Webinar on 'Doing business in China'

November 4:  09:00 - 10:30 CET

China has become the second-biggest pharmaceutical market in the world. The rapid rise of China’s healthcare industry has allowed it to begin the transition from being a pharmaceutical manufacturing base to a strategic R&D hub. Major reforms have been taken place in the pharmaceutical sector to stimulate innovation.

Dutch SME's that conduct preclinical research are sought out after by Chinese companies because of their strong and unique knowledge and expertise. These SME's are invited to find the right market opportunities along the Chinese pharmaceutical value chain.  

In this first episode we will focus on Dutch companies active in the biopharmaceutical sector that have the ambition to learn more about the Chinese market. We will introduce the opportunities, challenges, and regulations of the Chinese biopharmaceutical market. We will brief you on the current legislation, set out tools and funding opportunities. Different experts will share their vision and experiences in China. Dutch companies will get the opportunity to ask all their questions related to this unique and dynamic market.

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Pitch your company at our Roadshow

November 17: 09:00-10:30 CET and November 24/25/26: 09:00 - 12:00 CET

After our kick-off on doing business in China, we will organize a "Roadshow" offering Dutch companies a chance to present their companies, products or technologies to Chinese counterparts. Subtitles and live translation will be available. Depending on the Dutch participants, the Chinese audience will consist of Chinese SME's, corporates, investors, incubators and branch-organisations. In order to attract the right Chinese audience for your pitch, we will contact you after your registration to talk about your company, product, needs and interests.

Let us know if you would like to participate by filling in the form below. We will contact you to schedule a call to learn more about your company, interests and needs. This way we can find the right Chinese counterparts for you during these sessions.

To close off our series we will host a digital roundtable with Chinese industry experts. They will inform you on opportunities in certain fields, with specific companies or specific regions. Afterwards there will be a possibility to get in touch with them. Please register below if you would like to participate.

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Please fill in the Registration Form if you would like to attend the first webinar on "Doing business in China", the 'Roundtable with Industry Experts' and/or like to pitch during the Roadtrip. If you sign up for the Roadtrip, we will contact you to schedule a call.

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(For the program of the Webinar and Roadshow, see below the podcast)

Podcast on biopharmaceutical research

The Netherlands Innovation Network explores the newest discoveries in biopharmaceutical sector to share this information with our network.  For our podcast Innovation Matters, we spoke to Professor Fu about the problem that a large number of patients do not respond well to commonly used drugs. As a recipient of the ERC Consolidator Grant, Dr Jingyuan Fu offers a solution to the problem by changing the bacteria that live in the guts of humans.  Professor Fu researches whether the effectiveness of medicines can be improved by making adjustments to the whole of micro-organisms in the gastrointestinal system (intestinal microbiome).

You can listen to this podcast below, on Spotify, Google Podcasts and Apple podcasts.



Episode 1

November 4
09:00 - 10:30 CET

Episode 1 will cover the webinar "How to do business with China". Currently there are 4 experts all active in the Chinese biopharmaceutical market sharing their expertise, vision and knowledge with Dutch companies.

Episode 2

November 17
09:00 - 10:30 CET

Episode 2 will cover a Roadshow of Dutch companies presenting their product or technology to our Chinese audience. 


Episode 3

November 24/25/26
09:00 - 12:00 CET

Episode 3 will cover more intimate round table discussions with Dutch companies who participated in the Roadshow and Chinese industry stakeholders. Invite-only.