Shanghai makes further progress in industrial IoT

Yuan Luhang
Shanghai has entered a new era of industrial IoT construction since it rolled out its three-year plan for the sector in 2017 and renewed it earlier this month.
Yuan Luhang
Shanghai makes further progress in industrial IoT

Several key industrial Internet of Things (IoT) projects began construction on Tuesday in Shanghai, including five unmanned factories, five industry IoT platforms and five functional platforms providing public IoT services.

Wu Qing, vice mayor of Shanghai, said: “The boom of the online economy after the pandemic brings more opportunities to the development of the industrial IoT.”

He called on more enterprises to participate in building the industrial IoT, which he described as inevitable due to digitalization and economic upgrading.

“Shanghai is still in the preliminary stage of IoT construction and generally enterprises are at the same starting point, which means there is enormous potential yet to tap,” Wu said.

Besides, the city has inked new projects with five IoT companies, including Kyland Technology Co Ltd, winner of the Zhanlu Award, the world’s first award for industrial intelligence, Hexagon, providing sensor, software and autonomous solutions and Molbase.

Wu Jincheng, director of the Shanghai Commission of Economy and Informatization, said: “Shanghai has entered a new era of industrial IoT construction since it rolled out its three-year plan for the sector.”

In 2017, the city launched China’s first industrial IoT construction plan, with the government playing a leading role. But in the new era, enterprises are tasked with more responsibilities.

Yuan Quan, deputy director of the Shanghai State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission, said: “State-owned enterprises are the main battlefield in building the industrial IoT and they should set a model in digital transformation.”

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