Shenzhen’s Municipal Science and Technology Innovation Commission is awarding a second round of funding for key technical research projects related to materials and energy, with individual grants of up to 10 million yuan. It is designed to encourage joint bids by companies and academic institutes.
As the official announcement puts it (machine translation): “This key project application aims to enhance the core competitiveness of Shenzhen’s high-tech industry, enhance the overall independent innovation capability of the industry, make breakthroughs in key components and other industry development common key technologies, focus on Shenzhen’s strategic emerging industries, promote the construction of ecological civilization and improve people’s livelihood, etc. The bottleneck key technology in the science and technology field will provide funding for key technology research in key areas, priority themes, and key special projects of Shenzhen’s high-tech industry.”
The application’s “lead unit” should be a national or Shenzhen high-tech enterprise that is legally registered in Shenzhen or the Shenzhen-Shantou Special Cooperation Zone; and it must have recorded an operating income of more than 20 million yuan in 2020. Domestic (including Hong Kong and Macao) universities, scientific research institutions and enterprises can participate in the project as cooperative units.
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