Approved by Jiangsu Government, Jiangsu Software Park was set up in December 2000 and was named National Software Industrial base by the National Reform & Development Committee and IT Department in July 2001. In November 2005, it was identified as software industrial base of the National Torch Plan.
Since establishment, Jiangsu Software Park has devoted itself to creating a first class software park with advanced philosophy, comprehensive functions, top services and beautiful environment. With scientific planning and proper layout, the Park has built "One Park Two bases" development structure, i.e. "City Park + Xuzhuang Incubator Development base + Jishan Industrial base".
Xuzhuang Incubator Development base is located in the east of Zijin Mountain, surrounded by the beautiful sceneries with fresh air. It covers an area of 172, 000 square meters and is divided into 3 major zones, i.e. International Development Zone, Independent Development Zone and Public Supporting Services Zone. It is positioned as a first class incubator base for middle and small software enterprises, which is also an experimental base for technical result transformation, and development center and headquarter for renowned enterprises both home and abroad. A total construction area of 136,000 square meters is already accomplished.
Jishan Mountain Industrial and Export base is located south of Jishan Mountain, Jiangning District, right between Nanjing Municipal Hi-tech Industrial Zone and Bullhead Forest Park ecological corridor. With 6000 m2 area of the first planning phase, it is positioned as an industrial base for large and medium-sized software enterprises and also as a software export base. The base has now established a "Creative Center" of 68,000 m2 and a "Business Park" of 53,000 m2, which have greatly expended the development space.
In order to promote the development of software industry in Jiangsu Province, Jiangsu Software Park has built a first class service system.
First-class technical service & support system
Jiangsu Software Park has cooperated with Jiangsu Software Product Test Center and the Circuit Public Service Platform of the Ministry of Information Technology to establish Jiangsu Software Industry Public Service Platform. The platform integrates technical resources of each software park in Nanjing, Suzhou, Wuxi and Changzhou etc. and fully uses them to build a public service platform to provide specified and professional services for enterprises in the park. A specific internet channel（4*155M）is also opened for international communication, providing superior basic communication environment for software and outsourcing enterprises.
Practical talent support services
Now there are already various training centers in the park, such as the Middle and High Level Management Training Center, Middle and High Level Software Engineer Training Center, Jiangsu Linux Public Technical Training Center, and Software Testing Training Center. It has already established good relationships with lots of institutes and organizations, including 38 universities and colleges（as Linux talent practice base）, the Education Department of Jiangsu Province (with whom jointly established the Software Talent Practice base, Southeast Software Institute and other 10 institutes to provide software testing courses), and Jiangsu Runhe Technology to hold a class called Runhe International Software Engineer Training Class to foster versatile software outsoucing talents. It has all-year round Linux engineer training courses targeting at embedded outsourcing. Four Linux System Network Management classes are also available. Regarding international cooperation, the Park has already signed cooperative contracts with three universities in the UK, providing authorized foundation courses domestically in China. Overall, Jiangsu Software Park has already trained various talents as many as 22,000 for different industries.
A financial support system with unique feature
Jiangsu Software Park brings in Jiangsu Credit Guarantee Ltd. and provides guarantee services for Jiangsu Hoperun Information Technology, Nanjing DJT Software, Sino Device, Wangju Software etc. 16 companies. In consideration of its own positioning and the requirements of enterprises in the park, Jiangsu Software Park together with Jiangsu International Trust Investment Ltd. and Nanjing Jinzhi Venture Capital Co. Ltd. has established a Venture Capital Fund as much as RMB100 million, and has already invested in projects such as Jiangsu Institute of Ecomones Co. Ltd. and ZETA. Early research is also being done for projects like Nanjing Sino Device, Nanjing Weipu, ZDC and TongHuaXin Electronics, preparing case resource for the venture capital company. The successful operation of such financial service platform has practically solved fund problems and given support for the growth of a batch of enterprises.
With years of efforts, Jiangsu Software Park has already formed a modern software park with industry taking shape and facilities supplied, entering to the fast development stage. Jiangsu Software Park has become a useful hand for provincial committee and government to greatly develop software industry, adjust economic structure and transform patterns of growth. Jiangsu Software Park will continue to improve fundamental services, extend service areas and detail service contents therefore to construct a professional industrial service platform and create a software industrial chain to realize industrialization, digitalization and internationalization.