On October 29, 2014, China Science and Technology Exchange Center (CSTEC) hosted an infoday on Horizon 2020 in University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB)., that gathered more than 100 participants from university and business sector of Beijing and beyond.
Dr. Laurent Bochereau, EU Science Counsellor to China, and European DragonStar partners addressed on Horizon 2020 in relation to its main structure, participation and funding policy, and latest calls. CSTEC touched on its National Contact Point (NCP) mechanism and service, highlighting university as a target for Regional Contact Point location due to its strong research team, sufficient research funding, and flexible working mechanism. The speakers took questions from the audience on Chinese participation in Horizon 2020.
Mr. Vice President Sun Dongbai of USTB and Mrs. Assistant to President Wang Ge met up with Dr. Laurent and EU partners. The university said Horizon 2020 was hopefully a platform for USTB to accelerate international cooperation in related disciplines. The two sides exchanged views on joint doctoral training, personnel exchange, and track of legacy of university participation.