China launches new funding round for S&T cooperation with Europe

Courtesy to Solarfeed.comThe Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) recently announced the 2013 round of the China-EU Science and Technology Cooperation Program. The ministry will make max. 3 million RMB (approx. EUR 370.000) available for EU-China cooperation projects to support the development of joint innovation centers, incubators, and cooperation platforms, from research and development to demonstration and the translation of research results.

The programme is open to Chinese applicants who should have a good cooperative relationship with their European partners. They are also required to have signed a cooperative agreement or letter of intent, containing separate clauses on intellectual property rights, or have signed a separate IPR agreement. The European side should consist of at least two cooperating institutions from at least two European Union Member States.

The 2013 China-EU S&T Cooperation Program especially welcomes applications in the following areas:

  • Urbanisation/transportation, including: green energy building, waste recycling applications, comprehensive city management integrated technology, new energy vehicles etc.
  • Renewable energy resources, including: solar energy, wind energy, smart power grids and storage, increased energy efficiency etc.
  • Information and communication technology, including: next-generation mobile communication, cloud computing, internet of things,high-performance supercomputers, internet security etc.
  • Health, including: clinical medicine/translational medicine, biomedicine, ageing population etc.

More details about this call can be found in Chinese on the MoST website. English translation of the call’s notice can be found here.

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