The Conference on State Key Laboratories (SKLs) was convened by MOST in Beijing on November 10. The conference aims to review the present development of SKLs, analyze the opportunities for development, and discuss the development plans for SKLs by riveting on the innovation in R&D pattern and management of special funding. Vice Minister of MOST CAO Jianlin addressed the event. Nearly 400 representatives from relevant ministries and departments attended the conference.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of SKL initiative. There are 220 SKLs in China with over 10,000 personnel now. The equipment in SKLs values at RMB 8 billion.