A resource-sharing platform for scientific and technological innovation (https://www.irshare.cn) was officially put into operation in Shenzhen on Friday, the Shenzhen Economic Daily reported.
Liang Yongsheng, director of the Shenzhen Municipal Science, Technology and Innovation Commission, introduced that the platform provides multiple basic services and value-added services to instrument management units as well as small and medium-sized and micro enterprises.
The platform aims to improve the level of scientific and technological innovation by invigorating the existing sci-tech innovation resources and reducing the R&D costs of enterprises.
Basic services include information reporting, service release, information query, online appointment and online order follow-up of large-scale scientific instrument facilities and inspection and testing services. Instrument sharing and inspection and testing services all support the use of innovation vouchers.
Value-added services encompass literature query, project cooperation, technical training, workflow management and statistical analysis.
At present, the platform has attracted 370 institutions and enterprises and stored nearly 10,000 instruments with a total original value of more than 7.4 billion yuan (US$1 billion), according to the Daily.
Shenzhen University, for instance, has put 510 instruments with a total value of about 600 million yuan on the resource-sharing platform.
Li Zhuowen, deputy secretary general of the city government, said that all large-scale scientific instruments purchased mainly with fiscal funding and conforming to the platform’s access conditions must be included on the platform.
Li said by linking the sci-tech resources of Shenzhen’s universities, scientific research institutes and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area through the platform, tech enterprises can allocate sci-tech resources with a wider range, which not only saves costs for these enterprises but also guides Shenzhen to better promote its core innovation-driven strategy.