- About Wuxi
Recently, the person in charge of China Yixing Environmental Science and Technology Water Rehabilitation Co., Ltd. visited Wupai Reservoir in the Jialing River Basin, and was highly appreciated by citizens there. After a year of systematic repair and operation, the water quality of the reservoir has been improved to surface water of class III from inferior water of class V. The technical idea of the project originated from Japan. Since the company promoted international cooperation with Japanese side, it not only introduced related technical experts to Yixing, but also realized applied the advanced technology to projects and products made in Yixing.
International cooperation is an important part of transformation development of environmental protection industry in Yixing. In 2017, Yixing set up International Cooperation Base of High-end Environmental Equipment Manufacturing to build an upgraded “test field” for international cooperation by adopting the mechanism of foreign company partner. In brief, the foreign companies or the technology partners fund with the ownership of patented technologies or non-patented technologies and set up joint venture enterprises with local companies in Yixing, so as to develop a number of outstanding companies in the industry.
In addition to accommodating resources, introducing talent and technology also activated the "ecological chain" of industrial development. For example, IEM GM, an enterprise in International Cooperation Base of High-end Environmental Equipment Manufacturing, is funded and set up by GrandPoly Technologies Co., Ltd., International Cooperation Base of High-end Environmental Equipment Manufacturing, Kenda Water Affairs and Southeast University. Currently, it is one of the largest enterprises in the whole province to produce rainwater collection modules in sponge cities. The integration of resource technologies enables this up-rising company to quickly show its abilities. After the outbreak of COVID-19 last year, the company became the supplier of groundwater storage of Huoshenshan Hospital and took 2 days to complete the engineering task which originally needed 14 days. As more enterprises settle in International Cooperation Base of High-end Environmental Equipment Manufacturing, types of business in the base increased day by day. They are backup companies with special abilities to make contributions to improving the environment in Yixing. At present, in addition to traditional water affairs, the businesses of the base include comprehensive water environment management, solid and hazardous waste disposal and soil remediation technology and equipment. Over the past three years, the base has successfully incubated 22 enterprises, of which 6 are Sino-foreign joint ventures and cooperative enterprises.
The settlement of resources has further introduced talent and innovative technologies. Yoshida Kenji is a shareholder of International Cooperation Biotechnology (Yixing) Co., Ltd and a full-time foreign expert of the base. Up to now, enterprises in International Cooperation Base of High-end Environmental Equipment Manufacturing have applied for more than 100 invention patents and utility model patents. Due to its rapid incubation ability, International Cooperation Base of High-end Environmental Equipment Manufacturing was included in the Implementation Plan on Integrated Development of State Independent Innovation Model Areas in South Jiangsu as an example and became a key innovation platform to be developed by Jiangsu Province.