On Thursday, June 11, Città della Scienza hosted a delegation from the International Technology Transfer Network – ITTN, led by the Secretary General Mr. Zhang Zhang. Few days ago, in the China Italy Innovation Forum Special Edition on the occasion of the China Day at Expo, Città della Scienza signed a Memorandum of Understanding with ITTN. The delegation from ITTN was accompanied by a delegation from Chongqing Feiyang Active Manufacture Carbon, a world leader enterprise  in active carbon.

The International Technology Transfer Network is led by Beijing Municipal Science & Technology Commission, a body created by the Ministry for Science and Technology of China (MOST) and aims to promote international technology transfer.  ITTN has favored long-term partnership with more than 200 organizations in 15 countries international technology transfer. The CEO of Città della Scienza – Mr. Vincenzo Lipardi and the Marketing Director – Mrs Valeria Fascione are both members of this networks since 2014.

The delegation was welcomed at Città della Scienza by the President – Mr. Vittorio Silvestrini.

The purpose of the meeting was the discussion of the main aspects of the organization of the 2015 Edition of the China Italy Innovation Forum, that will be held in China during the first week of November and the future cooperation relations with the delegation of the Chongqing Municipality.

The delegation was later accompanied on a visit to the business incubator dedicated to new start-ups, in which they had the opportunity to meet the “Smart City Laboratory of Ansaldo-Gematica” and the start-up “Innovation & Technology Provider – ITP”.