China issues action plan to boost enterprise innovation |

China issues action plan to boost enterprise innovation

Xinhua Updated: 2022-08-16
Staff members look at a core computing hardware used for artificial intelligence models at a stand of the 2022 Global Digital Economy Conference in Beijing, July 28, 2022. [Photo/VCG]

BEIJING — Chinese authorities on Aug 15 released an action plan to stimulate the technology-innovation capacity of enterprises.

Jointly issued by the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Ministry of Finance, the 2022-2023 action plan specifies supportive measures in 10 areas, including establishing a mechanism for enterprises to participate in the country's sci-tech innovation decision-making on a regular basis.

The document pledges to implement tax incentives to support enterprises in frontier basic research.

It also calls for financial support, such as venture capital, for enterprise innovation and greater enterprise access to sci-tech resources and application scenarios.

To facilitate international cooperation, the document highlights the support to enterprises in building overseas sci-tech innovation centers, and offshore innovation and entrepreneurship centers.

Foreign-funded R&D institutions are encouraged to participate in government sci-tech projects, according to the action plan.