JSTP 2014 Call for Proposals Published

The China Netherlands Joint Scientific Thematic Research Programme (JSTP) recently launched its 2014 call for proposals on the topic of ‘Smart Energy in Smart Cities’. Dutch and Chinese research teams are invited to submit joint proposals to address this topic before 26 March 2014, 11:00am CET.


For more information about this call, please visit the website of NWO.

TU Delft opens second research branch for LED technology in China

Signing TUDelft-2

On Friday 15 November, Dirk Jan van den Berg, President of the Executive Board of TU Delft, and Fei Gaoyun, mayor of the city of Changzhou in China, signed an agreement establishing a joint research institute in the field of LED lighting. The signing took place in Beijing during a visit by, among others, Prime Minister Rutte and representatives of major Dutch companies in China. The Changzhou institute is affiliated to TU Delft’s Joint Research Centre in Beijing.

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Dutch Digital Drinks in Shanghai

Last week on Thursday evening a group of various Dutch IT, eCommerce and digital media professionals came together in Shanghai for the Dutch Digital Drinks. Networking wasn’t about sharing your WiFi password but about exchanging business cards. The goal is to share ideas, experiences and look for joint opportunities in an informal setting.

Fellow Dutch digital devotees are encouraged to contact the NOST at the Netherlands Consulate in Shanghai to join the Dutch Digital Drinks. A fixed monthly day and location will soon be chosen for this event.

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Dutch Polymer Institute (DPI) networking event in Shanghai

On 20 and 21 November the Dutch Polymer Institute (DPI) organised a networking event in Shanghai. The event was hosted by Teijin Aramid Asia.

With this event DPI aimed to broaden the Chinese academic network of DPI and its industrial partners, and to generate ideas for precompetitive international research projects.

Lab tour at Technical Center Asia (TCA) of Teijin Aramid

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Smart Cities, Smart Accessibility Workshop

Last Wednesday (20 November) Shell, together with the Shanghai Municipal Science & Technology Commission (SMSTC), organized a workshop on the topic Smart Cities and Smart Accessibility.

Other companies and organizations that gave presentations and/or joint the discussion were: THNK, Amsterdam Economic Board, Fujitsu, TRIAD, Carbon War Room, TomTom and Philips.


Various speakers showed the audience technologies and solutions that are already being used now as well as examples of what awaits us in the future. Such as using devices to train bus and truck drivers in China to improve their fuel efficiency and thus lowering their CO2 emissions, or mapping traffic flows to guide drivers to less busy roads.

One presentation that definitely gave food for thought was that of Prof Dr Euro Beinat. He showed the possibilities of data science and ‘big data’. Especially how cities could make better informed decisions by using data they already had access to.