The Institute of Advanced Technology of the University of Science & Technology of China (IAT) was established by the Anhui province, the China Academy of Sciences, the city of Hefei and the University of Science & Technology of China. IAT is an incubation center supporting company start up’s. At present, a total of 47 joint laboratories with 490 talents have been built. 199 incubations and 19 state-level high-tech enterprises were established. 140 patents were filed. IAT was listed in 2016 as a pilot unit for systematic innovation and reform in the Anhui province.