Associate, Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group
Qiang Zhi is an associate of the Belfer Center's Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group, a research fellow in the Center for Science, Technology & Education Policy Tsinghua University, and a doctoral candidate in the School of Public Policy and Management at the Tsinghua University. His chief research interests are national science and technology policy, renewable energy technology innovation policy, and policy process. Qiang's dissertation explores the role of scientists and politicians in the decision-making process of national science and technology programs and renewable energy policy in China.
"Behind the Development of Technology: The Transition of Innovation Modes in China's Wind Turbine Manufacturing Industry"
Journal Article, Energy Policy, volume 43
By Peng Ru, Former Research Fellow, Energy Technology Policy Innovation Research Group/Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, 2007–2008, Qiang Zhi, Associate, Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group, Fang Zhang, Xiaotian Zhong, Jianqiang Li and Jun Su, Former Research Fellow, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, 2001–2002
The market scale of China's wind turbine manufacturing industry has grown immensely. Despite China still having a limited capacity in terms of technology innovation, the institutional support has promoted the technology capability development of the wind turbine manufacturing industry. This paper explores the driving forces underlying this development by reviewing the transition of the innovation modes and the dynamic interactions among the technology capability, innovation modes, market formation, and wind energy policy. The innovation mode in China began with imitative innovation, then transitioned to cooperative innovation, and has more recently set its sights on attaining truly indigenous innovation. Public policy serves as a key driving force for the evolution of innovation modes, as well as the development of the market.