On September 15, 37 new economy leading enterprises from across the country gathered in Qingdao, with a common goal in mind: to be Qingdao partners and dig up new economy together.
They were clearly "prepared". At the symposium held in the afternoon that day, they put forward their vision of cooperation with Qingdao one after another and expressed unreservedly their sincerity of cooperation.
With the spread of the global pandemic, the world economy has suffered an unprecedented impact. However, the new economy, represented by new infrastructure and online services, has accelerated its growth and expansion.
Ma Yun, co-chair of the UN High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation, said at the Online China International Intelligent Industry Expo 2020 held on September 15, that amid all the great uncertainties of today, one thing is certain: the trend of digitization has not changed, which 0is the most certain great opportunity now.
The national economic performance in August released by the National Bureau of Statistics on September 15 shows The output of industrial robots, smart phones, integrated circuits and micro-computer equipment increased by 32.5%, 12.1%, 12.1% and 12.0% respectively in August, in the January-August period, total retail sales of consumer goods fell by 8.6% year on year, but that online grew by 9.5% year-on-year, thanks to the digital economy.
In ten days ago China international service trade fair held in global services trade summit, President xi jinping pointed out that will be set up to support Beijing science and technology innovation, and service sectors, the digital economy as the main characteristics of free trade area, build a high level of the coordinated development of beijing-tianjin-hebei open platform, form a higher level of reform and opening up a new pattern.The digital economy has been raised to the height of national strategy.Beijing was chosen because it has an unusually developed digital economy, accounting for more than 50% of the city's GDP.
Digital technology has given birth to a series of derivative technologies such as the Internet, big data, cloud computing, and artificial intelligence, forming a mass breakthrough and application of a new generation of information technology. As the digital world merges with the physical world, our production and life are being reshaped by digitization.
In case of every technological iteration and economic change, entrepreneurs are like lookouts at the bow of a ship.
The 37 head companies that came to Qingdao are the pioneers who stand at the forefront of technology and industry.
The unicorn company "Chunyuyisheng" is a well-known enterprise in the field of "Internet + medical and health" in China, which has successively created Internet medical service models such as online consultation, aerial clinics, private doctors, open platforms, Internet diagnosis and treatment platforms, and health stations.
"Jingdong Health" is backed by the big tree of JD Group, focusing on medical and health business, becoming the third unicorn created by Jingdong Group after JD Digital and JD Logistics.
"Uisee Technology" focuses on the research and development of high-level autonomous driving algorithms and systems, and provides advanced unmanned driving solutions for the industry, which has become a frontrunner in the commercialization of unmanned driving and has grown into a "quasi-unicorn" enterprise.
Among them are the unicorn specializing on the research of robot core control technology-"Leju Robot", also the first-batch national high-tech enterprise in the field of visual AI, the unicorn enterprise "Jingle Magic", as well as “Jiezuxiandeng”, Zhongguancun high-tech and unicorn enterprise, dedicated to "AI+education".
In addition, the group has ADACLOUD, Zhongxiang technology, Tuya intelligence, Chanming technology, and Neolix with influences in many fields.
When corporate unicorns meet city unicorn
Why do so many unicorns and new economy head enterprises come?
What kind of city will attract similar enterprises. On September 8, Wang Qingxian, member of the Standing Committee of the Shandong Provincial Party Committee and Secretary of the Qingdao Municipal Party Committee, interviewed in the CCTV News "On Relativity, All Cities Talk Together", and answered "What’s the most representative sentence in Qingdao?" by “Qingdao is an island of youth, an entrepreneurship city, and a "unicorn" city.
Why? Because Qingdao is a young and vibrant city, resonating with the state, psychology, and pursuit of young people, and has a spiritual temperament similar to "unicorn" enterprises with strong innovation and great growth potential.
Qingdao is not only a unicorn in cities, but also a city full of unicorns. On July 28th, Great Wall Strategic Consulting released a new list of Chinese unicorn companies where Qingdao has a total of 6 unicorn companies selected, making it a veritable "Northern Second City" amid Chinese unicorn companies.
Wang Delu, director of the Beijing Great Wall Enterprise Strategy Research Institute, said that large enterprises in Qingdao have become platforms incubating unicorns, which is a good phenomenon. He added, it is expectedc to join hands with Qingdao to build a new species breeding base in China.
Yuan Yi, vice president of JD Health, said that he hopes to establish a comprehensive industrial base project in Qingdao integrating health, big data and AI.
Like entrepreneurs, Qingdao is also quite urgent to development new economy.
In August, the Qingdao Municipal Government issued the "Opinions on Promoting the Development of New Economic Business Models", which will implement five major actions such as new infrastructure support, element resource protection, enterprise growth, application scenarios expansion, and development environment optimization to stimulate new consumer demand.
New species need new ecology. Real entrepreneurs are not just pursuing the natural scenery of Qingdao with "red tiles, green trees, blue sea and sky", who care more about whether the city's concept fits the pursuit of value and whether the entrepreneurial environment can nourish growth dreams.
The new economy has become the general trend, a historical trend that no one can stop, which is also an excellent opportunity for Qingdao to achieve its rise. The engagement of new economic leading enterprises batch after batch will serve the ladder of Qingdao's rise, which also create opportunities for more urban partners.