Demographic and healthcare vulnerabilities driving health tech developments

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If current trends continue, by 2029 China’s population will peak at 1.44 billion, with dramatically imbalanced ratios of young to old (4 grandparents, 2 parents, 1 child) putting unprecedented pressure on younger generations. This dependency ratio (non-working: working people) is set to increase from 42% to 67% by 2050, by when a quarter of the Chinese population (350 million) will …

China’s Emissie Verhandel Systeem

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“If done right, it (the ETS) could be a big deal in the fight against climate change” (Techcrunch) Het probleem met deze idealistische uitspraak is het feit dat emissie verhandel systemen vaak niet meteen efficiënt zijn, net zoals een hele rits aan andere duurzame projecten.  Nederland maakt onderdeel uit van werelds grootste emissie verhandel systeem (ETS); die van de Europese …

#5 The BugDrug Project

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A large number of patients do not respond well to commonly used drugs. Some patients even suffer from side effects. In Europe alone, about 3.5% of hospital admissions are related to side effects of medicines. Many patients are not treated properly because they do not respond or respond poorly to medicines. In this episode, I will talk to Professor Fu. …

China’s Vaccine Program and mRNA Technology

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Globally, a process of immunization has started. The first Covid-19 vaccines have been approved by national and regional medicinal drug supervisors such as the UK MHRA, US FDA, and the EU EMA (The Economist, 2020). The Netherlands does not have a big biotech/pharma company (anymore) and is therefore not a leading contender in vaccine production.  Traditionally, vaccines put (a part …

Vacancy: Innovation Officer at the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Shanghai, P.R. China

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Job description: The Netherlands Innovation Network China is a government network focused on Innovation, Technology and Science in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. Its main tasks are to support and stimulate knowledge-intensive collaboration between the Netherlands and China. This is accomplished by facilitating and promoting Sino-Dutch innovation, technology and science networks, and by reporting to Dutch and Chinese stakeholders about new …

CES Roadshow Shanghai China

CES 2021: 20 Dutch tech entrepreneurs “visit” China

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Stop 7 of the CES2021 digital roadshow covered Shanghai, China! 20 Dutch start-ups with “tech solutions for global challenges” learned about the opportunities and challenges of doing business in China. Review the presentation of Innovation Officer Bart van Hezewijk below and learn about experiences of other foreign entrepreneurs in China. Want to know more about IP protection in China? Check …

Interview with Wang Yiding

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by Claire Selbeck Mr Wang is an alumnus of two Dutch universities; Wageningen University and the Delft University of Technology. In the past, he has worked at Sinovac and he currently works at Pfizer, as the Senior Manager Vaccine GCMC China. In Beijing, the Innovation Network had the opportunity to meet with him and hear more about his studies in …

#3 Intellectual Property Rights in China

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Formally, intellectual property rights have been acknowledged and protected in China since the 1980s. In 2001, China became a member of the world trade organization. A premise of this was that China had to address some international concerns about its IPR system. Despite of this, some concerns remain. President Trump has repeatedly called out China for theft of intellectual property. …