February 16， 2008
Beijing (CRCC, Reporter: )--China Railway Construction Corporation was selected into the pilot project for building innovation-oriented enterprise in China. This was the second round of selection and so far 287 pilot enterprises have been chosen for this project.
The Ministry of Science and Technology, the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council and the National Trade Union have jointly launched this project as an important part of the State plan for guiding technical innovations in the whole country. The project is intended to push Chinese enterprises to make vigorous and enduring efforts to improve their abilities for independent innovations, promote the establishment and perfection of an internal mechanism favorable for independent innovation, and guide the enterprise to explore the effective modes for the development of different types of enterprises. By establishing a certain number of innovation-oriented pilot enterprises, the project aims to guide and bring along other enterprise to develop in an innovative way, thus promoting the enterprise to become the true subjects of innovation. The three government sectors will provide a package of supports to the pilot enterprises selected into this project. Firstly, pilot enterprises will be allowed to adopt a more favorable system or mechanism for innovation. Secondly, they may have more chances to participate in government planned research programs. Thirdly, they will be encouraged to set up their own R&D bases. In addition, pilot enterprises may enjoy a priority in getting preferential loans for investment in R&D and technical innovations, and higher export rebates, and it is also possible for them to apply for special loans or government development funds for specific projects.
Being selected as an innovation oriented pilot enterprise will give impetus to CRCC to improve innovation mechanism, strengthen the basis and ability for innovation, increase R&D investment, develop and attract innovative talents and cultivate an innovation culture, and thus push CRCC to develop as an innovation oriented enterprise with strong innovation abilities and strong international competitiveness and with its own brands and independent key technologies.