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. …

Virtual Trade Mission China with Minister Kaag

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Are you a Dutch company active in the field of cold chain logistics or circular economy? Would you like to use this expertise in China? Or would you like to know more about recent developments, trends and opportunities within these themes in China? Then take part in the virtual trade mission from 25 to 28 January 2021. Sigrid Kaag, Minister …

China, Shanghai – Deep Branch wins Green Chemistry Competition

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Saturday December 12, Deep Branch, a carbon recycling biotech company located at the Brightlands Chemelot Campus, was one of the winners of the “Green Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship Contest” organized by Shanghai Chemical Industry Park (SCIP). IA Shanghai introduced Deep Branch’s online pitch and gave a presentation on the chemistry sector in the Netherlands with special attention …

Cleveringa Lecture in Shanghai about the pharmaceutical industry

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The Netherlands Innovation Network China organized their yearly Cleveringa Lecture at the residence of the Consulate-General in Shanghai. The lecture was given by Henk Jan Out, writer of the book ‘Long Live the Medicine’ (Lang leve het Geneesmiddel) and CSO of Ferring Pharmaceuticals in Shanghai. The topic of his lecture was “Pharmaceutical Companies: Creative Innovators or Crooked Moneymakers?” and was …

Shanghai Dutch Innovators and Manufacturers Network (DIMA) and Netherlands Science Network meeting

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China recovered relatively quickly from the COVID crisis due to an immediate lockdown and strict testing policy. Therefore Dutch companies in the Shanghai region were able to quickly go back to business as well. Therefore, on November 3 we continued hosting our quarterly meeting of DIMA, a network of 60 Dutch companies active in manufacturing / R&D in the Shanghai …

#2 Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) – 3 innovative scientific approaches

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The world is fighting two pandemics at the same time – COVID19 and the silent pandemic of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). AMR occurs when bacteria become resistant to antibiotics, making their infections harder to treat. In Europe, approximately 25.000 people die every year because of drug resistant infections. It is estimated that AMR will kill an extra 10 million people globally by 2050. In this episode we …

#1 Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) – introduction from CN and NL

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The world is fighting two pandemics at the same time – COVID19 and the silent pandemic of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). AMR occurs when bacteria become resistant to antibiotics, making their infections harder to treat. In Europe, approximately 25.000 people die every year because of drug resistant infections. It is estimated that AMR will kill an extra 10 million people globally by 2050. In this episode we …

WEBINAR: Construction Waste & Green Building

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Most recycled concrete ends up in road base in the Netherlands, using regular crushing. However, through innovations at companies, universities and in joint European research projects, advanced technologies are now becoming available. There are many showcases of fully recycled concrete being used in new buildings. In this webinar we spoke with several researchers and Dutch companies and the webinar can …