On August 2, the new edition of the Measures for Granting Science and Technology Award of Beijing was announced to the public. This edition holds the biggest revision of the Measures since its promulgation in 2002. According to the Measures, the Science and Technology Award of Beijing will differentiate award types, including Zhongguancun Award for Outstanding Contributors, Zhongguancun Award for Outstanding Youth, Zhongguancun Award for International Cooperation, Natural Science Award, Technical Innovation Award and Science and Technology Progress Award. The first three represent people awards set for the first time in the past 17 years and named after "Zhongguancun", while the latter three fall into first prize, second prize and special prize.
In the new Measures, the "recommendation system" is changed to the "nomination system", incorporating individuals into the range of nominees. The winners of the National Highest Science and Technology Award, academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering and winners of the Zhongguancun Award for Outstanding Contributors may be nominated.