Shenzhen Municipal Key R&D Programmes (2019 annual call, second batch)

On the basis of National Key R&D Programmes, and in line with similar programmes established by the Guangdong provincial government, the Shenzhen Municipal Science, Technology and Innovation Commission has launched a series of Municipal-level Key R&D Programmes, supporting R&D in key priority fields for Shenzhen’s development and competitiveness, generally in the fields of: internet technologies; biotechnologies;…

Guangdong ‘New R&D Organisation’ status (2019 annual call)

The Guangdong provincial government has established a dedicated programme granting subsidies and financial support to local enterprises (private, foreign-owned, or state-owned), universities and research structures (including those from Hong Kong and Macao SARs) establishing R&D organisations within Guangdong province, thus contributing to increase the province’s competitiveness, innovation capacities and talents pool. Specifically, the programme supports: (i)…

Pudong S&T Innovation Vouchers (2019 annual call)

S&T Innovation Vouchers are small lines of credit provided by the local administration to micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) to purchase, at discounted rates, scientific research services provided by certain research infrastructures and agencies based in Pudong. Around 2 million RMB worth of vouchers are usually allocated every year under the Programme. Requirements Micro and small-sized enterprise…

Guangdong Subsidies for Technology Upgrading Projects (2019 annual call)

The Guangdong Provincial Department of Industry and Information Technology every year grants a series of subsidies to enterprises launching technology upgrading projects, e.g. purchasing new technologically advanced equipment to replace old ones, to introduce digitalisation or smartification technologies, etc. The purpose is to incentivise local enterprises to improve their technological conditions and capabilities, especially in…

Anhui Provincial Natural Science Fund (2020 annual call)

Like other local administrations across China, the Anhui Provincial Natural Science Fund was established to support original innovative research in the field of natural sciences, and to contribute to talent growth in Anhui province. The Fund supports different categories of programmes: General Programme, supporting researchers (less than 55 years’ old, with Ph.D. degree or senior job position)…

Shenzhen Basic Research projects (2020 annual call)

The Shenzhen Municipal Science, Technology and Innovation Commission every year funds a series of general projects supporting researchers to conduct original and exploratory basic research on topics and subjects within the field of natural sciences. Research outputs generally include articles, publications, or patents. Projects generally last 3 years. Amount of funding to be allocated Max…

Shanghai “Belt and Road” International Cooperation Programme (2019 annual call)

The “Belt and Road” International Cooperation Programme is one of the several programmes under Shanghai’s ambitious “Science, Technology and Innovation Action Plan” sponsored and regulated by the Shanghai Science and Technology Commission (STCSM). The programme in turn has established several specific chapters targeting particular areas, such as international joint laboratories, young scientist exchanges, and technology…

Shenzhen International S&T Cooperation programme (2020 annual call)

The Shenzhen Municipal Commission of Science, Technology and Innovation has established one category of programmes specifically aimed at promoting international S&T cooperation and exchanges between Shenzhen-based entities and other partners overseas. Three specific categories of projects are supported: Shenzhen-Israel intergovernmental cooperation projects: supporting joint projects in key priority areas and sectors indicated in the bilateral…

Applications for Technology Advanced Service Enterprise (TASE) Status in Shanghai

Together with the High- and New-Technology Enterprise (HNTE) status, the Technology Advanced Service Enterprise (TASE) status is a core innovation tax policy in China. TASE is a status given to enterprises which, independently or through subcontractors, have signed outsourcing services agreements with overseas entity, for the provision of Information Technology Outsourcing (ITO), Business Process Outsourcing (BPO),…