On 26 February 2007, MOST, the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council (SASAC) and the All-China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU) jointly held a work conference on innovative enterprise pilot in Beijing. The conference deployed the next-stage tasks to improve innovation in enterprises, the main actor of the national innovation strategy. XU Guanhua, Minister of Science and Technology delivered a report on optimizing the policy environment and boosting innovative enterprises. SHAO Ning, Vice Chairman of SASAC and QIAO Chuanqiu, Vice Chairman of ACFTU also addressed the conference.
Representatives from the pilot enterprises and localities like Shanghai Bao Steel Group and Sichuan Provincial Department of Science and Technology made presentations. The conference also witnessed participation of key leaders in charge of the first batch of 103 pilot enterprises and relevant officials from localities, departments and associations.