EU Delegation and EU’s Research and Innovation in China

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Research and innovation form an essential cornerstone of the EU-China strategic partnership. In forty years, EU and China cooperation has matured from pure scientific collaboration to a meaningful research and innovation partnership. Engaging together in the fields of research, innovation and science offers many benefits and opportunities for both sides. Collaborations are underway to tackle global challenges like health, climate change, food security and clean energy supply among many others.

The team of the Science & Technology Section has the responsibility to use diplomacy in China to advance cooperation with its interlocutors in the framework of the EU-China S&T agreements and the Joint Declaration on the Innovation Cooperation Dialogue. The team plays a key role in the dialogue on research and innovation between the EU member state embassies in China and supports the coordination and development of joint activities and approaches vis-a-vis China. Finally, the S&T Section raises awareness about EU policies and EU programmes in China and provides regular reporting on developments of Chinese S&T programmes and policies. S&T Section contact: Delegation-China-Scitech(at)eeas.europa.eu

The website of the Science and Technology section in the EU Delegation to China and Mongolia provides comprehensive information regarding EU-China collaboration, Horizon 2020 for Chinese applicants, and information about EU-China research and innovation.

Success Stories from FP7 – testimonials from successfully funded projects under the previous 7th Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.

Horizon 2020 and China: Collaboration opportunities


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EU Delegation to China and Mongolia

Science, Technology and Environment section of the EU Delegation

EU SME Centre - European Union initiative that provides a comprehensive range of hands-on support services to European small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), getting them ready to do business in China

European Union Chamber of Commerce in China

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DRAGON-STAR+ aiming to support the Chinese participation in Horizon 2020, the reciprocity originating from the signed EU-China Scientific Cooperation Agreement, the bilateral cooperation in scientific, technological and industrial research and innovation fields, and the ongoing EU - China Innovation Cooperation Dialogue.