The International Cooperation Programme of the Shanghai S&T Innovation Action Plan aims to enhance international S&T cooperation and open innovation, and accelerate S&T development and independent innovation capability of Shanghai. The programme managed by the S&T commission of the Shanghai Municipal government is divided into three sections: programme between enterprises, between governments and between academic institutions.
The focus areas for enterprises include:
- 3D printing
- civil aviation electromechanical systems
- new technology services and digital TV technology
- high-performance fibres
- energy conservation
- green technology
The budget for project proposals is no more than 2 million RMB per project. Priority will be given to joint projects between enterprises and scientific research institutions, and the innovation research project jointly developed by certified foreign R&D centres and the enterprises.
The programme between governments will focuses on the following areas:
- health informatics
- metabolic diseases
- wireless sensing technology
- research and production of low-cost high performance catalysts.
Budget for government tot government projects is considerably less (max. 50,000 RMB). The budget for projects between academic institutions is limited to 30,000 RMB per project.