51 billion yuan ($12.21 billion), a year-on-year increase of 22.6 percent, while the added value of the city's AI industry stood at 16.99 billion yuan.