The Science and Technology Development Fund (FDCT)
The purpose of the Science and Technology Development Fund is to provide financial support for the teaching, research and implementation of projects within the framework of science and technology policy objectives of the Macao SAR. In pursuit of its objectives, the FDCT supports, in particular, following projects:
Projects that help to popularize and deepening of scientific and technological knowledge;
Projects that help companies increase productivity and enhance competitiveness;
Innovative projects that contribute to industrial development;
Projects that help to create a culture and environment conducive to technological innovation and development;
Promote projects that prioritize technology transfer for socio-economic development;
Macao Foundation (FM)
The Macao Foundation is a corporate public body autonomous in administration, finance and assets management. The Foundation aims to promote, develop or research on cultural, social, economic, educational, scientific, academic and philanthropic activities, as well as activities that promote Macao. The Foundation conducts its activities mainly in Macao, and also conducts exchanges and co-operations with institutions at home and abroad having similar ideals. Sponsorships are provided to these institutions if necessary, in accordance with the Foundation’s Statute and other appropriate regulations. Such institutions must be established in accordance with law and in operation.
National Natural Science Foundation of China
The National Natural Science Foundation of China adapts to the phased development needs of basic research funding management, coordinates the key elements of basic research, and gradually builds a four-in-one funding structure of exploration, talent, tools, and integration. The common project types are as follows:
Young scientists fund
Excellent Young Scientists Fund
Joint Research Fund for Overseas Chinese Scholars and Scholars in Hong Kong and Macao
Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China
According to the Agreement between the Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China and the Macao Science and Technology Development Fund on Jointly Funding Cooperative R&D Projects between the two regions, the Macao Science and Technology Development Fund and the Ministry of Science and Technology jointly launched a joint research funding project.
Guangzhou Science Technology and Innovation Commission
University of Macau signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Guangzhou Science Technology and Innovation Commission (GSTIC) in 2017, in regards to the university as one of key external collaboration partner. GSTIC released the “Guangzhou Science and Technology Innovation and Development fund for external R&D cooperation projects”, which provided funding availability to UM. This fund aims to encourage technological collaboration between academia and Guangzhou enterprises, and to foster development of strategic and emerging industries.