Chongqing High-Tech Industrial Development Zone is a national High-Tech Industrial Development Zone approved by the State Council in March 1991, as well as one of the 5 pilot development zones in China, covering 73 square kilometers which include the Shiqiaopu High-Tech Development Park, Erlang Science & Technology City and the High-Tech Park in New North Zone.
As Chongqing's high-tech development base, there have been so far nearly 4,000 technology development enterprises being set up within the high-tech zone. Among them, there are 200 certified high-tech enterprises and 300 foreign invested enterprises from countries and regions such as Japan, US, Germany, France, Italy, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan. A large number of high-tech product with intellectual property have been incubated, so far some special technical campuses have been established, such as Chongqing Biological Pharmacy Development Campus, Software Campus, Electromechanicals Campus and the Industrial Campus for Students back from Overseas Study. Up to date 4 leading industries have been formed, which include electronics and information, bioengineering and new medicines, new materials and electromechanicals. After 10 years' growth, Chongqing High-Tech Industrial Development Zone has become Chongqing's high-tech development base, a "window" opened to the outside world, a demonstration of technical innovation, a school to train technical entrepreneurs and incubate high-tech enterprises, as well as a new community for display of city images.