Shanghai Blockchain Industry and Park Development Report: Yangpu District established the first 5 billion-scale blockchain industry guidance fund, which has a good foundation for industrial development

This report was jointly released by the Zero One Think Tank & Digital Asset Research Institute

Author: Yang Ya

Editor's Note: The original title was "Shanghai Blockchain Industry and Park Development Report"

Since 2016, Shanghai has successively introduced blockchain technology and industry-related policies. Regarding the industrial support policies for the blockchain region , Shanghai Baoshan District, Xuhui District, Hongkou District, and Yangpu District have successively released relevant support policies. Among them, Yangpu District has released Shanghai's first special blockchain support policy.

Shanghai has 12 blockchain organizations and research institutions led by government agencies, enterprises or universities, and 2 blockchain-related industry investment funds have been established.

In November 2016, Shanghai established the first blockchain industrial park, the Shanghai Blockchain Incubation Base of the Shanghai Intellectual Property Park. At present, of the 40 blockchain industrial parks in the country, Shanghai has a total of 4 blockchain industrial parks. The number of blockchain industrial parks is second only to Guangzhou and Hangzhou, ranking third.

This report is part of Zero One Think Tank's regional industrial development research. This series of studies will form a series of blockchain regional development reports and The case report of the park, combined with various factors, ranks the national blockchain industrial park.

table of Contents

I. Shanghai Blockchain Development Industry Background

(I) Economic Development

(II) Research Development

(3) Talent development

2. Shanghai Blockchain Industry Policy

3. Achievements of Shanghai Blockchain Industry Development

(1) Blockchain organizations and research institutions

(2) Blockchain Industry Investment Fund

(Three) blockchain application

(IV) Distribution of Blockchain Industrial Park

(5) Situation of Blockchain Enterprises

Cases of Shanghai Blockchain Industrial Park

(1) Shanghai Blockchain Technology Innovation and Industrialization Base

(2) Asia-Pacific Blockchain Center (APBC)

(III) Blockchain Agglomeration Area of ​​Blue Sky Economic City

In the development of the national blockchain, Shanghai is considered an earlier city. In 2016, Shanghai has begun to introduce blockchain-related policies to explore blockchain technology research and development and application exploration. It has also established the first domestic blockchain incubation base to promote industrial agglomeration. In September 2018, Yangpu District of Shanghai released the first special support policy for the blockchain, "Several Policies and Regulations for Promoting the Development of the Blockchain Industry in Yangpu District," and formally established the first 5 billion-scale blockchain industry guide in November. The fund will further promote the agglomeration and technology application of the blockchain industry.

Under the guidance of economic, technological and talent development advantages and policy support, Shanghai's blockchain industry development and agglomeration construction has a good foundation, which provides support and guarantee for the further development of its blockchain application and industrialization.

I. Shanghai Blockchain Development Industry Background

(I) Economic Development

As the number one city in China's GDP, Shanghai's total local GDP has exceeded 3 trillion, and its economic development ranks among the top. In 2018, Shanghai's GDP reached 3.27 trillion yuan, an increase of 6.6% over 2017, and the economic growth rate was the same as that of the country. Among them, the tertiary industry's value added increased by 8.7%, accounting for 69.9% of Shanghai's GDP, which was an increase of 0.7 Percentage points.

Figure 1-1: Shanghai's GDP and the development of the three major industries (Unit: 100 million yuan)

Data source: Wind, Zero One Think Tank

Modern service industries such as information service industry, business service industry, scientific research service industry, cultural and creative industry maintained rapid development momentum; strategic emerging industries (including seven major industries including the new-generation information technology industry) increased by 8.2% over the previous year, accounting for Shanghai The proportion of GDP was 16.7%, an increase of 0.3 percentage points from the previous year.

(II) Research Development

From the perspective of scientific research investment, Shanghai has always maintained a high level of scientific research investment. In 2018, Shanghai's R & D expenditure reached 135.92 billion yuan, an increase of 12.78% over 2017, and the intensity of R & D expenditure increased to 4.16%, exceeding the national average of 2.19%, second only to provinces and municipalities across the country. 6.17% in Beijing.

Figure 1-2: Shanghai R & D expenditure and its investment intensity (R & D equivalent to the city's GDP)

Data source: Shanghai Bureau of Statistics, National Bureau of Statistics, Zero One Think Tank

Judging from the number of patents, the number of patent applications and patent grants in Shanghai are steadily increasing. In 2018, the number of patent applications in Shanghai reached 152,200, an increase of 14.04% over 2017. The compound annual average growth rate during the five years was 12.97%, and the number of patent grants was 92,500, an increase of 27% over 2017. The growth rate was 12.86%.

Figure 1-3: Number of Patent Applications Accepted and Patent Granted in Shanghai (Unit: 10,000)

Data source: Wind, Zero One Think Tank

 

(3) Talent development

In terms of talents, Shanghai has abundant college resources and talent resources. As of the end of 2018, there were 64 institutions of higher learning in Shanghai, including 38 undergraduate institutions, including nationally renowned key institutions of higher learning such as Fudan University, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Tongji University, and the number of institutions of higher learning ranked fifth in cities across the country. Since 2016, the number of graduates from Shanghai's colleges and universities each year has exceeded 130,000, and the number of graduates from colleges and universities in 2018 was 132,500, a decrease of 1699 from the previous year.

