Facts & Figures
Healthcare Research & Education at Huangpu District
At Huangpu District you have access to Guangzhou City’s outstanding education system which is the No.1 talent source in South China. Leading institutions in healthcare research and education are the South China University of Technology, The China Academy of Science Healthcare, and Sun Yat-Sen University.
Ranked in the TOP 100 by the Academic Ranking of World Universities, Sun Yat-Sen University is one of China’s most prestigious universities located just next to Guangzhou International Bio-Island. 80,000 students are enrolled at Sun Yat-Sen university alone and its College of Medical Science comprises 9 designated medical departments and runs as well as cooperates with 5 general hospitals, 3 specialised hospitals, and 13 community hospitals. In disciplines such as Microbiology or Pharmacology, the university ranks repeatedly among the top 1% in the world by ESI system.
WERIDE ROBOBUSES ON GUANGZHOU INTERNATIONAL BIOISLAND
WeRide, an autonomous driving startup in Huangpu District, launched its Robobuses on Guangzhou International Bio Island in 2022.
The Robobuses are electric vehicles that feature no steering wheels, accelerators, or brakes, and are designed with a maximum speed of 40 kilometres per hour. They can ensure stable, safe and eco-friendly operations on urban open roads, express roads and tunnels, during peak traffic hours, and on rainy and snowy days.
HUANGPU – A KEY LOCATION FOR CHINAS NEW MOBILITY AUTOMAKERS (XPENG)
XPENG is a leading Chinese Smart EV company that designs, develops, manufactures, and markets Smart EVs. XPENG develops in-house its full-stack advanced driver-assistance system technology and in-car intelligent operating system, as well as core vehicle systems. XPENG is headquartered in Guangzhou, with main offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, San Diego and Amsterdam.
Huangpu District’s automotive cluster enables XPENG to design, build and test their cars in the same mobility ecosystem.
In February 2023, XPENG opened their new production facility in Huangpu. The plant has an annual production capacity of 120,000 vehicles and manufactures the flagship G9 model (among others). In Q3 2023, the XPENG G9 SUV has successfully obtained the Guangzhou Intelligent Connected Vehicle Passenger Test Permit, and the testing area covers all general testing roads in Guangzhou, most of them in Huangpu District. Users in Huangpu District can hail a G9 Robotaxi through a mini-program app on WeChat, marking a significant step in the accessibility and adoption of autonomous vehicles
As the primary pillar industry in Guangzhou, the automobile industry enjoys a solid foundation, a sound industrial system, and an improving brand quality. Guangzhou has planned that during the 14th Five-Year Plan period, it will establish an intelligent connected new energy vehicle industry fund of 10 billion yuan, increase the industrial scale to 1.5 trillion yuan, and build a globally competitive trillion-yuan level „city of smart cars“.
Touchpoint in Europe
Our team from Invest in Huangpu is located in Germany, but we are supporting companies and partners from all over Europe. We are looking forward to helping you with information, consultancy, local contacts, and execution services on your journey to the world’s largest IoT, Green Transition and Smart Urbanisation Mega-City-Cluster: GREATER BAY AREA. We are on your side, from the initial assessment to project closure and business development in Huangpu District (Guangzhou).
Dr. daniel frerichs