The “R&D Organisation” status is a recognition granted to institutes or enterprises (including specific departments responsible for technology and product development or related services) engaged in R&D and experimental development in natural sciences or related fields. Managed and granted by the Minhang District Science and Technology Commission and the Minhang District Commission of Economy and Informatisation, the “R&D Organisation” status provides financial support, as well as priority and support from local authorities when applying to additional funding programmes, both at the local and the national level.
Minhang District Science and Technology Commission; Minhang District Commission of Economy and Informatisation
500,000 RMB granted to each newly-recognised “R&D Organisation”.
R&D Organisations are also expected to receive strong endorsement and support by local authorities when applying to other funding programmes both at the local and national level, as well as when applying to other similar statuses at the municipal level (e.g. Shanghai Municipal Enterprise Technology Centre).
- Institute or enterprise with independent legal personality in Minhang district;
- Possession of core technology, trademarks or technology results-related IPR generated in the last 3 years through indigenous innovation,
- Solid technology development system and operations in place. At least 30% of the total employees should hold a Bachelor’s degree, and at least 10% of them should be R&D personnel. The value of equipment and machinery used for R&D activities should exceed 3 million RMB (official invoice must be submitted);
- Strong financial and economic capacities. Annual turnover should exceed 50 million RMB, of which at least 60% should originate from high-tech products or services (or at least the sales revenue of new products should account to 20% of the total sales revenue). Annual R&D expenditure in the previous year should amount to at least 5% of the annual turnover, or at least exceed 3 million RMB.
Date of publication
9 May 2019
Deadline for submitting applications
9 June 2019
Applications are submitted through the Minhang Science and Technology Network Platform. An official account should be created on the system in order to submit applications.