Materials form a solid basis for productivity and human welfare, and hence development of advanced materials has become one of the key tasks for hi-tech research and industrialization scheduled in the national 10 th Five-year-plan. Many of the institutions dedicated to the research and development of materials have over the time accquired strong capability in the R&D of advanced materials and accumulated abundant intellectual resources. These institutions are a major force which plays an important role in the development of national materials industry. As a main institution in this field, General Research Institute for Nonferrous Metals has actively and successfully promoted the industrialization of advanced materials. Its experiences can be epitomized into 5 aspects as conception renewal, technology innovation, mechanism reforming, talent management and capital operation.