EU-China Co-Funding Mechanisms (CFM) offer another 28 million Euros to support EU-China joint research and innovation

These new funding packages will pave the way for deepened cooperation between European and Chinese research and innovation stakeholders by promoting a stronger Chinese participation in Horizon 2020. They will also be open to a variety of thematic areas such as food, agriculture, biotechnology, information and communication technology, space, aviation, energy, health, transportation, water resources, energy conservation, advanced manufacturing, new materials, sustainable urbanization and young scientists exchange activities.

Nine cities to compete for the European Capital of Innovation 2016

On 21 January, the European Commission announced the final competitors for the European Capital of Innovation 2016. 

The nine finalists are:  Amsterdam, Berlin, Eindhoven, Glasgow, Milan, Oxford, Paris, Torino and Vienna. The Commissioner also considers the achievements of each of nine shortlisted cities to be “outstanding in their own right” and he expects that they “will encourage many others to invest in their innovation ecosystems.”

Chinese smart city achievements showcased at the Lisbon-hosted ICT 2015

Several Chinese smart city achievements were showcased during a workshop at the Lisbon-hosted ICT 2015.

The achievements showcased were associated with either the EU-China IST project, the China-Europe Public Administration project or the EU-China Smartcities project.

Showcasing was designed to inspire as much teach.

Workshop-related documents are available to download from the downloads section of the knowledge base and are marked with Lisbon.

E-FORUM To Lead ICT2015 Networking Session For EU Smart City Application Within Chinese Smart Cities

E-FORUM is set to lead an ICT2015 (Lisbon, 20-22 October) networking session showcasing successful EU smart city applications within the leading Chinese smart cities and providing an opportunity for interested European parties to secure future across-China deployment.

The session will principally utilise a “Dragon’s Den” format - a format which, by introducing a number of SMEs to Chinese companies and smart cities, proved successful during the UK-China Smart Cities project.