Author Archives: Anouk van der Steen

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

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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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

Outcome Innovation Seminar oct. 2015

Innovation Incubait Shanghai Anonymous

In the end of October a delegation from the Netherlands visited Shanghai. We believe that the aim of this mission was to open the eyes for new opportunities, open the eyes for innovation. An aim our office highly encourages. On the last day of the missions visit we organized an innovation seminar which highlighted the potential of free of context open innovation. We entailed all participants to connect in an intensive innovation process outside their existing organization.

The participants consisted … Read more

(Dutch) Start Ups in China and 60 Billion RMB State Support Fund

Startups are booming and they will be for the coming years. Recently the state council has decided to increase the intensity of the focus on startups in the years to come. The National SME Development fund is called to life to help the small startups with their first steps. With 15 billion RMB from the government and 45 billion RMB from other partners, there is plenty to share1,2.

Already in 2014 approximately 3.7 million new companies were registered … Read more