The first workshop of “Improving EU Access to National and Regional Financial Incentives for Innovation in China”, an EU project financed under the Partnership Instrument took place in Shanghai. It brought together around 40 European research and innovation practitioners, mainly from national consulates, chambers and innovation agencies, and from tech SMEs and law firms to present the preliminary findings of the project in terms of opportunities and challenges when applying to R&D and innovation funding and incentives in Shanghai.
The event opened with remarks from Philippe Vialatte, Head of the Science and Technology Section of the EU Delegation to China, who highlighted the ongoing EU-China collaboration in research and innovation and its place within the broader EU-China relations, opportunities for international collaboration presented by Horizon 2020 and the upcoming Horizon Europe, as well as the upcoming 4th EU-China Innovation Cooperation Dialogue.
Among other initiatives, ENRICH in China presented its support services for European research, technology and business organisations connecting to the Chinese market. In particular, a detailed introduction of ENRICH’s Soft Landing Zones was given, focusing on the case of the FinChi Innovation Center which is providing a comprehensive service packages such as localisation guidance, co-working space, administrative and secretariat support, and more.
The project “Improving EU Access to National and Regional Financial Incentives for Innovation in China contributes with significant factual evidence to the EU-China Innovation Cooperation Dialogue. It also provides technical input to the EU efforts to improve the innovation framework conditions for European research and innovation stakeholders in China, by enhancing their access to innovation funding programs in China. More information can be found on the project website: www.chinainnovationfunding.eu.
Posted by Johnny Pan on 01-Apr-2019 11:27