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, …

‘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 …

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 …

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. …

China announces 9 pilot Smart Cities

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The National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation (NASG, formerly known as SBSM) yesterday announced a Smart City pilot program with nine cities throughout China. The nine cities mentioned are Taiyuan, Guangzhou, Xuzhou, Wuxi, Linyi, Zibo, Zhengzhou, Henan, Chongqing, and Huhan. Li Weisen, deputy director of NASG believes that “the first nine cities are expected to finish Smart City construction …

Chinese Government Invested 200 million RMB in Setting up 3D Printing Research Institute

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The 3D Printing Research Institute of China was launched on August 8th 2013 at Zijin Hightech Zone of the Nanjing city, Jiangsu Province. The Institute is planned to carry out applied 3D printing research and seek for opportunities for its commercialization and industrialization. The Institute will combine forces of some best Chinese 3D printing research teams from Tsinghua University, Xian …

Dutch Embassy and NOST support Chinese alumni and students during Neso summer events

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On 20th July, Mr. Andre Driessen, Deputy Ambassador of the Netherlands to China handed out Holland Alumni Ambassador certificates to newly appointed alumni ambassadors who will support Neso China to promote Study in Holland in China. During this alumni event in Beijing organized by Neso China with support of NOST, the new team of 10 alumni volunteers was presented to …