The Intergovernmental S&T Cooperation Programme is one of the several programmes under Shanghai’s ambitious “Science, Technology and Innovation Action Plan” sponsored and regulated by the Shanghai Municipal Science and Technology Commission. The programme aims to support Shanghai-based enterprises, institutes of higher education and research structures to conduct R&D cooperation with partners from certain countries and regions, especially in the fields of: Biopharmaceuticals; Artificial intelligence; Integrated circuits; Energy and Environment; Materials Science; and Advanced Manufacturing.
Shanghai Municipal Science and Technology Commission
Direct funding of up to 500,000 RMB per project.
Total n. of projects to be funded
Max 35 projects
Research topics and subjects
- Artificial intelligence
- Integrated circuits
- Energy and environment
- Materials sciences
- Advanced manufacturing
- The applicant shall be an entity registered in Shanghai Municipality, with strong management and research capacities as well as solid conditions for international cooperation;
- The applicant’s foreign partner must be from countries or regions that have signed an official cooperation agreement or MoU with the Shanghai Science and Technology Commission. These include:
- United Kingdom; Hungary; Lithuania; Croatia; Belarus; Finland;
- Baden-Württemberg (Germany); Rhone-Alpes (France); Midtjylland (Denmark);
- Queensland (Australia); Dunedin City (New Zealand);
- Quebec, Alberta, and Ontario (Canada);
- Cambodia; Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam).
- The applicant must provide copies of the certificates or statement of the foreign partner’s government to financially support the project. An official cooperation agreement between the Chinese and foreign partner should also be submitted, specifying the period of cooperation, tasks and division of labour, as well as the proportion of funding provided by each party;
- In case the consortium leader is an enterprise, the proportion of funds allocated by it should not be below 2:1 with the government funds requested during the application;
- Proposals requiring high-level talents and teams to come to Shanghai are encouraged;
- The duration of each project is generally 3 years.
China-based affiliates of European MNCs can apply as Chinese party
Date of publication
31 January 2020
Deadline for submitting applications
3 March 2020
Online applications are submitted through the Shanghai Municipality’s Internet-based Science Information System.
- International cooperation