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Your online resource for China’s innovation funding programmes

China Innovation Funding is the official website of the EU-funded project “Improving EU Access to National and Regional Financial Incentives for Innovation in China” .

This website provides timely information on the funding programmes and financial incentives available in China for European innovation stakeholders. It is dedicated for both  industry and academia and at the Chinese national and at the local level.

Guide for European researchers on funding and grants in China

Grounded on more than one year of daily monitoring, data collection and analysis, a practical Guide was produced under the project to provide a comprehensive and up-to-date picture of the funding landscape in China for European researchers, with particular focus on the detailed processes of publication of calls, and of submission and evaluation of applications. Case studies will also be presented, when these were available.

The China Innovation Funding website offers a detailed overview of the R&D and innovation funding programmes available in China. All funding and incentives available at both the national level and in selected regions are introduced in our exhaustive database of programmes, together with the EU-China Co-Funding Mechanism.

The database targets different stakeholder groups (enterprises; SMEs; academia; talents; etc.). In addition, in our policy platform we also introduce the latest policy and regulatory developments within the science, technology and innovation sector in China.

From this website you can also access a collection of ad hoc studies and reports about R&D and innovation funding programmes in China. You can access the desired section by clicking on the links below.

Online Programme Database

We update regularly all new open calls for R&D and innovation funding and incentives in China

Policy Platform

We update regularly all new policies and regulations related to technology and innovation in China

Opinions on Creating a more Favourable Development Environment to Support Reforms and Development of Private Enterprises
Opinions on Creating a more Favourable Development Environment to Support Reforms and Development of Private Enterprises
Notice on Continuing to Implement the VAT policy for equipment purchased by R&D structures
Notice on Continuing to Implement the VAT policy for equipment purchased by R&D structures
Several Measures for Further Optimising Work relating to High-level Foreign Experts in Tianjin
Several Measures for Further Optimising Work relating to High-level Foreign Experts in Tianjin
Action Plan for the Establishment of the Hangzhou National Artificial Intelligence Experimental Zone (call for public comments)
Action Plan for the Establishment of the Hangzhou National Artificial Intelligence Experimental Zone (call for public comments)
State Council’s Opinions on Further Improving Work for the Utilisation of Foreign Capital
State Council’s Opinions on Further Improving Work for the Utilisation of Foreign Capital
Work Plan to Boost the Industrial Development of Artificial Intelligence in Beijing through Public Open Data
Work Plan to Boost the Industrial Development of Artificial Intelligence in Beijing through Public Open Data
Several Measures for Further Boosting the Development of IP Pledge Financing in Zhongguancun
Several Measures for Further Boosting the Development of IP Pledge Financing in Zhongguancun
Rules for the Investigation and Handling of Research Integrity cases (Trial)
Rules for the Investigation and Handling of Research Integrity cases (Trial)
Three-year Action Plan for 5G Industry Development and Application in Shanghai (2019 – 2021)
Three-year Action Plan for 5G Industry Development and Application in Shanghai (2019 – 2021)
Guiding Opinions on Promoting the Development of New Type R&D Organisations
Guiding Opinions on Promoting the Development of New Type R&D Organisations