Innovation Hotspot

Contribute to 200,000 patents filed annually at the heart of the world’s biggest IoT, Green Transition and Smart Urbanisation hotspot.

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Facts & Figures

location ranks higher than Greater Bay Area under the TOP 100 Science & Technology Hotspots listed in WIPO’s Global Innovation Index 2022
patents are filed each year at the Greater Bay Area patent registry which is located at Huangpu District
kilometers of autonomous driving have been realised in Greater Bay Area and Huangpu District

Innovation ecosystem

Among the TOP 100 performing Science & Technology Clusters the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) lists the GREATER BAY AREA as second, after the Tokyo–Yokohama Cluster, while San Jose–San Francisco, CA only ranks six.

Huangpu District is located at the very centre of this TOP 3 global innovation hotspot and largest IOT, GREEN TRANSITION & FUTURE URBANISATION MEGA-CITY-CLUSTER in the world. Accordingly, Huangpu District is becoming one of Asia’s future economy hotspots with companies in electric vehicles and autonomous driving (e.g., WeRide , XPeng , GAC), autonomous aerial vehicles (e.g., Ehang ), semiconductor (e.g., Cansemi , Hinnotech ), or life science (e.g., Beigene, Biosygene, Hennovcom, Creative Biosciences)

Global Innovation Index Brief

+220,000 5G-base-stations

Full 5G coverage

+200‘000 patents filed

each year at the Greater Bay Area Patent Registry

+200 Universities

with more than 2.5 Mio. students


of global drone production


kilometres autonomous driving realised

R&D ratio

4.38 %

Success Stories

„To build the innovation chain around the industrial chain, it is important to employ innovative technologies in the key areas of the industrial chain, promote the synergy of factors of innovation, and enable various innovators to cooperate and overcome common technical problems and commercialization challenges in the industrial chain, thereby efficiently commercializing innovation results.“

Your Huangpu
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).

Learn more about how we support you





Reach 90 Million consumers in 3 hours’ drive from the heart of the largest MEGA-CITY-CLUSTER in the world.

Talent POOL

Access Guangzhou’s outstanding and sustainable talent pool: 80 universities and 1 Million students.

Industrial Backbone

Leverage Huangpu District’s seven mature industry pillars and various modern future tech clusters.


Benefit from a state-of-the-art and fully digitalised IP ecosystem with IP services in more than 10 languages.


Offer your staff knowledge-economy-working-environment with 40 international schools and kindergardens in China’s greenest city.

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