Mining industry in China

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China is world’s largest producer for coal, gold and most rare earth minerals. Besides the production, China is world’s leading consumer of most mining products. This report highlights key players in China, the role of the government, relevant developments and opportunities for Dutch organizations. Furthermore, this report provides a list of events related to the mining industry in China.

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In total there are more than 10,000 (mostly coal) mines in China, producing a large amount of the … Read more

STORM: the EV motorcycle

The Electric Vehicle (EV) revolution is a silent one, in many respects. New energy vehicles, powered by electricity, roam the streets without sound. But more so, the majority of them are designed in small and dedicated garages, distant from the globally operating traditional car-OEMs, without humongous global marketing budgets, lacking an established ecosystem where consumer, producer and supply chain lock them.

The revolution is surely silent in the Netherlands. Year after year, student teams at various Dutch universities are creating … Read more

Diversification in the Chinese innovation landscape and supercomputers as enablers

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Chinese scientific excellence is developing quickly. Simultaneously, there is a rapid increase in supercomputing capacity. Combined, these may be indicative for the expanding diversification in the innovation landscape in China.

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China is traditionally seen as a country with one dominant, central, top-down administration. As a capital, Beijing has been at China’s heart of governance, finance, science, education, industry and services for many centuries. In recent years, however, China has invested heavily in telecommunication, infrastructure and logistics, leading … Read more

Seminar: water security improvement and the role of benchmarking

The Holland Innovation Network at the Consulate-General in Shanghai  would like to invite you for the seminar:

Benchmarking of drinking water supply and waste water treatment services

 The seminar will take place at the Consulate-General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Shanghai on Monday April 28, 2016 from 09:00.

 

For more information, please check the Events page.

 

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Battery industry in China

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In 2015, the worldwide battery industry accounted for €73 billion. According to the Freedonia Group, this is expected to grow to €105 billion in 2019, with an annual rise of 7.7%. China is the largest market for batteries, as well as the fastest growing. This publication focuses on market players in China, innovation, battery recycling and government interventions related to the battery industry in China.

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The global battery industry was €73 billion in 2015, and is expected … Read more

Opportunities for Dutch semiconductor equipment companies in China

The semiconductor industry is extremely important for both China and the Netherlands. China accounts for 56% of the global semiconductor sales market which totals 330 billion US$. In addition, in 2015 China was the only region in the world that showed growth year over year in semiconductor sales, namely +7.7% (see figure below).

2015 Semiconductor sales and YoY growth by region (source: SIA)

2015 Semiconductor sales and YoY growth by region (source: SIA)

There is another very strong indicator of the importance of the Chinese semiconductor industry; in September 2014, … Read more

China’s 13th Five-Year Plan: focus on innovation

It’s nothing new, but it’s on (official) paper. China’s focus for the upcoming five year is on “innovation”. The second chapter (just after the guiding principles, main objectives and development concepts) in the 13th Five-Year Plan is how to implement the strategy of an innovation-driven development in China. Science and technology’s contribution to economic growth in 2020 is pinpointed at 60%.

Every five year the Chinese government announces a “Five-Year Plan”. This plan describes goals and targets for upcoming years,

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Seminar: Collaboration in Semiconductor Design, Equipment and MEMS

The Holland Innovation Network at the Consulate-General in Shanghai and the Holland High Tech China Center in Suzhou would like to invite you for the seminar:

Collaboration in Semiconductor Design, Equipment and MEMS.

The seminar will take place at the Consulate-General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Shanghai on Monday March 14, 2016 from 14:00.

 

For more information, please check the Events page.

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Scientific Seminar on Behavioural Screening

The Holland Innovation Network at the Consulate-General in Shanghai, Sylics and Noldus Information Technology would like to invite you for the seminar:

Innovative technology for in vivo pharmacology and rodent behavioural phenotyping.

The seminar will take place at the Consulate-General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Shanghai on Monday March 8, 2016 from 14:00.

For more information, please check the Events page.

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Shanghai government stimulates investing in start-ups

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Since February, the Shanghai government compensates investment firms for losses incurred while investing in early stage and seed funded tech startups. Goal is to encourage local entrepreneurship, especially those that bring “global impact” and “innovation” to the tech industry in China.

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The Shanghai Science and Technology Committee (STCSM), together with the city’s finance bureau and its development and reform commission announced to compensate as much as 60% of any actual losses suffered from seed investments in technology … Read more