Category Archives: High Tech

Diversification in the Chinese innovation landscape and supercomputers as enablers


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

Battery industry in China

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

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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Stella Lux in Shanghai, 2015

Stella Lux China Innovation Tour
Nov 24 – Nov 30 2015

“Drive the same road, now powered by the Sun”

Nederland, Eindhoven, 1 juli 2015. Studenten van Solar Team Eindhoven werken aan Stella Lux, de 2e familie zonnewagen van de Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. // Students of Solar Team Eindhoven are working on Stella Lux, the 2nd solar family car of Eindhoven University of Technology. photo: TU Eindhoven, Bart van Overbeeke

Stella Lux is the second generation of Solar-powered family cars by the Solar Team Eindhoven. In 2015 it won the World Solar Challenge in Australia, based on its speed, passenger capacity and convenience over a distance of 3000 kilometers … just as its predecessor, Stella, did in 2013.

Stella Lux, de energiepositieve zonne-auto van Solar Team Eindhoven - studenten Automotive team van de TU Eindhoven

With electric driving, the Solar Team Eindhoven takes off of where … Read more

Alibaba Group invests in joint quantum computing laboratory

China is building the longest quantum-communication network, which includes a 2,000 kilometre link between Beijing and Shanghai. This US$80-million Chinese initiative will not only provide the highest level of protection for government and financial data, but will also provide a test bed for quantum theories and new technologies. Various institutes in China work on quantum physics, and recently a new initiative has been announced. Jack Ma, CEO of Alibaba Group, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to co-found the … Read more

Deepening focus on New energy Vehicles

Developing electric mobility in China is strongly pushed by the central government. The incentive and potential is high, though maturity of various market segments is still lacking. NOST China discussed opportunities with professor C.C. Chan from the University of Hong Kong, who strongly suggested an active participation of relevant Dutch organizations in China.

On August 28, the Netherlands Office for Science and Technology organized a meeting with technology stakeholders in the electric vehicle (EV) sector in China. The … Read more

Safety, connectivity and new materials in the automotive industry


The automotive industry is economically important but a growing public health concern. A seminar brought together a diverse group of contributors to development and production of new energy cars, which are cleaner and more safe. It aimed to improve connections in the industry, which may lead to a quicker implementation of new technologies.


The automotive sector is a dominant pillar of the global economy. For instance, in the EU, the industry accounts for 4 % of the GDP. … Read more

Biomass ambitions of Jingjiang City


On July 7, 2015, the Netherlands Office for Science and Technology (NOST), together with ECN (the Energy Research Center of the Netherlands) visited the city of Jingjiang. Jingjiang is located a 2,5 hours drive from Shanghai and is besides the largest private shipbuilding base interested in various applications in the field of renewable energy.


Jingjiang is a city of 665km2, with a large private shipbuilding base and a deep-water port. It is located in the Yangtze delta and … Read more

Astronomy: deep insights, deeper impact


An informal science lecture in Shanghai, organized by the Netherlands Office for Science and Technology, took place in June. Professors Röttgering (Leiden) and An Tao (Shanghai) inspired an audience of ca. 25 with insights in the field of astronomy.


In June 2015, professor Huub Röttgering from Leiden University visited professors Hong Xiaoyu and An Tao of the Shanghai Astronomical Observatory of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Röttgering is the director of the Leiden Observatory, one of the largest … Read more