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 …

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 …

China to be biggest global e-commerce market by 2015

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China is already home to the world’s largest online population but its e-commerce market is currently worth ‘only’ US$74 billion – less than half that of the US at $177 billion. But the Chinese e-commerce market is growing rapidly and with such a large online population, it may leap-frog over the penetration rate of standard retail stores. This is potentially …

Overview Of China Social Media Equivalents

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“Ogilvy China updated its infographic showing China’s social media equivalents – or copycats, as Western media loves to call them. Of course many of these started out as copycats, but most evolved into much more than the original Western website, either by adding additional functionalities or by localization of functions.”, wrote Marc van der Chijs (Dutch entrepreneur in Shanghai) on …

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 …

Making sense of the buzz on Chinese social media

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NOST (TWA netwerk) paid a visit today to CIC in Shanghai. CIC is one of China’s leading social business intelligence providers. They are active in this market since 2004. In their own words, they are ‘making sense of the buzz’. China has many different social media platforms, with a huge amount of users. To get a feeling of the size …

Baidu says bye bye to its microblog

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China’s search engine giant Baidu is shutting down its microblogging service ‘Baidu ShuoBa’ by 22 of August. The service which was launched last year, and was competing with microblogging services like Sina’s Weibo, Tencent’s Weibo and many more. Tencent claims 200m users and Sina 140m for their microblogs.