Located in Dongguan, one of the main cities in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, Songshan Lake Materials Laboratory (SLAB) started construction on December 22, 2017 and completed registration in April, 2018. As one of the first Guangdong provincial laboratories, SLAB consists of four core sections: the Frontier Research Center, the Public Technology Platform and Large-scale Scientific Facilities, the Model Factory for Innovation, and the South Bay Interdisciplinary Science Center, which will form the entire chain of "frontier basic research → applied basic research → industrial technology research → industrial transformation". It is expected to become an internationally recognized southern base for new materials research and development, an important component of China’s materials research, and a new window of interdisciplinary cooperation in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.

Transition Offices:

Building A1/C1/G2, Songshan Lake University Innovation Town, with a total area of 50 thousnad square meters

Infrastructure Plan of New Site:

  • Overall planning: covering an area of 1,200 acres, SLAB is located in the middle of Guangzhou-Shenzhen Science and Technology Innovation Corridor, next to the China Spallation Neutron Source (CSNS).
  • Construction concept: create a brainstorming point for scientists, an output source of innovative products for entrepreneurs, and a sacred place of scientific popularization for the public.
  • Project progress: the first phase started in June, 2019 and is scheduled to complete by the end of 2020. In the future, a large science park with an area of nearly 180,000 square meters will be built, including a material museum, multiple laboratories, and a conference center. The overall design will combine Southern Chinese architectural style with modern concepts, providing a good carrier for conducting various materials science research, academic exchanges and cooperation.