UNU Macau AI Conference 2024

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On April 24 and April 25, 2024, the UNU Macau AI Conference 2024 was held in Macau, gathering an international group of youths, experts, academia, the private sector, UN agencies, and governments for a global dialogue on the responsible and sustainable development of AI. 26 sessions and 4 side events took place , facilitating dialogue, discussion and exchange across 3 …

Full charge ahead: Innovation mission on batteries

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The Netherlands is keen to become a major player in the next generation of batteries. In line with this, the Netherlands Innovation Network China and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO), with strong and close collaboration of the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA) organised an innovation mission to China focused on batteries. This fact-finding mission aimed to explore China’s current activities …

Green aviation: AreoDelft visits China

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Amidst the global challenge of climate change, the Netherlands and China are both looking into advance clean technologies, recognising hydrogen’s role in various sectors, including sustainable aviation, in achieving carbon neutrality. In this context, AeroDelft, a student team from Delft University of Technology, has taken on a mission to prove that emission-free aviation is within reach through the pioneering of …

Greater Bay Area

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Our team wrote an article elaborating on the more-and-more notable initiative known as the Greater Bay Area in China, which aims to create a unified economic and innovation hub encompassing multiple cities. With its strategic location, skilled workforce, and supportive government policies, the GBA has the potential to revolutionise innovation and drive economic growth in various advanced industries such as …

Happy and innovative 2024!

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We wish everyone a very happy and innovative 2024! As we welcome the new year, we reflect on 2023—a year in which our team of the Netherlands Innovation Network China celebrated numerous inspiring events and forged impactful connections. Highlighted in the infographic below are several of key events and activities of 2023. Looking ahead, 2024 promises to be even more …

Four Sino-Dutch research projects on Green Water Processes awarded

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NWO and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) have jointly funded four new projects in the China-Netherlands collaboration research program. These projects adopt an impact plan approach, specifically addressing challenges in drinking water supply and wastewater management. The consortia leading these projects are interdisciplinary, featuring involvement from both the private sector and civil society partners. Netherlands and China both have …

Changing the game at BODW 2023: Towards Circular Design Collaboration

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

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

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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 …