Shanghai Announced Blueprint of City of Design

Posted on: 16. May 2022

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Shanghai World-class “City of Design” Development Promotion Conference was held at the Friendship Hall on February 17, with a city design industry blueprint released. Shanghai aims to be a City of Design with output of over 2 trillion yuan (US$312.5 billion) by 2025, covering development on industrial, construction and fashion innovation and design. By 2030, the city is going to be a “world-class design capital”.

Shanghai will focus on industrial design and digital innovation to boost the industry, covering electronics, biomedicine, automotive, high-tech devices and new materials, according to the Shanghai Commission of Economy and Informatization, who is the leading department of design industry in Municipal Government.

Shanghai is inviting more participation from designers, universities and industry organizations to push up design development. The city plans to invite 100 world-class designers to take part in Design City in Shanghai, said Wu Jincheng, director of the commission. By 2025, Shanghai will be home to 20 national industrial design centers and 200 city-level innovation centers.

Several industrial zones will be built as autonomous driving zones in Jiading District, a smart device zone in Songjiang and part of the digital economy drive in Qingpu District. It is also announced, Hillhouse Capital Group and Fosun Group will establish a design industry fund and a fashion consumption fund.



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