Xi'an High-tech Zone is one of the first national hi-tech zones approved by the State Council, one of the six world-class science and technology parks approved for construction by the Ministry of Science and Technology, as well as the National Independent Innovation Demonstration Zone approved by the State Council and the first hard science and technology innovation demonstration zone approved by the Ministry of Science and Technology.
Over the past 30 years, Xi'an High-Tech Zone has been adhering to its original mission of "developing high technology and industrialisation", and has taken a successful path to achieve high-quality development through innovation-driven inland high-tech zones. It has achieved a series of major leaps from scratch, from small to large, and from weak to strong, with the planned area growing from 2.7 square kilometres to 1,079 square kilometres and the economic scale growing from 0.65 billion yuan in 1991 to 268.1 billion yuan in 2021.
In 2021, Xi'an High-tech Zone will start a new journey of building "Strength High-tech, Science and Technology High-tech, Quality High-tech and Happiness High-tech", promoting the comprehensive strength to a new level and starting the construction of Silk Road Science City.
The Silk Road Science City, with a total planning area of 220 km², is located in the heart of the high-tech zone, starting from Weidou Road in the north, connecting Huanshan Road in the south, bordering Xifeng Road in the east and reaching the western border of the High-tech Zone in the west. It is an important node of the Xi'an Science and Technology Innovation Belt, linking the Western Science and Technology Innovation Port and Chang'an University City, and will become a core support point leading Xi'an to build a comprehensive national science centre and a regional science and technology innovation centre, and an important showcase for the construction of Xi'an as a national centre city.
As the core area of High-tech Zone, the Silk Road Science City consists of three zones, namely the Central Innovation Zone, the Ecological Cultural and Creative Zone and the Hard Technology Industrial Zone, and gathers ten distinctive industrial clusters, forming a general spatial structure of "one city, three zones and ten clusters". "The overall spatial structure of the city is based on the vision of "a prototype in one year, an image in three years, a scale in five years, and a new city in ten years", and is committed to building "a highland of hard science and technology innovation with global influence, a centre for international scientific exchange along the Belt and Road with Chinese charm, and a high energy level of Qin Chuang Yuan. Qin Chuang Yuan is a platform for the transformation of high-capacity scientific and technological achievements, and a green and intelligent ideal city of the future", and strives to be the mission practice area, core engine area and model area for the construction of Qin Chuang Yuan.
In the future, it will not only be an attractive benchmark for the high quality of life in High-tech Zone and a new model for efficient governance, but will also become the centrepiece of social and economic development in the city, contributing to the innovation-driven development of Shaanxi Province and the deep integration of the "two chains".
Central Innovation District
The planning area is 50.9 square kilometres. In order to create an international financial centre on the Silk Road with a deep integration of "technology + finance + innovation" and mutual multiplication and amplification, it will become the image portal of the science and innovation city, the empowerment centre of the science and innovation ecology and the future scene of technology application.
Ecological Cultural and Creative District
With a planned area of 20 square kilometres, it will develop technology and green culture and tourism with technology tourism, ecological culture and creativity, and business conference as its core functions, and build an urban fun and leisure centre.
Hard Technology Industry Zone
It is planned to cover an area of 149.1 square kilometres, with the five innovation sources as the core, using the "Qin Chuang Yuan" innovation-driven platform to achieve collaborative innovation and industrial application, becoming the "Qin Chuang Yuan" bearing place, a demonstration place for the transformation of results and a gathering place for hard science and technology industries.
The new look of the park
The Silk Road Science City adheres to the development concepts of innovation, coordination, green, openness and sharing, coordinates the spatial layout of production, living and ecology, improves public service facilities and urban functions such as scientific research, education, medical care and culture, and is committed to building an industrial ecology of "dual-chain integration" to create a trillion-dollar industrial platform; a low-carbon and green natural ecology to set a model of "dual-carbon" in the new era; a high-end and fashionable urban ecology to create a sample of intelligent living, promote the deep integration of "industry, city and landscape", build a new city of science and technology that integrates industry and city, and create an ideal city for scientific and creative talents to work and live in.View More