The Chongqing Science & Technology Commission announced a programme last week to support AI innovation projects in seven categories: 

  • intelligent and connected vehicles
  • intelligent perception
  • intelligent robots
  • intelligent manufacturing
  • intelligent terminals (including wearables)
  • cloud computing big data 
  • smart grid

Government funding will be provided to support the execution of these projects in Chongqing - subject to an upper limit of RMB1 million to RMB10 million depending on the projects. The government funding will also be subject to a maximum of 20% of the R&D investment proposed by the applicants. 

Though the application window is surprisingly short, its not too late to apply - the deadline is tomorrow.