The following document lays out project management guidelines for Chinese Academy of Sciences projects designed to encourage the adaptation of technological breakthroughs for commercial or other practical use. The guidelines provide award money for projects that meet their deadlines and deliver demonstrable results, and withhold such funding for those that do not.
The Chinese source text is available online at: https://web.archive.org/web/20200514121119/http://www.std.cas.cn/ggl/201801/W020180118540274485973.doc
To all Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) subordinate organizations:
The Project Management Measures for the Chinese Academy of Sciences Key Project for Transfer and Conversion of Scientific and Technological Achievements are hereby issued to you. These Measures shall be implemented from their date of issuance.
Chinese Academy of Sciences
November 14, 2016
Project Management Measures for the Chinese Academy of Sciences Key Project for Transfer and Conversion of Scientific and Technological Achievements
Section 1 General Provisions
Article 1 The Chinese Academy of Sciences Key Special Project for the Transfer and Conversion of Scientific and Technological Achievements (the “Hongguang Special Project” [“弘光专项”]) is established pursuant to the Implementation Plan for the Chinese Academy of Sciences Special Initiative for the Transfer and Conversion of Scientific and Technological Achievements into Practical Applications ( No. 37)
Article 2 The Hongguang Special Project is led by the CAS Bureau of Science & Technology for Development (S&T Development Bureau), which shall organize and implement the program in conjunction with the relevant departments of CAS headquarters and Chinese Academy of Sciences Holdings Co., Ltd. (Chinese Academy of Sciences Holdings).
Article 3 The Hongguang Special Project shall implement the project legal person responsibility system, wherein the legal representative of the organization undertaking a project (the “project unit”) is wholly responsible for managing the specific implementation process of the project. The S&T Development Bureau only carries out evaluation and acceptance checks for a project’s interim phase achievements and final targets. Based on the results of evaluations, project funds will be dispersed to the project unit, for its coordinated use, following a phased or one-time post-subsidy award approach.