Holland Science Network 2019

Netherlands Innovation Network China Academics, Sino-Dutch collaboration Leave a Comment

This April Dutch & Chinese academics gathered during the annual meet-up of the Holland Science Network (HSN). The participants exchanged their views on strategies to enhance Sino-Dutch knowledge sharing, intercountry exchange of researchers and professors, and collaborative research. The goal of the HSN is to stimulate progress in technological innovation for both countries. If you’re interested you can reach out …

SEMINAR: Balancing regulation & innovation: transit of EMA to Amsterdam

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Seminar on the occasion of the transit of the European Medicines Agency to Amsterdam (EMA), 27th & 29th of May The seminar brings you a view from regulators, academia and industry on the necessity of maintaining the balance between regulation and innovation and will give you an update on the latest information on the transit of the EMA from the …

China Shanghai International Technology Fair (CSITF)

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About the  CSITF The China Shanghai International Technology Fair (CSITF), which will take place from April 20 to 22, is the most important national technology fair in China. The Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM), the Ministry of Science & Technology (MOST), and Shanghai Municipality jointly organise this fair. Last year, Minister Wan Gang from MOST, Vice-Minister Fang Aiqing from MOFCOM, …

Innovation Mission: Agricultural Technologies

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Introduction The Netherlands is the second-largest exporter of agricultural food products in the world. In 2050, there will be nine billion mouths to feed in the world. This is one of the greatest challenges of our time. Dutch entrepreneurs and researchers are eager to address and solve global challenges. In order to achieve this aim, the Netherlands is making considerable …

Cystic fibrosis links to diabetes

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Researchers from Hong Kong, Chengdu, Beijing and Tokyo recently reported a functional link between diabetes and cystic fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis occurs when mutations in the CFTR gene hamper the function of the Cystic Fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator. This leads to a “tough mucus” secretion in the lungs, and its most acute symptoms are therefore shortness of breath. Indigestion is also …

Airbus and COMAC cooperate on sustainable air transport

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On Friday February 21st, Airbus and Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) announced both aircraft manufacturers will collaborate on sustainable growth in air transport. The scope of their collaboration will however extend beyond the aircraft itself. Under the Memorandum of Understanding, signed by Günter Butschek, Airbus Chief Operating Officer and He Dongfeng, President of COMAC, they will “share best practices …

R&D Cooperation between European companies and universities in China

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‘R&D Cooperation between European companies and Universities in China’, that was the title of a fully booked workshop organized this morning by the European Chamber R&D Forum in Shanghai. The speakers presented an interesting mix of research on R&D cooperation and actual examples of past and on-going projects between multinational companies and Chinese universities. Dr. Ulrike Tagscherer, Fraunhofer Institute for …

Think Asia, Think Hong Kong

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Hong Kong Science Park (Photo by Andy Wong http://www.pbase.com/andywong/) Think Asia, Think Hong Kong. That’s the title of two seminars organised by the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTPC) and the Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce in the Netherlands. The seminars, to be held in Zoetermeer (3 March) and Enschede (5 March) are part of a promotion tour …

Great Tunnel of China

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China is planning another engineering wonder; it has drafted a plan for a 123km undersea tunnel with an estimated cost of 220 billion yuan (EUR 26.5 billion). The underwater tunnel will surpass the combined length of the current world’s two longest underwater tunnels: Japan’s Seikan Tunnel and the Channel Tunnel between Britain and France. The tunnel will house a rail …

China announces 10 billion yuan fund to curb air pollution

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On Wednesday China’s central government announced a number of measures in the battle against air pollution. They also identified large cities and regions with the most frequent smog and haze. A special fund of 10 billion yuan (EUR 1.2 billion) will be set up this year by the central government. The money will be used to reward efforts to curb …