Beijing will release a raft of policies to encourage the development of the city’s robotic industry and spur innovations during the upcoming 2023 World Robot Conference, a senior Beijing official said yesterday.
The Chinese capital and a number of economic development zones under its jurisdiction will roll out favorable policies and targeted measures related to robotics during the event, Su Guobin, deputy director of Beijing Municipal Bureau of Economy and Information Technology, told a press conference yesterday,
He didn’t elaborate what the policies will be and what segments they will target.
The event is scheduled to run from August 16 through 22.
Beijing announced an action plan in late June on innovation in the robotic industry between 2023 and 2025, mandating that by 2025 the city will incubate 100 robotic products with high technological level and added value.
Besides, it will build a robotic industry with core revenue of more than 30 billion yuan (US$4.14 billion) and generate 100 application scenarios for robotics with the potential to be extended nationwide.
The plan also emphasizes the need to facilitate the development of humanoid robots, to lead advances across four other categories, including healthcare, collaborative, specialized and logistics robots, in which Beijing has an existing advantage.
To implement the action plan, Beijing will put forward a number of measures to support innovation, foster industrial agglomeration, promote application and bolster the provision of resources.
China’s policymakers have been issuing one policy after another to support the growth of the country’s robotic sector, in particular the “robot+” action plan released in January by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology in partnership with 16 other ministries and ministry-level departments.