Invisibility cloaks ‘made in China’?

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Well, not yet. But the results from this research at ZheJiang University (Hangzhou) are very interesting. A team led by Lu Lan at Zhejiang University in China have actually created the first invisibility cloak designed using topology optimisation. They carved it out of Teflon and it took them 15 minutes using a computer-controlled engraving machine. The resulting “Teflon eyelid” invisibility …

Chemical industry in China, a look beyond the State-Owned Enterprises

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KPMG examines the nature and unique character of Chinese chemical companies — not by looking at the powerful state-owned enterprises (SOEs) that have made their mark internationally, but by focusing on the more low profile, yet incredibly strong, players in the industry. Snapshot from KPMG China’s Chemical Industry report These ‘local champions’, both state-owned and private, are influential, have large …

Impressive output China’s business incubation efforts

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On October 14,2013, the opening ceremony of the 16th International Workshop on Business Incubation took place in Pudong, Shanghai. The workshop comprises a 5 days program with various lectures, group discussions and project matchmaking related to Business Incubation. The main theme of the week is ‘Business Incubation & Industry Cultivation’. There will be discussions on best practices of e.g. life …

Internationalisation of HE in Europe and Amsterdam 1984 2012

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Internationalisation of HE in Europe and Amsterdam 1984 2012

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 …

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 …

More Chinese Research Papers Published in Nature Journals

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The Nature Publishing Index 2012 (NPI) China was released by Nature Asia last month. The NPI measures the output of research articles from nations and institutions in terms of publications in the 18 Nature-branded primary research journals in 2012. The index showed China’s growing importance in world science and listed 4 institutions in the world top 100. The total number …

Dutch geo-info exploring China

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Have a look at this interesting report (in Dutch only) on the Dutch geo-information mission that visited China earlier this year. Main finding: “The visit gives reason for cautious optimism. China offers opportunities for partnerships. The Dutch geo-info sector should focus on joint activities of between science, education, and industry. Collaboration can lead to new combinations of hardware and software, …

How to keep a (trade) secret in China

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This week the China IPR SME Helpdesk organised two workshops, in Guangzhou and Shenzhen, on using trade secrets to protect intellectual property (IP). Trade secrets can be a viable alternative to the use of patents, with their own specific set of benefits. You do however need to know how to keep a trade secret…a secret. Ms. Beata Suwala, IP expert …