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Open World: EU-China research cooperation

A Science|Business conference, in partnership with Huawei

Since the first EU-China Science and Technology Cooperation Agreement, signed 1998, joint research and innovation initiatives have multiplied, in food, biotechnology, cleantech, smart cities, and space, among other fields. Published in October 2018, the Roadmap for EU-China S&T cooperation crystallises shared ambitions to amplify research cooperation.

In recent months, or even weeks, the role of research and innovation has significantly grown, on all fronts. On one hand, with the new European plans for a green, digital economy, the European Commission is ready to raise its game and boost Europe’s competitiveness in global markets. On the other hand, climate issues, rising urbanisation and the Coronavirus all require international, collaborative and long-term research efforts, beyond trade tensions.

As the launch of the next Framework Programme for research and innovation, Horizon Europe, is approaching, this conference will address the following questions: how does EU-China research cooperation benefit Europe? How to get the world working together on the most pressing global challenges, in particular in the fields of digital, cities, health and climate?

Merlyn Van Voore
Head, Secretariat of the International Resource Panel, United Nations Environment Programme
Thomas Hansteen
Special Adviser – China, The Research Council of Norway
Weinian Hu
Research Fellow, CEPS
Chunming Rong
Head, Center of IP-based Services Innovation, University of Stavanger, ENRICH in China
Grzegorz Stec
Associate Researcher, EU-China, European Institute for Asian Studies
Preliminary Programme

08:30    Registration & coffee

09:00    Welcome by Science|Business

09:05    Taking stock: The framework conditions for EU-China research cooperation

09:50    Cities of the future: Rethinking the urban ecosystems

10:20    Coffee break 

10:50    Presentation of the 2 case studies of successful EU-China digital cooperation

11:35    Green Planet: Joining forces to achieve global climate objectives

12:15    Concluding remarks

12:30    Networking lunch

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Practical Information

For more information, please contact:

Jenny Ching-Wei Lee