Figure 1-4: Graduates of Shanghai's Higher Education Institutions (Unit: 10,000)

Data source: Wind, Zero One Think Tank

In the training of blockchain professionals, according to the incomplete statistics of the Zero One Think Tank, six universities in Shanghai have clearly established blockchain-related courses or training courses, including Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, Tongji University, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Fudan University , Shanghai University and Shanghai Lixin College of Accounting and Finance, among which Tongji University has also set up an artificial intelligence and blockchain intelligence laboratory.

Table 1-1: Blockchain-related courses or training classes explicitly established by universities in Shanghai

Source: Public information collation, Zero One Think Tank

2. Shanghai Blockchain Industry Policy

 

Since 2016, Shanghai has successively introduced blockchain technology and industry-related policies, and actively promoted blockchain technology research and development, application exploration, and industrial development. In June 2016, in the "Notice on Carrying Out the Second Batch of Shanghai Informatization Development Special Fund (Big Data Development) Project Application in 2016" issued by the Shanghai Economic Information Commission, the blockchain technology innovation project was also Included in the application. In April 2017, the Shanghai Internet Finance Industry Association also released the first domestic financial self-discipline rule for the Internet financial industry's blockchain, the Self-discipline Rule for the Application of Blockchain Technology in Internet Financial Institutions.

Table 2-1: Blockchain related industrial policies in Shanghai

Source: Public information collation, Zero One Think Tank

From the perspective of industry-related policies issued by various regions of Shanghai, Baoshan District, Xuhui District, and Hongkou District of Shanghai have successively released relevant supporting policies. Yangpu District has also issued a special support policy for blockchains, “Yangpu District Promotion Block Several Policies and Regulations on the Development of the Chain Industry.

3. Achievements of Shanghai Blockchain Industry Development

 

(1) Blockchain organizations and research institutions

According to incomplete statistics of the Zero One Think Tank, Shanghai has 12 blockchain organizations and research institutions led by government agencies, enterprises or universities, including 7 blockchain alliances, 3 research centers, and the Shanghai blockchain. Technology Association and Wanxiang Blockchain Lab. These blockchain organizations and research institutions are mainly committed to in-depth research on blockchain technology, specific industrial applications, etc., and jointly promote the application of blockchain technology.

Table 3-1: Shanghai Blockchain Organizations and Research Institutions

Source: Public information collation, Zero One Think Tank

(2) Blockchain Industry Investment Fund

At present, Shanghai has two blockchain-related industry investment funds: one is a fund set up by private enterprises, and the other is a government-led block chain industry guidance fund.

In October 2015, at the first Blockchain Global Summit, Wanxiang Holdings announced the establishment of a $ 50 million blockchain investment fund, which is China's first venture capital fund focused on investing in blockchain technology-related companies.

In November 2018, under the guidance of Shanghai Science and Technology Commission, Shanghai Economic and Information Commission, Shanghai Science and Technology Association, and the People's Government of Yangpu District, Shanghai Science and Technology Innovation Center, Yangpu District Science and Technology Commission and National Technology Transfer Eastern Center Chain Technology Association unveiling ceremony and the first Yangtze River Delta Blockchain Technology Application Forum "event was held, and the first" blockchain industry guidance fund "in Shanghai was officially established.

According to the data, the overall scale of the fund is 5 billion yuan, of which the first phase of the 1 billion yuan-scale equity investment fund has been launched, focusing on the investment direction of "blockchain + science and technology board", which is mainly aimed at investment that can land and can give the real economy Bringing effective blockchain and blockchain upstream and downstream enterprises.

(Three) blockchain application

As a domestic economic, financial, trade, and shipping center, Shanghai provides a large number of scenarios for the application of blockchain technology in the fields of finance, supply chain, shipping, and traceability.

From the perspective of specific application scenarios, relying on government departments' emphasis on the promotion of blockchain technology, and the promotion and practice of blockchain technology applications by blockchain companies, Shanghai blockchain technology has been used in insurance, supply chain finance, and shipping logistics. , Food traceability, medical health, social credit, electronic certificate, digital copyright and other scenarios have been put into practice, and many application results have appeared.

Table 3-2: Practice of Shanghai Blockchain Technology Application Scenarios

Source: Public information collation, Zero One Think Tank

(IV) Distribution of Blockchain Industrial Park

According to the incomplete statistics of the Zero One Think Tank, as of now, there are 40 blockchain industrial parks across the country. From the perspective of geographical distribution, there are 4 blockchain industrial parks in Shanghai. In terms of provinces and cities alone, the number of Shanghai blockchain parks also ranks third, after Guangzhou and Hangzhou.

