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AEROCHINA I/II coordinated by CIMNE. A success story on the China-EU R&I Cooperation Forum

Mr XING Jijun (Deputy Director General CSTEC), EU-China Research and Innovation Forum, Brussels (Belgium), April 28th, 2015

CIMNE attended the EU-China Research and Innovation Forum, a DRAGON-STAR event, organized to showcase and promoting Sino-European joint efforts in research. The Forum, sponsored by the China Science and Technology Exchange Center (CSTEC) of the Ministry of Science and Technology in China with the support of the European Commission, was held in Brussels on April the 28th, 2015. The Forum’s over 100 participants included a large Chinese delegation, and a broad range of stakeholders from both sides ranging from policy makers and researchers to industrial and business actors.

The Forum included successful examples of cooperation initiatives as AEROCHINA /2 coordinated by CIMNE, testimonials of successful FP7 projects with important Chinese participation, as GRAIN /2, also coordinated by CIMNE, or cooperative research projects such as MARS or COLTS and with CIMNE participation. Sino-European research in aeronautics will be continuing the following years under the topic.

MG-1.10-2015: International cooperation in aeronautics with China, under the call Mobility for Growth 2014-2015, which was closed last April 23rd.


Mr Michael Kyriakopoulos (EU RP Officer Clean Sky Initiative), EU-China Research and Innovation Forum, Brussels (Belgium), April 28th, 2015

The event was opened by the high level representatives from the European Commission and China (Mr Costas Glinos and Mr XING Jijun), that highlighted the joint efforts for deepening the bilateral cooperation, especially as this year it is the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations. between the EU and China, first established on 6th May 1975.

The event discussed opportunities for enhancing future R&I cooperation, and a featured a dedicated panel discussion on sustainable urbanization.

The different presentations and discussions illustrated the potential for further enriching the EU-China cooperation in research and innovation towards addressing our common societal challenges and improving the competiveness for European and Chinese enterprises.