Horticultural innovation center to be established in Yanqing

By Guo Xiaohong
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Unveiling ceremony for the Zhongguancun Modern Horticulture Industry Innovation Center in Beijing on May 30, 2018. [Photo courtesy of the Publicity Dept. of Yanqing district]

The launching ceremony of the Zhongguancun Modern Horticulture Industry Innovation Center was held in Beijing on May 30. The center, to be opened in northwest Beijing's Yanqing will serve as a platform for R&D, breeding and introducing horticultural plants including flowers and vegetables as well as serving as a vehicle to push forward the development of the horticulture industry.

According to Yanqing's Deputy Governor Luo Ying, the center will bring together key horticulture scientific research institutes and enterprises to conduct research and promotion as well as industry incubation and development.

The institutions and enterprises in the center will enjoy favorable policies, announced today by Liu Hang, an official on Beijing's Zhongguancun Management Committee, in terms of technology transfer, talent pool construction and enterprise financing.

Yanqing district signs cooperation deals with nine institutes and enterprise regarding horticultural cooperation in Beijing on May 30, 2018. [Photo by Guo Xiaohong / China.org.cn]

At the launch, Yanqing district inked cooperation agreements with nine scientific institutes, associations and modern horticultural firms including China Flower Association, Chinese Society for Horticultural Science, China Vegetable Association, the Institute of Botany of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Space Biology Group and Beijing Aalsmeer International Horticultural Ltd.

As the host of the forthcoming 2019 International Horticultural Expo, Yanqing is striving to become a horticultural business district (HBD) which will cluster together 25 modern horticulture industrial parks including seed parks, planting bases and ecological farms.

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