Recently, the construction of KingAgroot’s new Innovation Center was officially started in Huangdao District of Qingdao. R&D has always been the engine of KingAgroot’s growth. As the volume of new compound exploration increases and biotechnology research goes deeper, our original R&D center is no longer sufficient. Under the strong support of the Huangdao District government of Qingdao, KingAgroot decided to invest more than RMB 400 million to build a new innovation center in the Qingdao International Economic Cooperation Zone (Sino-German EcoPark).
Main entrance of KingAgroot Innovation Center
In this new Innovation Center, the building area covers about 51mu and the green area covers about 41mu. The building area includes a modern intelligent greenhouse with a height of 7 meters and a total area of 10,000 square meters. After the completion of the center, the total laboratory area will reach 63,000 square meters. With spacious environment and advanced facilities, more than 1,000 research personnel will be accommodated here after completion. It will become the engine of global herbicide and biotechnology breeding innovation and thus laying foundation for KingAgroot to realize its mission of “ask science for life, eliminate hunger for the world”.
The 10,000 square meters bioassay greenhouse and test building of KingAgroot Innovation Center
The Innovation Center also has a professional garden design for the greening part. Basketball, badminton and tennis courts, gyms, as well as libraries and other facilities will be equipped in this beautiful environment. When open in June 2020 as expected, KingAgroot’s new Innovation Center will surely become a palace of science and a paradise for innovation.
Aerial view of KingAgroot Innovation Center
A corner of the garden in KingAgroot Innovation Center (NO.1)
A corner of the garden in KingAgroot Innovation Center (NO.2)
The location of KingAgroot Innovation Center in Qingdao
The location of the Innovation Center - Qingdao Sino-German Ecopark is the first sustainable development cooperation demonstration project constructed together by Chinese and German governments. The Ecopark is situated in the West Coast New Area of Qingdao, which is the ninth state-level new area of China, with Jiaozhou Bay expressway in the south, Xiaozhushan scenic spot in the northeast, Mumashan ecopath in the north. The planned area is 11.6 square kilometers, the expansion area is 29 square kilometers, and the long-term planning area is 66 square kilometers.
Established in 2009 and headquartered in Qingdao International Economic Cooperation Zone (Sino-German EcoPark), KingAgroot is a scientific innovation company dedicated to improving the efficiency and quality of world agricultural production from the aspects of herbicide new compound development and gene editing targeted breeding, hoping to make our own contribution to safeguarding world food supply. With a total of 500 more employees at present, more than one-third of whom are R&D personnel. By the end of March 2019, KingAgroot has filed 105 national invention patents (including 23 authorized ones) and 79 PCT patents (including 4 authorized ones), accumulatively entering 76 country (region)-time.