Zhaojin Mining Industry Co., Ltd. has always adhered to the strategy of "Develop the gold industry with science and technology" and advocated the new development concept of "Science is everything". It keeps accelerating the pace of independent innovation. The company relies on science and technology to enhance its technological level, relies on science and technology to enhance its core competitiveness and relies on science and technology to cultivate new economic growth points for the company. The company has yielded fruitful results in the field of independent innovation.
In 2016, Zhaojin Mining was named “Advanced Unit of China Gold Industry in the 12th Five-Year Plan Period" and “Advanced Unit in the Standardization of China Gold Industry in the 12th Five-Year Plan Period". In the year, the company applied for a total of 89 patents for its technological inventions, including 38 invention patents and 51 utility model patents. It was granted 48 patents by the SIPO, including 12 invention patents and 36 utility model patents. In 2016, the company was granted 29 awards for its technological achievements, including 3 provincial-level scientific and technological progress awards, 1 Second Class Award of Yantai Municipal Science and Technology Progress Awards, 1 First Class Award, 1 Second Class Award and 1 Third Class Award of Zhaoyuan Municipal Science and Technology Progress Awards, 1 Special Award, 1 First Class Award, 3 Second Class Award and 1 Third Class Award of the China Gold Association Scientific And Technological Progress Awards, and 13 other awards. In the year, the company published a total of 148 papers.