The Enterprise International S&T Cooperation Programme is one of the several programmes under Shanghai’s ambitious “Science, Technology and Innovation Action Plan” – managed by the Shanghai Science and Technology Commission. The programme aims to incentivise Shanghai-based enterprises to cooperate with foreign companies on science, technology and innovation affairs, especially in the fields of Biomedicine; ICT; Energy and Environment; Materials Science; and Advanced Manufacturing.
Shanghai Municipal Science and Technology Commission
Funding for up to 1 million RMB per project.
- The applicant shall be an enterprise registered in Shanghai with a cooperation contract or agreement signed with the foreign partner. The contract/agreement shall clearly specify the period of cooperation, tasks and division of labour, as well as utilisation and division of newly-generated IPR;
- The proportion of funds allocated by the Chinese partner should not be below 2:1 with the government funds requested during the application;
- The project shall be able to generate several intellectual property rights, which must be converted and applied within the Shanghai municipality;
- The applicant shall guarantee that there exist no patent (technology) licensing or equity participation between the partners;
- Project tasks involving the utilisation or genetic resources should submit relevant licenses and permissions during the application process;
- The duration of each project is generally 3 years;
- The foreign partner must be an entity based overseas. China-based affiliates of European MNCs can apply only as Chinese partners.
Date of publication
29 April 2019
Deadline for submitting applications
28 May 2019
Applications are submitted through the Shanghai Municipality’s Internet-based Science Information System. An official account should be created on the system in order to submit applications. Printed materials must also be submitted to the S&T Commission.
- International cooperation