In September 2016 the promotional mission of the National Technology Clusters was held with the aimto enhance cooperation in scientific and  technological fields between China and Italy, through the definition of clusters of industries and research centers in key sectors for the economies and the development strategies of both countries.

The mission was held from 19 to 23 September 2016 and two national technological clusters participated to it: Cluster Smart Communities Tech and Cluster CLAN Agrifood.

The promotional mission of the Cluster SCT in China was held in Chongqing, Chengdu and Shanghai. Among the most significant results of the promotional mission conducted in China by the Cluster SCT delegates, it should be mentioned the work done for the discussion and the signing of two Memorandum of Understanding.

The promotional mission of the Cluster CLAN in China  took place in Chongqing and Chengdu. As a result from the intense program of visits carried out by the Cluster CLAN delegation, the mission has been characterized by discussions and extremely fruitful interactions as well as by general and explorative meetings.