China interessada em melhorar inovação

Janeiro 25, 2008 by  
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Situação Actual:

China’s R&D expenditure, at 37.7 billion U.S. dollars in 2006, was the fifth largest in the world after the United States, Japan, Germany and France, he told a largely Western audience Wednesday at the conference, “Organizing Science-based Business with China.”

Zhang said the value of China’s R&D had more than doubled in the past decade to 1.4 percent of its GDP in 2006, and invention patent applications amounted to 210,000 that year, the fourth largest in the world.

Política de Inovação:

For instance, the government has set a requirement that funding for science and technology from the state financial budget shall increase at a faster pace than the regular financial revenue of the country.

A legal framework has been put into place to promote the transformation of scientific and technological achievements and the development of a technology market through means like tax exemption

China also encourages the building of science and technology industrial parks, which pull together hi-tech firms and play an important role in upgrading the local industrial structure

There are now 54 state-level science and technology industrial parks in China, which are home to 46,000 enterprises

To lend a hand to technology-based small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), the government established an Innovation Fund for Tech-based SMEs in 1999

Start-ups with less than 500 employees and whose technological personnel amount to more than 30 percent of their staff could apply for aid from the fun

Until now the central government has approved over 12,000 applications with total funding allocated standing at 7.5 billion Chinese yuan (about 1.03 billion dollars).

Fonte: Xinhuanet

Nota I&M: Se nós não lançarmos uma forte aposta no sistema nacional de inovação, os outros países não irão ficar parados à nossa espera.