Netherlands’ Impact at BODW 2023: Leading Circular Design Collaboration

Fons Klein TuenteAcademics, Circularity, Design, Sino-Dutch collaboration, Sustainability Leave a Comment

With a dynamic three-day programme, the Netherlands took the spotlight as the Country Partner of the Business on Design Week 2023 (BODW 2023) in Hong Kong last week, with a special focus on circular design collaboration. The Netherlands’ commitment for it’s economy to be fully circular by 2050 set the thematic tone, emphasising the pivotal role of circular design from …

Navigating Collaboration: Port of Rotterdam’s Hydrogen Visits in South China

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From November 7 to 10, the Port of Rotterdam embarked on a comprehensive journey through South China, engaging in a series of impactful events orchestrated by the Netherlands Innovation Network China. Over these four days, the port actively participated in a range of activities, including a Hydrogen Round Table, an insightful hydrogen expo in Foshan, and strategic visits to various …

The Netherlands signs Memorandum of Understanding with Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology

Fons Klein TuenteAgri-food, Chemistry, Energy, Life Sciences & Health, Sino-Dutch collaboration, Water Leave a Comment

On September 27, 2023, Ministers Robbert Dijkgraaf and Micky Adriaansens formalised a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology, outlining a renewed framework for collaboration in Science, Technology, and Innovation. The agreement underscores the commitment of the Netherlands and China to fundamental values in their collaborative efforts. Addressing global challenges such as climate change, food …

TKI New Gas Released NeW Hydrogen Agenda Netherlands

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It is now available, the successor to the first hydrogen agenda publication in 2020. Using government’s innovation tools, TKI New Gas identified five expected outcomes, in addition to HCA, digitisation and social embedding, which (must) be integrally related to this: 1. chains from wind to hydrogen for industry, 2. import, 3. hydrogen in heavy transport, 4. decentralised chains of hydrogen …

King visits hydrogen cluster in Arnhem

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Earlier this month on November 16, His Majesty the King paid a working visit to the hydrogen cluster at the Industrial Park Kleefse Waard (IPKW) in Arnhem. During the visit, the hydrogen manufacturing industry was the main focus. Hydrogen technologies contribute to the realisation of the climate ambitions and energy independence, but also to the realisation of green employment on …

Scientist interviews – 50 Years Sino-Dutch Diplomatic Relations

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This year marks the 50 years of diplomatic relations between China and the Netherlands on Ambassadorial level, to celebrate the Netherlands Innovation Network in China organises a series of interviews with leading scientists who had a major contribution to Sino-Dutch Scientific collaboration You can find all the interviews with the leading scientists here.

#VACANCY: Innovation Officer at the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Shanghai

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Netherlands Innovation Network (Innovatie Attaché Netwerk) The Netherlands is a world leader in science, technology and innovation (ST&I). To ensure and foster its global position as an innovation leader and to strengthen its global competitiveness, the Netherlands Innovation Network has been established. The network is part of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and stimulates international cooperation for companies, research institutes …

#13 China – Afke Schaart: Gender Equality and Global Impact at Huawei

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Welcome to the 13th episode of Innovation Matters, a podcast organized by the Netherlands Innovation Network. In this episode we’ll talk to Afke Schaart. This podcast episode is broadcasted from Shanghai, China. Afke Schaart is the Senior Vice President and Head of Global Impact at the headquarters of Huawei in Shenzhen and the most senior foreign national currently working at …

#12 Researching Stem Cells and Women in Science

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My guest today is Professor Gu Ying, she works at BGI in Shenzhen, China. She is Deputy Director at BGI-Research, China. She has a background in Oncology and Biotechnology and a PhD in Molecular and Developmental Biology.  In the second half of our episode, we have an open conversation about the position of women in academia in China, the opportunities …

Opportunities in China for Dutch Biopharmaceuticals

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Rationale The Netherlands provides a supportive innovation policy and a dynamic eco-system for companies and research institutions. Companies, research institutes and science parks work closely together to provide innovative solutions in biopharmaceutical value chains. With its focus on efficient, sustainable, and clean production, the Dutch biopharma sector is an essential partner for China. In the search for solutions the Netherlands …