As the north China center of BGI, BGIQingdao is an important theoretical and technical support for marine genomics analysis and application research. BGI Qingdao has participated in the global marine genomic researches, and was among the founders for international collaborations of Genome 10K, in which marine species have been involved. Also, with experiences in genomic researches, together with the collaborators, BGIQingdao has decoded complex marine genomes including oyster，bamboo shark and flatfish. Besides, BGI Qingdao will launch a series of projects, focus on economically and evolutionarily important marine species, and meta-genomic studies of the ocean environments.
China National Genebank
CNGB established a state-of-the-art, highly efficient genetic information database, traceable bio repository, and the national standard of operation for genetic data and bio specimen collection, storage, and management, in order to protect precious and unique genetic resources in China. CNGB has also participated in numerous international and national collaborations, aiming to establish a fundamental supportive platform for the biomedical, bio-agricultural, and marine biology research. By stimulating genetic and bioinformatics data sharing and utilization, and improving genetic data storage, analysis, and management capabilities, CNGB will promote further development of life sciences and biotechnology industries, seizing the strategic advantage of bio-economy and genetic resource for the future.
Qingdao International Economic Cooperation Zone
Qingdao International Economic CooperationZone locates at Qingdao West Coast New Area, covering a land area of 204 km2, will develop into a modern area that leads industrial trend, demonstrates international cooperation and harmonizes industrial production with urban living. Qingdao International Economic Cooperation Zone includes Sino-German Ecopark, Sino-Korean Innovation Park and Sino-US New Energy Industrial Park at the moment.
CHINA(SHANDONG) PILOT FREE TRADE ZONE QINGDAO AREA
The Qingdao area of the China (Shandong) Pilot Free Trade Zone covers 52 square kilometers, focusing on the development of modern Marine, international trade, shipping logistics, modern finance, advanced manufacturing and other industries. At present, it has established economic and trade exchanges with more than 180 countries and regions, and the average annual growth rate of foreign trade import and export and actual utilization of foreign investment has reached 27.3% and 51% respectively. 60 Fortune 500 domestic and overseas investment projects have been launched. It has won the titles of “China’s Ten Most Valuable Investment Parks” and “Ten Best Parks for high-quality Development, Reform and Innovation”. According to the evaluation of the Research Institute of the Ministry of Commerce, Qingdao Free Trade Zone has entered the first echelon of 67 free trade zones in the country.
As the first ecological cooperation demonstration project between China and Germany, the Sino-German EcoPark is an important portal and platform for Qingdao’s opening up and cooperation. By the end of 2022, a total of 21 Fortune 500 projects and more than 3,000 domestic and foreign enterprises have settled in and developed, the “three-chain” industry layout of integrated circuit, gene technology and smart home appliances has taken shape, and the construction of Qingdao integrated Circuit Industrial Park and gene Technology Industrial Park has started. It was awarded the “Sustainable City and Human Settlement Environment Award” by the United Nations, and praised as “a light tower project in the ecological field of the Chinese and German governments, and a model of Sino-German bilateral cooperation park” by the Chinese Ministry of Commerce and the German Ministry of Economic Affairs.
Qingdao Gene Industry Association
Qingdao Gene Industry Association, founded in 2023, is composed of more than 50 leading enterprises and professionals in the city’s gene industry. It is a city-wide, joint and non-profit social organization, committed to providing services to members in a three-dimensional and all-round way, self-discipline, coordination, supervision and protection of members’ legitimate rights and interests, and assisting government departments to strengthen industry management. To contribute to the development of the gene industry.
MGI Tech Co., Ltd. (referred to as MGI) is committed to building core tools and technology to lead life science through intelligent innovation. With a focus on R&D, production and sales of DNA sequencing instruments, reagents, and related products, MGI provides real-time, panoramic, and life course equipment and systems for precision medicine, precision agriculture, precision healthcare and other relevant industries. MGI is a leading producer of clinical high-throughput gene sequencers, and its multi-omics platforms include genetic sequencing, medical imaging, and laboratory automation.