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Instrument sharing is no longer exclusive to universities: enterprises are open for trial, involving a single instrument subsidy of 60,000 yuan

Fujian Provincial Science and Technology Administration has issued the Pilot Program for Open Services to the Society for Major Research Infrastructure and Large Scientific Research Instruments in 2019.

On August 2, the Instrument Information Network announced that the Fujian Provincial Science and Technology Administration announced the "Notice on Further Expanding the Implementation of Major Research Infrastructure and Large Research Instruments to Open Services to the Public". Saying that the Fujian Provincial Department of Science and Technology has recently issued the "Pilot Program for the Opening of Major Research Infrastructure and Large Research Instruments to the Public in 2019" and decided to conduct trials in Longyan City and Nanping City, The non-financial funds for the construction and purchase of instruments for enterprise scientific research facilities were integrated into the instrument management service platform of large-scale scientific research facilities in Fujian Province, and the services were opened to the public for trial, and the special funds for provincial scientific research facilities were subsidized.

Subjects and conditions of benefit

Enterprises registered in the pilot jurisdiction and having independent legal personality. The focus is on research laboratories or innovation platforms such as various(engineering) laboratories, engineering(technology) centers, analysis and testing centers, etc..

The instruments of scientific research facilities applying for open subsidies shall be added to provincial service platforms, and a sound management system and open service system shall be established.

In the programme, Scientific research facilities and instruments refer to the construction or purchase of scientific installations, scientific instrument centers, scientific instrument service units and single sets of scientific instruments and equipment with a value of 300,000 yuan(including 300,000 yuan) or more by enterprises using full non-financial funds. Into RMB calculation).

Range of scientific instruments and equipment

Scientific research instruments and equipment refer to devices, facilities, instruments and equipment(including supporting accessories and software) directly used for research, observation, testing, inspection and measurement of various kinds of scientific and technological activities, excluding infrastructure facilities and various supporting power, machinery and auxiliary equipment. It also excludes instruments, office equipment and general means of transport(other than transportation for scientific research) intended for production.

Scientific instruments and equipment can be divided into analytical instruments, physical performance testing instruments, measurement instruments, electronic measurement instruments, marine instruments, Earth detection instruments, atmospheric detection instruments, special detection instruments, lasers, process test instruments, computers and their supporting equipment, astronomical instruments, medical scientific research Instruments, nuclear instruments, other instruments and other 15 categories.

On the rates of benefits

One-time financial assistance is provided for scientific research facilities and equipment that are open to the public. A single set of subsidies for scientific research facilities with an original value of less than 500,000 yuan, a single set of subsidies of 20,000 yuan, a single set of subsidies of 500,000 to 1 million yuan(excluding 1 million yuan), and a single set of subsidies of more than 1 million yuan. In 2018, subsidized scientific facilities and equipment were no longer subsidized. In the event that the approved amount exceeds the available funds, the subsidy shall be converted in proportion to the approved amount.

The subsidy funds are mainly used for subsidies, maintenance, technical consultation, personnel training and related personnel awards for the operation of scientific research facilities.

The notification read as follows:

Fujian Provincial Science and Technology Department notified Longyan City Science and Technology Bureau and Nanping City Science and Technology Bureau on further expanding the implementation of major scientific research infrastructure and large-scale scientific research instruments to open services to the public:

In order to further improve the integration and open and shared services of major scientific research infrastructure and large scientific research instrument resources of enterprises, it has been decided to further expand the scope of the pilot study on subsidies for open services for scientific research facilities and instruments purchased by enterprises in Longyan City in 2018 on the basis of non-financial funds. Pilot work was carried out in Longyan City and Nanping City. We ask you to carefully organize the implementation of the Pilot Scheme for Open Services to the Public for Major Research Infrastructure and Large Research Instruments of Enterprises for 2019, which was formulated by our Office, to evaluate the effectiveness of the pilot work in a timely manner and form replicable experience. Please give us timely feedback on the problems and suggestions encountered in the pilot work.

Contacts and contact methods: Provincial Dayi Banzhanglihua, Suqin, 0591-87819690, 400896506; Provincial Department of Science and Technology Basic Research Office Chenhang, Cenghong, 0591-83517092, 87881590.

Annex: Pilot Program of Open Service for Major Research Infrastructure and Large Research Instruments of Enterprises in 2019 Fujian Science and Technology

August 2, 2019