Figure 3-1: Number of regional distribution of national blockchain industrial parks

Data source: Zero One Think Tank

From the time of establishment of the blockchain industrial park, as early as 2016, Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou have begun to establish a blockchain industrial park. In November 2016, Shanghai Intellectual Property Park Sky Blockchain Incubation Base officially settled in Baoshan District, Shanghai, becoming China's first application blockchain incubation base. In 2018, with the promotion of blockchain-related policies, three blockchain industrial parks have successively settled in Shanghai's Yangpu District, Hongkou District, and Jiading District.

Figure 3-2: Distribution of Shanghai Blockchain Industrial Park

Source: Zero One Think Tank

(5) Situation of Blockchain Enterprises

From the perspective of the number of blockchain companies, according to the incomplete statistics of the Zero One Think Tank, the number of blockchain companies in Shanghai has shown a year-on-year growth trend. As of December 2019, the number of blockchain companies in Shanghai has reached 367. The number of blockchain companies is more than three times, of which the number of newly registered blockchain companies in 2018 was the largest, 77. At the same time, among these blockchain companies, there are also many blockchain technology companies owned by well-known enterprises such as Wanxiang Group, Ant Financial, Ping An Group.

Figure 3-3: Number of Blockchain Enterprises in Shanghai, 2010-2019

Data source: Zero One Think Tank

From the perspective of the distribution of blockchain enterprises, Chongming District, Jiading District, and Baoshan District are the three regions with the most blockchain enterprises in each area of ​​Shanghai, with 48, 42 and 36, of which Jiading District Hebaoshan District is an area where the blockchain industrial park is actively developing.

Figure 3-4: Distribution area of ​​Shanghai blockchain registered enterprises

Data source: Zero One Think Tank

Cases of Shanghai Blockchain Industrial Park

 

(1) Shanghai Blockchain Technology Innovation and Industrialization Base

In September 2018, at the 2018 China (Shanghai) Blockchain Technology Innovation Summit, Yangpu District released Shanghai's first blockchain industry support policy and announced the launch of the "Shanghai Blockchain Technology Innovation and Industrialization Base." The base is located in Building C7 of Wangu Science and Technology Park, with a construction area of ​​19,000 square meters.

In November 2018, Yangpu District officially established the Shanghai Blockchain Technology Association and a 5 billion yuan blockchain industry guidance fund, which has greatly promoted the development of the base.

Based on the "incubation + fund + think tank + community ecology + training" five-in-one development strategy, the work of the base has already begun to bear fruit, its influence continues to expand, and its policy effects continue to be prominent. At the 2019 China (Shanghai) Blockchain Technology Innovation Summit, Ding Huanhuan, member of the Standing Committee of Yangpu District Committee and deputy head of the district, pointed out that the base has settled in more than 40 blockchain technology application-oriented enterprises, and held the base as a platform for professional training. 11 training courses for senior entrepreneurs, customized courses for large enterprises.

(2) Asia-Pacific Blockchain Center (APBC)

In October 2018, under the guidance of the Hongkou District Government and the National Music Industry Base, the Asia-Pacific Blockchain Foundation commissioned the Asia-Pacific Blockchain Center (APBC), a blockchain technology professional incubation platform commissioned to build, operate, and manage. . The park is located at 300 Tongzhou Road, Hongkou District and covers an area of ​​5,000 square meters.

Adhering to the concept of "consensus, co-construction, sharing, and win-win", the park currently covers five business sectors: education and training, blockchain research institute, blockchain laboratory, application landing promotion and investment incubation. At the same time, the park has reached strategic cooperation with multi-incubators such as the Hong Kong Molecular Blockchain Center, WBO Open Business Incubation Center, Shanghai Social Credit Promotion Center, Wanxiang Blockchain New Chain Space, and Babit Accelerator, and formed a synergy. Development of an incubator platform network.

At present, the park has settled in various types of blockchain technology enterprises such as alliance chain R & D, blockchain games, blockchain think tanks, blockchain ratings, blockchain data services, and blockchain technology service providers. Industry organizations, technical geeks, media communities and other industry communities have hosted more than 100 blockchain exchange events.

(III) Blockchain Agglomeration Area of ​​Blue Sky Economic City

In October 2018, Shanghai Jiading Blue Sky Economic City announced a joint effort with China Blockchain Application Research Center, Chuangfei Group, and Chainview World to jointly create a characteristic block chain cluster in Shanghai, and also launched 8 for blockchain technology companies. Major blockchain support policies include office space subsidies, tax incentives, business support policies, talent incentive policies, listing support policies, blockchain technology demonstration base alliance support, investment and financing support, and patent awards.

The cluster area is located in the Xiaomei Science and Technology Park in Shanghai Blue Sky Economic City, with a total of 40,000 square meters of physical space for entrepreneurship. The construction of the first phase of the park has been completed, and all 6000 square meters of office space have been settled in blockchain enterprises. It was officially launched on March 13th, and the Blockchain Agglomeration Zone BCC was established in March 2019.

The cluster area provides multi-dimensional entrepreneurial support around blockchain technology, industrial layout, practical scenarios and innovative applications, guides compliance and rapid growth of blockchain companies, and promotes the development and application of blockchain technology. Currently, blockchain has been implemented Landing trials of industrial applications of technology in supply chain finance, gaming, and the Internet of Things.