Guangdong’s strategic emerging industries blueprint

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Earlier this month the 11th Provincial Party Congress was held in Guangdong. This seems to be a good occasion to have a look at Guangdong province’s ‘Strategic Emerging Industries’ Development Plan in 12th Five Year Plan Period’. Although officially already released earlier this year, the plan previously did not receive any coverage on our website. Currently, Guangdong’s eight strategic emerging …

Scientists at TU Delft succeeded for the first time in detecting a Majorana particle

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Scientists at TU Delft’s Kavli Institute and the Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM Foundation) have succeeded for the first time in detecting a Majorana particle. Prof.dr.ir. Leo Kouwenhoven and his team in the lab. Photo: Sam Rentmeester. In the 1930s, the Italian physicist Ettore Majorana deduced from quantum theory the possibility of the existence of a very special …

Hong Kong in the Cloud

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Last week Cyberport, Hong Kong’s hub for ICT, was host to the Next Generation Information Technology and Standard Symposium, with a focus on cloud computing. Standardization, or rather, lack thereof, was one of the key issues as a potential roadblock to further development. Standardization is necessary to prevent vendor lock-in and ensure interoperability between clouds. Speakers and panelists from Beijing, …

Erasmus University and Renmin University intensify education and research exchange

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On 19 March, Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR ) president Ms van der Meer Mohr and Renmin University Council President Cheng Tianquan signed an agreement on further exchange of students and faculty to support the internationalization goals of both universities. Prior to the signing the presidents exchanged views on the profile of the universities and acknowledged the great similarities on size …

Cloud computing symposium in Hong Kong

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On March 30, Cyberport, Hong Kong’s ICT hub, will play host to government, academic and industry experts in the field of cloud computing for the Next Generation Information Technology and Standard Symposium. Mainland China’s market for cloud computing services is expected to attain RMB 94.9 billion this year. As one of the seven strategic emerging industries, the government is pouring …

JSTP China – Netherlands Workshop

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Live from the Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research (IGSNRR). A Sino-Dutch workshop on agriculture and food: ’How to feed the world?’ is taking place right now.The workshop is part of the JSTP Call 2011-2012 for Joint Research projects. The workshop is being held to contribute towards solutions for sustainable and safe food productions, innovative food systems and …

Zhongguancun: Silicon Valley in Beijing?

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China’s internet population is the largest in the world. On top of that the country is experiencing rapid economic growth. Those two aspects together with an abundance of highly skilled IT-graduates create opportunities for online entrepreneurship. Especially in the Zhongguancun area in Beijing many examples can be found of successful IT companies and startups. Having a good network, understanding the …

New Sino-Dutch Research Call on Agriculture and Food

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New joint research projects and seminars between China and the Netherlands will be funded under the second phase of the Joint Scientific Thematic Research Programme (JSTP). After a three year pilot, the second phase of JSTP was launched earlier this year during a festive reception in Beijing which was opened by Mr. Halbe Zijlstra, State Secretary of Education, Culture and …

Shenzhen Eco-City Project kicks off with expert meeting

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The Shenzhen municipal government has the ambition to develop the Longgang district in a world leading eco-city. TU Delft, TNO and several other dutch companies and institutes cooperated together with Harbin Institute of Technology Shenzhen Graduate school to come up with an eco-city master plan. The main goal of the project is to develop a new city covering 250 square …

Innovation Platform – Holland gets Talent

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Earlier this year the BenCham Shanghai (Mariska Kiewiet de Jonge), Philips (Frans Greidanus), Frans van Gunsteren and NOST (Jaap van Etten) sat together to discuss a possible new recurring event for people working in the Shanghai area with a focus on R&D. From this discussion the BenCham Innovation Platform was born. Several events already took place, normally starting with a …