Measures to promote science research

Writer: Xia Yuanjie  |  Editor: Stephanie Yang  |  From: Shenzhen Daily  |  Updated: 2021-03-05

The Shenzhen Municipal Government recently announced measures to improve the whole chain of the application process of scientific and technological outcomes to production, Shenzhen Economic Daily reported.

In the innovation aspect, no lower than 30 percent of the city-level R&D funds are expected to be allocated for basic research and applied basic research, particularly those that attempt to solve cutting-edge problems in science and long-term, high-risk original research. The core scientific fields include integrated circuits, 5G, intelligent connected vehicles, ultra-high-definition displays, biomedicine, industrial Internet, artificial intelligence, grapheme and so on. The measures also support enterprises to set up joint and offshore laboratories with domestic and foreign universities and research institutions.

In the application aspect, the measures encourage universities and research institutions to explore a new operation mechanism in partnership with enterprises. This will help prove technical concepts and commercialize laboratory achievements. Shenzhen National High-tech Zone will practice this kind of mechanism.

Technology transfer organizations (TTO) will be introduced and established in Shenzhen. The newly recognized country-, province- and city-level TTO will be subsidized according to regulations. A national trading platform for intellectual property (IP) and scientific and technological achievement is expected to be set up.

Small- and medium-sized enterprises and maker teams can apply for science and technology innovation vouchers every year.

In a bid to guarantee the industrialization of research outcomes, the measures say a mechanism will be established to exempt those who have diligently fulfilled their duties from liabilities. Researchers, who strictly implement management systems and receive no illegal interests, will be exempt from liabilities, such as errors in the pricing of scientific and technological achievements. Asset management companies under universities and research institutions, which have diligently fulfilled their duties but caused investment losses, will be exempt from completing the write-off procedures for loss-making assets with relevant departments’ approval.