Applications start for State-level tech centers

Writer: Han Ximin  |  Editor: Holly Wang  |  From: Shenzhen Daily  |  Updated: 2021-10-19
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Eligible Shenzhen enterprises can now apply for accreditation and assessment of the national enterprise technology centers, according to a notice released by Shenzhen Development and Reform Commission.

Deadline for application is Sept. 21. Accredited technology centers will receive incentives from the government.

Applicants should have prominent advantages in industry competition and development, leading technological innovation capability, and good innovation mechanism, efficiency and benefits.

Applicants’ R&D and testing expenditures should be no lower than 15 million yuan (US$2.33 million) a year. They should employ at least 150 employees in R&D and testing, have experienced team leaders, prioritize cutting-edge technology development and have high-level technological innovation capabilities.

The original value of equipment used in research and testing should be no lower than 20 million yuan. Applicants should have also been approved as a city-level enterprise technology center in Shenzhen by Aug. 31.

At the same time, these enterprises should engage in industries included in the Guidance Catalog of Key Industries and Services of Shenzhen’s Strategic and Emerging Industries (2016), which covers 40 major fields such as next-generation information networks, intelligent manufacturing and equipment, new function materials, biomedicine, new-energy vehicles and digital culture creation.

As of yesterday, Shenzhen had 35 State-level enterprise technology centers including those of Huawei, Skyworth-RGB, China General Nuclear Power Group, DJI and Topband.

Statistics from Shenzhen Municipal Science and Technology Innovation Commission showed that the city is now home to 2,746 labs and R&D centers at national, provincial and municipal levels.