Prof. XUE Quan (薛泉教授) (Associate Vice-President (Innovation Advancement and China Office); Deputy Director, CityU Shenzhen Research Institute and Chair Professor of Microwave Engineering, CityU) gave an introduction. He mentioned the distribution of different China funding in which about 60% was come from National Science Funding and only about 11% was come from Shenzhen. Therefore, he would like to encourage CityU professors to apply more fundings through Shenzhen government.
The guest speaker was 石群貞 (深圳市科技創新委員會副巡視員) and he gave an introduction speech.
Then several representatives from the Science Technology and Innovation Committee of Shenzhen Municipality introduced different scheme to us below:
He mentioned the annual investment on Science Technology research funding upto RMB 3 billion in Shenzhen Municipality. The different type of schemes are shown as follows:
1. Knowledge Innovation Program
2. Technology Innovation Program
3. Collaboration Innovation Program
4. Innovation Infrastructure Program (Included Key State Laboratory and Engineering Centre)
5. Technology Application Demonstration Program
深圳市科技計劃介紹 - 2014年協同創新計劃
She discussed “Shenzhen-Hong Kong Innovation Circle” (深港創新圈), International Technology Collaboration and Technology Finance.
For International Technology Collaboration, the key support countries included Israel, USA, Canada, UK, Denmark and Australia. (Details: www.cistc.gov.cn )
深圳市科技計劃介紹 - 2014年知識創新計劃
She introduced Fundamental Research, Soft Science Research and Peacock team (孔雀團隊). Peacock team (孔雀團隊) aimed to support talent for innovation start-up business included Internet, Biotech, New Energy and New Material, as well as, IT.
She said there were 807 Innovative Carriers until Dec 2013 in which 70 carriers achieved National level. Carriers mean Key Laboratories (重點實驗室), National Engineering Center (工程中心), Public Service Platform (公共服務平台), etc.
The following diagram showed Shenzhen Key Laboratories in Hong Kong’s universities.
The whole Shenzhen Municipality funding distribution was shown as follows.
He said government would like to establish a platform to connect the technology and capital (科技+金融).
The flow of Innovation Start-up Competition was demonstrated below. (www.iecsz.org; www.cxcyds.com)
First, Mr. Fung introduced Shenzhe Institutes of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (中國科學院深圳先進技術研究院) (www.siat.ac.cn)
Then he briefed some cooperation with universities in Hong Kong.
There were 5 joined laboratories named by Chinese Academy of Sciences.