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 …

No. 1 Document first time on Agricultural S&T Innovation

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According to this year’s No 1 document issued by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the State Council on Wednesday, China will boost development of agricultural technology to ensure the quality and safety of agricultural products. This So-called No 1 document is released by the central authorities at the beginning of each year to address …

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 …

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 …

Opening ceremony TU Delft Beijing Research Center

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November 21st was the day of the opening of the TU Delft Beijing Research Center. NOST was represented by counselor for Science & Technology Jan Reint Smit and Science Attaché David Pho. The opening was an important milestone in the international exposure of TU Delft and strongly intensifies the already long standing relations between TU Delft and Chinese academia 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 …

Bill Gates envisions nuclear future for China

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This wednesday Bill Gates visited the Ministry of Science & Technology to have a meeting with vice-minister Zhang Laiwu about the nuclear future of China. Bill Gates confirmed on Wednesday that a company he helped found is cooperating on the development of a new type of nuclear reactor in China. “TerraPower is working on what we call Generation-4 nuclear energy. …

VU University enhances joint research with Renmin University

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On 24 November, vice president Prof. Yuan Wei of Renmin University of China (RUC) and VU University President René Smit signed a Memorandum of Understanding on research collaborations. The agreement enhances joint research on Entrepreneurship, Climate Change, Religion & Society and European Studies. Both universities agreed to work on joint publications, joint seminars and double/joint PhDs. Deputy Ambassador Willem van …

The ambition of the agrifood-sector in China

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The agricultural sector is one of the most important economical sector in China. China is with 300 million farmers the largest producer of agri-products. The R&D-investments of China grew to 4,3 Billion Dollar is the past deccenium, that is an annual growth of eleven procent. China knows that innovation is the key to provide food for everyone. This can be …