VCWI Sino-Dutch Forum on emerging issues

Knowledge and Innovation: New perspectives in Sino-Dutch Cooperation

Forum Objective

Science and technology are key drivers of economic growth and individual prosperity. Since the
establishment of ambassadorial diplomatic relation between China and the Netherlands 40
years ago in 1972, mutually beneficial bilateral relations and fruitful cooperation have been
established in all fields. The Netherlands has been the 2nd largest trade partner of China among
all EU countries and China has become the 2nd largest foreign investment source of the
Netherlands. It is anticipated that more and intensive collaboration will take place between the
two countries in the coming years.

On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of Sino-Dutch diplomatic relation this VCWI
knowledge and innovation forum will examine the states of Sino-Dutch relations in Science,
Technology, Innovation and Knowledge-based Economy and will promote mutual
understanding and explore future cooperation perspectives in knowledge and innovation.

Forum Themes

  • Crisis or Opportunities? Sino-Dutch cooperation opportunities in Energy & Resources,
    Water and Food, Space and ICT, Health and Nano Technologies;
  • Brain Circulation? Opportunities and prospects for Sino-Dutch mobility of talents;
  • Threats or New Perspectives? EU Horizon 2020, China 2030 and Innovation opportunities
    for Dutch companies in China & Chinese companies in the Netherlands

Participants from governmental agencies and research organisations, innovative companies and
individual professionals interested in Sino-Dutch collaborative perspectives are welcome.

Additional information and draft programme can be found here.


Event starts: Friday 21 September 2012 at 10:30
Event ends: Friday 21 September 2012 at 18:00
Venue: ITC
Organized by: VCWI, IOC, University of Twente
City where event takes place: Enschede
Country where event takes place: Netherlands

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