Dec 27, 2018|By Tong Wangyue
Suzhou released the list of the first batch of 60 city-level industrial design centers recently. So far, the city has a total of 92 industrial design centers above the municipal level, ranking first among all cities in Jiangsu Province.
At present, Suzhou has 42 industrial design centers above the provincial level, including two national centers. Integrated development of industrial designs and manufacturing industry has become a new drive for Suzhou’s industrial transformation.
Last year, the city’s added value of industrial design reached 17 billion yuan (US$2.47 billion), up over 15 percent from a year earlier.
The provincial and national industrial design centers reaped a total of 798 new authorized invention patents last year. A group of Suzhou enterprises including Goodbaby Group won international design awards such as the renowned Red Dot Awards and iF Design Award.