China Announces “Made in China 2025” Plan Implementation
As part of a series of key enterprise cooperative programs to promote the industrialization of major scientific and technological innovation, the Chinese Universities Intelligent Manufacturing Innovation Network has been officially launched. The “Made in China 2025” strategy focuses on innovation-driven development, smart technologies, 3D printing, robotics, intelligent equipment and advanced manufacturing materials to pursue sustainable development. The plan includes raising the domestic content of core components and materials to 40% by 2020 and 70% by 2025. It also aims to establish manufacturing innovation centers (15 by 2020 and 40 by 2025) and seeks to strengthen IPR protection for SMEs.