Diversification in the Chinese innovation landscape and supercomputers as enablers

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Summary Chinese scientific excellence is developing quickly. Simultaneously, there is a rapid increase in supercomputing capacity. Combined, these may be indicative for the expanding diversification in the innovation landscape in China. Full message China is traditionally seen as a country with one dominant, central, top-down administration. As a capital, Beijing has been at China’s heart of governance, finance, science, education, …

Seminar: Collaboration in Semiconductor Design, Equipment and MEMS

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Reason for action: Shanghai Semicon Hub and Dutch Excellence For both China and the Netherlands, the semiconductor sector represents a significant part of the domestic innovative ecosystem. The value chain in the Netherlands is one of the globally most competitive, due to a tight interaction between universities, engineering schools and businesses. International talents work together on both established and novel …

Alibaba Group invests in joint quantum computing laboratory

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Summary China is building the longest quantum-communication network, which includes a 2,000 kilometre link between Beijing and Shanghai. This US$80-million Chinese initiative will not only provide the highest level of protection for government and financial data, but will also provide a test bed for quantum theories and new technologies. Various institutes in China work on quantum physics, and recently a …

Astronomy: deep insights, deeper impact

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Summary An informal science lecture in Shanghai, organized by the Netherlands Office for Science and Technology, took place in June. Professors Röttgering (Leiden) and An Tao (Shanghai) inspired an audience of ca. 25 with insights in the field of astronomy. In June 2015, professor Huub Röttgering from Leiden University visited professors Hong Xiaoyu and An Tao of the Shanghai Astronomical …

Deepening focus on New energy Vehicles

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Summary Developing electric mobility in China is strongly pushed by the central government. The incentive and potential is high, though maturity of various market segments is still lacking. NOST China discussed opportunities with professor C.C. Chan from the University of Hong Kong, who strongly suggested an active participation of relevant Dutch organizations in China. *** On August 28, the Netherlands …

Safety, connectivity and new materials in the automotive industry

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Summary The automotive industry is economically important but a growing public health concern. A seminar brought together a diverse group of contributors to development and production of new energy cars, which are cleaner and more safe. It aimed to improve connections in the industry, which may lead to a quicker implementation of new technologies. *** The automotive sector is a …