In addition to “Intergovernmental S&T Cooperation” NKPs – which are directed to partners from countries which have signed official cooperation agreements with MOST, the “Strategic International S&T Cooperation” NKP is aimed at promoting international joint R&D and demonstration projects with competitive and innovative partners from any countries – although priority is generally granted to those from countries officially participating in the Belt and Road Initiative.
Total budget to be allocated
Around 240 million RMB
Total projects to be funded
Specific subjects and topics
New rural communities, urbanisation and urban development:
- Collaborative study on the comparison, application and popularisation of national green building technologies and standards developed through the Belt and Road Initiative;
- Joint R&D and demonstration of cooperative energy management and optimisation technologies for the National Urban Intelligent Energy Network, developed through the Belt and Road Initiative.
- Joint R&D and demonstration on international cyberspace governance for IPv6;
- Joint R&D and demonstration of large-scale intelligent machine wireless networking and trusted control technologies;
- Joint R&D of security systems and key technologies of quantum keys based on the Internet of Things.
- Joint R&D of key technologies for integrated application of multi-production in ultra-high temperature gas-cooled reactors;
- Joint R&D and application of key technologies for ultra-deep oil and gas seismic exploration in Central Asia.
Earth observation and navigation:
- Joint R&D of key technologies for cooperative processing and verification of quantitative remote sensing products for the Belt and Road Initiative;
- Joint R&D of key technologies for Lidar remote sensing, dynamic monitoring and volume estimation of forest resources.
- Joint R&D of key technologies for the design and preparation of metal composites;
- Joint R&D of advanced material surface engineering technologies.
- Joint R&D of key technologies and complete equipment sets for green precision machining of new energy vehicles’ gear;
- Joint R&D of technologies for advanced laser manufacturing;
- Joint R&D of fault diagnosis and online product quality control for key equipment.
- Joint R&D of BIM international standards for transportation infrastructure, and key technologies for full life universal platforms;
- Joint R&D and demonstration of key technologies for the intelligent construction of large-scale ports.
- Joint study on geophysical exploration technologies for deep thermal reservoirs;
- Joint study on comprehensive control of groundwater overexploitation.
- Joint study on the application and comparison of technologies for typical clean production in cross-regional heavy polluting industries;
- Joint study on emergency response and risk management mechanisms for cross-border river basins.
- Cooperative study on human group measurement and cross-scale correlation of phenotypic data;
- Joint study on the mechanisms and incubation diffusion of new generation cancer-preventive vaccines.
Oceans and arctic:
- Joint study on the effects of Indian ocean’s monsoons on deep-sea biocarbon pumps and benthos;
- Joint study on real-time monitoring, simulation and geo-engineering of rapid ablation of Greenland’s ice sheet.
Population and health:
- Joint study on qualitative evaluation techniques for therapeutic drug preparations for major diseases;
- Joint study on Traditional Chinese Medicine innovative therapies and technologies.
- Joint R&D and demonstration of meteorological disaster monitoring, forecasting and risk management technologies;
- Joint R&D and demonstration of key technologies for the prevention and control of industrial production-related accidents in the Mekong-Lancang rivers region.
The application must be submitted by the Chinese partner, which must meet all the general requirements for NKPs (for both the consortium lead as well as the team leader: see corresponding section in this page), as well as core IPR on technologies in the relevant field. The maximum number of Chinese partners in the consortium is 10.
Note: China-based affiliates of European entities can apply as Chinese partners.
The foreign partner must be a highly competitive and innovative research institute, university or enterprise based abroad and established more than 3 years before the application is submitted. The foreign partner should possess strong capacities and conditions for R&D, and should also have long and solid cooperation basis with the Chinese partner (e.g. joint patents, publications, achievements, etc.).
The project application period generally is 3 years.
Date of publication
1 August 2019
25 September 2019
Original call (in Chinese, copy-paste in browser)
- National Key R&D Programme
- Applied research
- International cooperation