Knowledge and Innovation Community

Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) is a large, mixed-use technology innovation community developed amid several of Shanghai’s premier universities. Located in the subcenter of Wujiaochang in Yangpu District, about nine kilometers (5.6 mi) from the city center, KIC’s 49 hectares (121 ac) and 762,217 square meters (8.2 million sq ft) of space is designed to foster creative and entrepreneurial culture. The development of this high quality mixed-use urban environment—combining office space with research and development (R&D), educational, training, investment, and incubator services—especially appeals to young people. Through design, programming, and ongoing activities, KIC brings together students, researchers, entrepreneurs, and residents in a “three-zone linkage” of urban office, retail, and mixed-use community.