Scientific and Technological Cooperation between Mainland China and Macao

The Ministry of Science and Technology of China and the Government of Macao Special Administrative Region signed the Agreement on Establishing Mainland and Macao Science and Technology Cooperation Committee on 6th October 2015 to promote mutual prosperity and development of Mainland China and Macao and boost exchange and cooperation of both sides in the field of scientific and technological industry.

The committee members from Mainland China include representatives from the Ministry of Science and Technology, Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office, Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in Macao SAR,  Chinese Academy of Sciences, China Association for Science and Technology, National Natural Science Foundation of China, Guangdong Science and Technology Department and Zhuhai Science, Technology, Industry, Trade and Information Technology Bureau, whereas the committee members from Macao includes representatives from the Science and Technology Development Fund, Science and Technology Committee, Education and Youth Affairs Bureau, Health Bureau, Post, Telegraph and Telephones Office, Environmental Protection Bureau, Marine and Water Bureau, University of Macau, Macau University of Science and Technology, Macao Polytechnic Institute and Productivity and Technology Transfer Centre.
 
The two liaison offices of the committee are located in the China Science and Technology Exchange Center of the Ministry of Science and Technology in China,  and the Science and Technology Development Fund in Macao, with five working groups namely Working Group of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Industry, Working Group of Energy Conservation and Green Technology and Industry, Working Group of Electronics and Information Technology and Industry, Working Group of Science and Technology Generalization, and Working Group of Marine Technology and Industry which hold discussion on the cooperation details of related fields.  
 
The Mainland and Macao Science and Technology Cooperation Committee has convened twelve meetings, under which mechanism Mainland China and Macao have made the following progress:

  1. Facilitated the establishment of State Key Labs in Macao. State Key Laboratory of Quality Research in Chinese Medicine (University of Macau, Macau University of Science and Technology), State Key Laboratory of Analog and Mixed-Signal VLSI (University of Macau), State Key Laboratory of Internet of Things for Smart City (University of Macau), State Key Laboratory of Lunar and Planetary Sciences (University of Science and Technology) have been approved by the Ministry of Science and Technology for their establishment.
  2. Launched Joint Subsidy Program for Scientific Research Projects. The Science and Technology Development Fund has launched Joint Subsidy Program for Scientific Research Projects with the Ministry of Science and Technology and the National Natural Science Foundation of China respectively.  
  3. Organized Workshops of Chinese Medicine Quality Appraisal Technology. Since 2012, 7 workshops have been organized to give training to more than 200 practitioners from Mainland China and Macao in the field of traditional Chinese medicine.
  4. Recommended Macao scientists for National Science and Technology Programmes Expert Database. In 2009 and 2011, Macao recommended 14 scientists in total for the Expert Database.
  5. Promoted communication and cooperation between Mainland China and Macao in the field of traditional Chinese medicine, energy conservation and environmental protection, electronics and information, science and technology generalizaiton, marine technology, and so on.
  6. Worded together to organize Macao Science and Technology Weeks and scientific study tours for Macao teachers and students.
  7. Worked together to train Portuguese-speaking personnel of technology management. Nine groups of managerial personnel from Mainland China have finished studying Portuguese in Macao and Portugal.
  8. Provided support to the appraisal of Macao Science and Technology Awards. At the request of the Macao Science and Technology Development Fund, the National Office for Science & Technology Awards of the Ministry of Science and Technology provided the Fund with contacts of experts in related fields for the Macao Science and Technology Awards for four years from 2012 to 2018.

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