A delegation of three public-private partnership consortia with a focus on Chemistry visited Beijing and Shanghai 13-16 November. The aim of the participants was too look for ways to set up strategic collaboration with top notch researchers in China, as well as innovative companies. The mission was led by the Dutch Top Sector Chemistry, and organized by IA China. The three consortia were the established Advanced Research Center Chemical Building Blocks Consortium (ARC CBBC), and ARC initiatives Soft Advanced Materials (ARC SAM) and ARC GoChem.
Two seminars were hosted by the Chinese Academy of Sciences Institute of Organic Chemistry in Shanghai (CAS SIOC), and CAS Institute of Chemistry in Beijing (ICCAS). Next to that a number of visits to universities were organized.