In a pilot program initiated by the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), researchers from a total of 40 research institutions in nine provinces and municipalities will be granted ownership or long-term use rights to search profits from their science and technology results. The trial period is 3 years, and results will be used to develop laws, regulations and policy measures to encourage scientific researchers to be more proactive in innovation and promote the transfer and translation of scientific results to industry.

Japan JST China news, October 20, 2020