Renewables to contribute half of China’s new power generation capacity growth by 2030

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More than half of China’s new power generation capacity growth by 2030 will be from renewable sources. By that time the installed renewable capacity will be equal to that of coal. Coal-fired power generation capacity will decrease from 67% in 2012 to 44% in 2030 though in absolute terms will continue to grow by 25GW/yr – still almost one-third of …

Zhongguancun: an international High-Tech hub

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The Washington Post posted an interesting article about Zhongguancun, the High-Tech hub in Beijing. We hereby share the article with courtesy to The Washington Post. The number of technical staff working in Zhongguancun Science Park reached 402,000 last year as investment in high-tech sectors hit 91.8 billion yuan ($15 billion) in 2012, according to the latest Zhongguancun Index released in …

ASTRI: ‘developing high impact technologies to enhance Hong Kong’s economy’

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Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI) organized the 2013 Industry and University Consultation Forum (IUCF) Hong Kong on October 8. ASTRI was founded by the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) in 2000. It is the biggest of the five R&D centres set up by the Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC) of the HKSAR government …

Chinese company ZTE again ranks #1 in PCT patents filings

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Chinese telecom giant ZTE is again the company that is globally applying for the most patent cooperation treaty (PCT) patents, according to the statistics of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO). Another well-known Chinese multinational is ranking 4th in WIPO’s list, namely Huawei. The first Dutch company in the PCT ranking is Philips. Philips with its 9th place is contributing …

Dutch space delegation touches down in Beijing

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Last week Beijing played host to the International Astronautical Congress (IAC). Over 3000 representatives from all over the world, including space agency heads and executives from industry and institutes, gathered for 64th edition of this yearly congress and industry exhibition. The Netherlands had a substantial presence at the IAC with a delegation led by the director of the Netherlands Space …

Science and Visual Arts Exhibition in Northeast China curated by Dutch Professor

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On September 17th, the opening ceremony of “RONG” International Science and Visual Arts Exhibition was held at He’s Art Gallery. The exhibition is organised by the private He University and Qipanshan Bureau of Cultural Industry in Shenyang. Prof. Wei He, the President of He University, Prof. Bart M. ter Haar Romeny from Eindhoven University of Technology Department of Biomedical Engineering, …

CAS supports 5 new centres of excellence for joint research with developing countries

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The Chinese Academy of Science (CAS) invested US$6.5 million over the next three years in five CAS-TWAS (The World Academy of Science) Centres of Excellence accommodated within institutes of CAS. The funding will support joint research projects to build scientific strength and drive innovation in the developing world. The TWAS is the international science academy that aims to promote scientific …

‘Automated vehicles’ – TNO Automotive Safety Solutions – DIST 2013

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Martijn Tideman uses his 10 minutes at DIST 2013 to talk about a future in which everyone will have a chauffeur … a digital chauffeur, making driving decisions based on sensors and software. Martijn, who’s working at TASS, explains to the audience that these driverless cars might not be perfect, but that one of the goals is that we will …

University of Groningen enhances collaboration with BUCT

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On 8th August, a delegation from University of Groningen (RUG), led by RUG president Prof. Sibrand Poppema, visited the Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT). Prof. Folkert Kuipers, head of Medical School and vice president of University Medical Centre, Ms. Xuefei-Knoester Cao, Senior Policy Advisor and Director of Groningen Confucius Institute joined the delegation to discuss collaboration possibilities with BUCT. …

Nano satellites – ISIS – DIST 2013

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ISIS – Innovative Solutions In Space was founded in 2006 as a spin-off from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. One of its co-founders Abe Bonnema was going to speak at DIST 2013. But because our event coincided with their satellite launch that had piggybacked on a Chinese Long March 2D rocket earlier that day in Jiuquan in the …