The following regulation governs the establishment, operation, and evaluation of PRC state key laboratories that are housed at corporations. These corporate labs are intended to facilitate the adoption of scientific breakthroughs into commercially viable technologies, although the companies that host them are prohibited from using the lab facilities to produce products for sale. State key labs are typically based at universities or at or state-run research institutes.
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Section I General Provisions
Article 1. These Measures were formulated to implement the Outline of the National Medium- and Long-Term Science and Technology Development Plan (2006-2020),1 promote the construction of the national technological innovation system, and strengthen the management of the state key laboratories whose construction is entrusted to enterprises (hereinafter referred to as state key laboratories of enterprises).
Article 2. State key laboratories of enterprises are an important part of the national technological innovation system. They mutually complement state key laboratories whose construction is entrusted to institutions of higher learning or to scientific research institutes, as each laboratory has its own focus. The main tasks of state key laboratories of enterprises are to carry out applied basic research and pre-competitive general purpose technology research, research and formulate international standards, national standards, and industry standards, gather and train outstanding talents, and lead and drive technological progress in industry in a manner oriented to the needs of the future development of society and industry.
Article 3. Relying on construction by enterprises with strong research and development capabilities and technological radiation capabilities (技术辐射能力), state key laboratories of enterprises implement relatively independent management mechanisms for human, financial, and material assets and operating mechanisms that feature “openness, mobility, jointness, and competition.”
Article 4. According to the principle of consolidating projects, bases, and talents, the assignment of relevant national science and technology (S&T) plans, talent plans, and other plans should give priority to qualified state key laboratories of enterprises.
Article 5. The innovative R&D activities undertaken by state key laboratories of enterprises enjoy relevant national preferential policies.
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- Translator’s note: An English translation of the Outline of the National Medium- and Long-Term Science and Technology Development Plan is available online at: https://www.itu.int/en/ITU-D/Cybersecurity/Documents/National_Strategies_Repository/China_2006.pdf