Call for proposals:  28th September 2022 to 28th October 2022.

Important notice : The signed application and relevant attachments must be submitted to the Fund before the deadline.

         According to the Exchanges and Co-operations Arrangement of Science, Technology and Innovation Cooperation between GDST and FDCT, and the Action Plan for GDST and FDCT on Jointly Funding Cooperative R&D Projects between the two regions, the Science and Technology Development Fund (FDCT) and the Department of Science and Technology of Guangdong Province (GDST) launch Joint Funding Scheme 2022 for Scientific Research Projects (hereinafter referred to as “FDCT-GDST Projects”).


I. Key Support Areas
        By focusing on the planning of the Greater Bay Area, the construction of international innovation and technology hub, as well as the development needs of society, economy and technological innovation in Guangdong and Macao, this Scheme aims to achieve the complementary strengths of research capability, facilitate the Industry-University-Research collaboration between the two places, strive for technical breakthroughs in strategic emerging industries so as to increase the international competitiveness of Guangdong and Macao.
         This Scheme mainly supports the industry-university-research collaborative projects jointly proposed by Guangdong-Macao research candidates, involving the following fields: electronic and information, biomedicine (Chinese medicine), energy conservation and environmental protection, smart city, and marine science. The priority will be given to the collaborative projects jointly proposed by institutions of the Guangdong-Macao In-Depth Cooperation Zone in Hengqin.
         Key support areas of pilot prefecture-level cities are as follows:
(1) Foshan: research on environment-friendly materials, electronic information materials, new energy materials, intelligent robots;
(2) Dongguan: R&D of traditional Chinese medicine and its big data analysis, R&D of new energy battery materials, integrated circuit and chip design, machine vision recognition;
(3) Jiangmen: local featured planting techniques (tangerine peel, aloes seedlings, etc.), research on sea rice, wastewater biological treatment technology research, R&D of electrochromic materials, preparation technology of traditional Chinese medicine raw materials, high-end CNC machine tools, R&D of non-contact automatic faucet.



II. Application methods and requirements
1. One of the lead applicants must be an enterprise. If it is a Macao enterprise, the corresponding investment must be self-funded, which shall not be less than the funding approved by FDCT (≧1:1). If the applicant is a higher educational institution or a scientific research institute in Macao, there is no self-funding requirement.
2. The co-applicant shall possess a relatively strong technological strength or a relatively high scientific research level, also have the initiative and sufficient ability to cooperate with Macao applicant. The co-applicant can collaborate by means of technology, capital, personnel or data and information, advanced equipment and exclusive resources.
3. There is restriction on the number of approved research projects that the project leader can undertake, which will be implemented according to the current management measures.
4. The lead applicant in Macao shall consult with the Guangdong co-applicant on the research contents, research plans, division of research tasks, etc., and sign a cooperation agreement or memorandum; specify their respective responsibilities and tasks, as well as sharing of intellectual property rights generated; comply with the regulations of both the Mainland and Macao; justly share their R&D findings and uphold the interests of both parties. The entity without signing a cooperation agreement shall not be considered as the cooperation unit.
5. The proposed projects shall have key technologies and proprietary intellectual property rights, obtain at least one scientific research achievement with market potential in the commercialization of achievements and industrial development. The expected achievementsshall include patents, technical standards, prototypes, mock-ups, formulas and other findings, with specific quantitative indicators stipulated. A certain economic and social benefits shall beproduced after the implementation of the project.
6. The lead applicant in Macao shall fill out the project proposal, and submit the application to FDCT by the application deadline. Guangdong applicant must concurrently declare to GDST. Detailed declaration methods, please refer to the relevant provisions of GDST.
7. The project team shall include at least one member of each party.
8. During collaboration, the cooperation teams of both parties shall conduct at least one exchange visit to the other party. Moreover, the working meeting (no specific type) shall be convened at least once a year, with the participation of key project staff of each party.
9. In the case that a Guangdong enterprise conducts research in collaboration with a Macao higher educational institution, the Guangdong enterprise shall provide at least one position for short-term graduate internship (3 months or above, no specific position) during their collaboration.


III. Formality Review    
         FDCT and GDST will respectively conduct a formality review after application deadline and then jointly check the list of projects from their respective reviews. The projects will be considered as “FDCT-GDST Projects” when such projects are included in both FDCT and GDST lists.

IV. Assessment methods
1. FDCT and GDST conduct their respective assessments on the projects accepted.
2. The assessment procedure of FDCT for such projects is the same as that of the current research projects (including preliminary analysis, peer review, Project Advisory Committee review, Administrative Committee review, Trustee Committee review). Such projects will be prioritized.
3. After the assessments, FDCT and GDST will select the jointly funded projects from the projects approved by both parties. Both parties will simultaneously announce the list of jointly funded projects to the public.


V. Application
         Please log in the online application system to complete the application.
    https://apps.fdct.gov.mo/sams/public/main-page.faces
         For more details, please refer to the instructions of general research grants.

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