China toward 2030, foresight workshop, 16 May 2017, Shanghai

The one-day foresight workshop looking into the future of innovation in China toward 2030, will be held May 16th in Shanghai as part of the Shanghai Science Week. The workshop will deal with current trends, future scenarios, and strategic implications for EU-China collaboration.

The workshop is part of the Dragon-Star Plus project for EU-China science and technology collaboration, financed and supported by the European Commission within H2020. It builds on the findings of a foresight study that has used interviews, data mining, and a Dephi study to investigate trajectories for Chinese innovation.

Participants in the workshop will include European and Chinese policy makers and science councillors, innovation managers of major European multinationals in China, and leading academic researchers. Approximately 40 participants will attend.

The workshop has two objectives. The first is to arrive at a set of concrete opportunities and challenges for EU-China collaboration in the light of China’s innovation trajectories. The second is to provide participants with insights that they can use in the strategy work of their own organisations.

The preliminary workshop agenda looks as follows:\

  • Introduction
  • Current drivers and trends – presentation and group discussion
  • Future challenges, uncertainties, and scenarios – presentation and group discussion
  • Opportunities and obstacles for EU-China collaboration – workshop session

All participants will be provided with further details regarding contents, agenda and specific venue.

For more information or in order to register, please contact:

Epaminondas Christofilopoulos (FORTH) , tel +302310 50148, email epaminondas@help-forward.gr (Thessaloniki);
Tomas Larsson (Kairos Future), tel +86 185 0170 3546, email tomas.larsson@kairosfuture.com (Shanghai);
Laura Rampazzo (BSEAC); tel +86 10 65519637; email bseac@bseac.com (Beijing)