Vice-minister Buijink visits Huawei in Shanghai

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Today vice-minister Buijink visited Huawei in Shanghai. He had a meeting with mr. Zhang, Senior vice president of Huawei. The topics that they spoke about were among others experiences from Huawei in the Netherlands, the Dutch High-Tech knowledge and the cooperation and possible expansion with ACE. Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. is a Chinese multinational networking and telecommunications equipment and services …

Chinese researcher granted European Gene Patent

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‘Encoding chicken type II collagen (CCOL2A1) full-length gene and its application” was recently granted the “European Gene Patent” by the European Patent Office. This gene patent was invented by Professor Xi Yongzhi from China’s 307 Military Hospital. It will be China’s first internationally recognized European gene patent with high potential in its application in gene drugs to treat rheumatoid arthritis. …

Sino-Dutch Chemistry & Materials Seminar

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On monday 24th of September a seminar with the topic on “The role of chemistry for future, advanced materials science” has taken place in Shanghai. H.E. Mr. Chris Buijink, Vice Minister Economic affairs, Agriculture and Innovation (EL&I), officially opened the seminar. Participation in the seminar came from representatives from government, chemistry & materials companies and research institutes. In total there …

Chinese aim to be world technological power by 2049

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“China aims to become a world technological power by 2049 and strives to be a leading nation in innovation and scientific development”. This almost prophetic announcement was made in document released by the Central Committee and the State Council last Sunday, as reported by Global Times. 2049 marks the last year of the Chinese Academy of Sciences roadmap “Science & …

Leiden University Medical Center and Guangzhou Institute of Biomedicine and Health to start collaboration

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The Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) and the Guangzhou Institute of Biomedicine and Health (GIBH), an institute under the Chinese Academy of Sciences, have announced the start of a collaboration project. The two parties will investigate and identify possible lead compounds for treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertention and fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva by using patient-derived pluripotent stem cells. Pulmonary arterial hypertention …

Enter the VC Dragon

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Entrepreneurs looking for funding this year, might find a more difficult time getting a decent valuation. Venture capitalists (VCs) are much more cautious. Startups wanting to find out more about the current VC climat might like to join the event organized by Silicon Dragon next week (september 13). They have invited a range of top VCs in Shanghai, including Steamboat …