2016 EU-China Think Tank Workshop on Science, Technology & Innovation / 2016 中欧智库科技创新研讨会

Date: September 6th (Tuesday), 2016 / 日期: 2016年9月6日 (周二)
Time: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM (GMT+8) / 时间: 上午8点30 -下午5点 (北京时间)
Venue: Sino-German Center for Research Promotion, Shuangqing Road 83, Beijing 100085, PR China / 地点:中德科学中心, 北京市海淀区双清路83号
Deadline for registration: 30th August, 2016 / 报名截止日期:2016年8月30日



  • Initiate the dialogues between EU and Chinese Think Tanks
  • Identify the challenges in EU-China cooperation in STI
  • Develop strategies to overcome the challenges

Our experts

zhijian Hu Prof. Zhijian Hu, President of Chinese Academy of Science and Technology for Development (CASTED)

speaker_xielin liu Prof. Xielin Liu, School of Economics and Management, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences

Speaker-Expert_Jonathan Holslag-2 Prof. Jonathan Holslag, Brussels Institute of Contemporary China Studies

Kiran Kiran Choudhry, Senior Manager, China International Technology Transfer Center

Nina Hassel Nina Hassel, Innovation attaché, consul – Deputy head of Innovation Centre Denmark, Shanghai

liuli Prof. Li Liu, Institute of Science, Technology and Society, School of Social Sciences, Tsinghua University

speaker_tomas_larsson Tomas Larsson, Director of ChinaLab at Kairos Future

Speaker_Nondas_1  Epaminondas Christofilopoulos, Head of International Cooperation in PRAXI Network

Who participated?

  • European Think Tanks, focusing on EU-China cooperation in STI
  • Chinese Think Tanks, focusing on EU-China cooperation in STI
  • The Strategic Forum for International R&D Cooperation (SFIC) China
  • Science Counsellors of EU Member States / Associated Countries

Programme Preliminary agenda_last update: 20160831

  • 13th Five-Year-Plan
    • What does the 13th Five-Year-Plan say about the China’s STI policy?
    • How to interpret?
    • How will it influence the EU-China cooperation in STI?
  • Chinese research funding reform
    • What has been / is being reformed?
    • How will it influence the EU-China cooperation?
  • EU-China Foresight study
    • Innovation trajectory for China and Europe
  • STI-cooperation in light of the economic partnership
    • Can STI-cooperation help us to build a more balanced economic partnership?
  • Interactive Workshop
    • Implication of China´s 13th Five-Year Plan and the STI funding system reform on STI cooperation with Europe: Opportunities and obstacles
  • Information Exchange Table
    • A small exhibition area for the think tanks to present their studies.


What was the outcome of the event?

For more details please do get in touch with Dr. Jessie Zhang, EUrelation AG, Zurich, Switzerland. Tel: +41 44 271 33 33. Email: jzhang@eurelations.com.