Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) launched a website
on April 10 to help enterprises use its large-scale scientific facilities for
CAS will make 1000 general instruments and equipments available to small and
medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), in an effort to help them develop new technology
to survive the financial crisis.
The academy will also provide free analysis service for a year or so to help
SMEs tackle technological bottlenecks in the industrial structure upgrading
and enhancing their capacity for independent innovation.
CAS has set up a complete system of R&D facilities in the past few decades.
It owns nearly 3000 research equipments by the end of 2007, and 1000 of them
are general instruments and equipments, noted Bai Chunxi, vice president of
These facilities can not only facilitate scientific research, but also remain
important tools for quality testing, product analysis and technological breakthroughs.
CAS boasts a highly competent expertise team who can provide solutions to the
The website is built to serve the needs of businesses. It has the most-updated
information of CAS' general instruments and equipments. Enterprises could easily
find info of the facilities scattered around China and whether they are available
for use. The website also allows users to make preservation online and make
inquiries to CAS experts.
Some 1020 large-scale facilities owned by 46 institutes were presented at
the website by the end of March and more will be added by the end of May. Ultimately
there will be nearly 15,000 items available to the enterprises