On May 13th, the China Technology Commercialization Annual Report 2019 (Universities and Research Institutes) was officially published and distributed cross country. The report, under the guidance of the Department of Research Commercialization and Regional Innovation, Ministry of Science and Technology, was written by the China Society of Science & Technology Evaluation and Achievement Management, the National Center of Science and Technology Evaluation, and the Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China.
According to the report, GDAS’ contract amount of technology transfer and commercialization added up to 592,940,400 yuan, involving the four tech categories of technology transfer (transfer, licensing, and investment), technology development, technology consulting, and technology services (referred to as the “4 Tech”). Comparing with the previous year, the amount increased by 31%, ranking 7th among all public research institutes (3 places up) and 27th among all colleges and universities in the country (1 place up).
The report adopted a sample of research commercialization data in 2018 from a total of 3,200 institutions (including 526 central-affiliated institutions and 2674 local-affiliated institutions), comprising 1,957 public R&D institutions and 1,243 colleges and universities. By means of mathematical statistics, expert consultation, telephone interviews, and on-site surveys, the report analyzed the progress, effectiveness, best practices, and main problems regarding to technology commercialization in public institutions.