In China, there are several funding programmes for science, technology and innovation in China. These programmes are very diverse and target different actors or activities – e.g. fundamental research, technology commercialisation, etc. – or feature different funding mechanisms – e.g. research grants, tax deductions, rewards, equity investments, loans, etc. They also feature different management and operation structures.
Funding programmes exist both at the national level as well as the local level (district, municipality, province, but also specific high-tech zones, etc.). Additionally, in 2015 the EU and China also established a Co-Funding Mechanism (CFM) for research and innovation, under which funding is made available annually by the EU Commission and the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology to support joint research and innovation projects in the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme.
To view individual factsheets as well as a list of all types of programmes available, please click on the links below: