Supporting EU access to Chinese Research and Innovation Programmes, Porto, 14 May 2014

 1st DRAGON-STAR Dissemination workshop, Porto, 14 May 2014

The Dragon STAR project is proud to announce its first Large Dissemination Workshop in Portugal. The Dragon STAR project is financed by the European Commission and its main aim is to promote the reciprocity of EU-China research collaboration, in scientific, technological and industrial research and innovation fields, and disseminating Chinese funding opportunities to EU researchers. SPI, as the project partner and Porto Workshop organizer, hopes you find this opportunity of interest. You are also welcome to forward this invitation to members of your organization/network who might be interested in participating.



09-:00-09-30 Registration

09:30-09:50 Introduction to the DRAGON-STAR project

09:50-10:10 Overview of Chinese Research and Innovation Programmes

10:10-10:30 Introduction to the Dragon-Star’s Programe Database

10:30-11:00 Networking coffee break

11:00-12:00 EU Researhers: Ecperience in Collaborating with China

12:00-12:30 Discsussion Session – Q&A

12:30-12:45 Concluding Remarks


  • Participation if Free of charge.
  • If you wishing to attend, please kindly fil in the registration form in the link bellow by May 11th , 2014: Registration Form 
  • For further information or clarification, please contact Ms. Kai Zhang, Email:; Phone: +351 22 607 64 00



On May 14th, 2014, Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação (SPI) organized the First Dissemination Workshop of the European Commission funded Dragon STAR – Sustaining Technology and Research (EU-China Collaboration) project ( in Porto. The event attracted 32 participants from industries, universities, as well as the Portuguese National Contact Point (NCP).

The aim of the workshop was to promote the Dragon STAR project and its effort in enhancing the reciprocity of EU-China research collaboration. The workshop disseminated current results of the project, provided an overview of Chinese funding opportunities, and demonstrated the project research programme database. Success stories of EU researchers collaborating with China was also shared.

 A list of presentations can be downloaded from here:

A selection of Workshop photos can be found here:

The next dissemination event will be organized in cooperation with the 5th  INCO Conference in Athens, where the Dragon STAR project and the Chinese Funding Programmes will be introduced and promoted to the attendants.