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Italy-China, 10 years of cooperation in the sign of innovation
CALL TO PARTICIPATE

Hundreds of Italian entrepreneurs, researchers and institutional leaders will participate in the next edition of the China-Italy Science and Technology and Innovation Week, in Beijing and Jinan cities from 25 to 29 November 2019. Thematic seminars, networking tables, one-to-one meetings and an intensive dialogue among governments and institutions will take place within the bilateral cooperation programme launched ten years ago between Italy and China in order to valorize innovative research and enterprise systems.

This year the China-Italy Innovation Week will have a particular importance thanks to the agreements signed in the framework of the Memorandum of Understanding signed during the visit of President Xi Jinping to Italy, and in view of the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations in 2020.

ABOUT THE WEEK

Promoting scientific and technological “excellence” of the two countries and strengthening the bilateral institutional dialogue; promoting the exchange of knowledge and the mobility of people between the scientific and academic communities of the two countries; Linking high-tech companies to promote innovative products, services and skills; Supporting cooperation between business and research players developing innovation.

The Innovation Week represents the major cooperation initiative on science, technology and innovation between Italy and China and aims to create partnerships in innovative business-research contexts.

The Innovation Week encloses the China Italy Innovation Forum (CIIF – X edition) and the Sino-Italian Exchange Event (SIEE – XIII edition) and  will be held this year in China from 25 t0 29 November 2019. The event represents the core of a permanent platform for the Italy-China cooperation in the field of science, technology and innovation. It is held alternatively in Italy and China, and includes a roadshow for the involvement and networking with Research Centres and Innovative Enterprises in both countries.

In Italy the Program is promoted by the Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR) along with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI), as well as the Campania Region for the Sino-Italian Exchange program. It is coordinated by the Città della Scienza of Naples in collaboration with the National Research Council-CNR, Confindustria and National Tecnological Clusters, most important Italian Universities and Research Centres.

In China the Program is promoted by the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) in partnership with the BMSTC (Beijing Municipal Science & Technology Commission), while the SIEE is promoted by BAST (Beijing Association for Science & Technology).

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THE PROGRAM 2019

With the intensification of relations between the two countries in the strategy of the new Silk Road and in view of the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations in 2020, Week 2019 represents a strong potential for bilateral cooperation in research and innovation.

Four full days of networking and matchmaking activities are scheduled during the week:

  • 25 November (Beijing): Sino-Italian Exchange Event;
  • 26 November (Beijing): Celebration of the 10th anniversary of the China-Italy Innovation Forum at the presence of Ministers Lorenzo Fioramonti and Wang Zhigang;
  • 27 November (Beijing) Visits to Innovation Poles and Centers of Excellence;
  • 28 November (Jinan) Side Event and visits to Research Centers and Technology Parks.
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PRIORITY SECTORS
- Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Manufacturing
- New Generation of ICTs
- Aerospace
- Energy and clean Technologies for the Environment
- Smart Cities and Sustainable Urbanization
- Biomedicine and Health Technologies
- Precision Agriculture and Agri-food
- Creative Industries and Design
- Technologies for the conservation and valorization of Cultural Heritage

MONDAY 25 NOVEMBER

BEIJING
SINO-ITALIAN EXCHANGE EVENT
Promoted by the Campania Regional Government and the Beijing Association for Science and Technology-BAST, the Sino-Italian Exchange Event will achieved this year its 13th edition. Thanks to this multiannual program, the initiative succeeded in gathering Italian and Chinese academicians, researchers and entrepreneurs in many areas of cooperation in advanced applications of science and technology.

9.30-10.30 > INSTITUTIONAL SESSION
10.30-12.30 > THEMATIC NETWORKING ROUNDTABLES
– RT1. Research and technologies for Oncological diseases
– RT2. Sustainable transport and automotive
– RT3. Modern Agriculture and Food security
– RT4. Digitalization and valorisation of cultural heritage
– RT5. Education reform and innovative minds (for school teachers)
10.30-12.30 > ITALY-CHINA START-UP ROADSHOW: Live performances by young entrepreneurs of both countries for follow-up investment.
10.30-12.30 > VISIT TO THE EXIBITIONS (for school students)
LUNCH
13.30-15.00 > ONE-TO-ONE MEETINGS
15.00-17.00 > VISITS TO S&T CENTRES
13.30-17.00 > SCHOLAR EXCHANGE PROGRAM. Working session among students at the College of Finance and Commerce (Italian Schools: I.S.Guglielmo Marconi of Giugliano, ITI Leonardo da Vinci of Naples, Scientific and linguistic high school De Carlo of Giugliano, I.S. Caselli de Sanctis of Capodimonte)

Venue
Beijing Science Centre国北京市西城区北辰路9号院

Beijing Science Centre, Beijing City, Xicheng District , No.9 Beichen Road.
北京科学中心,中国北京市,西城区,北辰路9.

TUESDAY 26 NOVEMBER

BEIJING
CHINA-ITALY INNOVATION FORUM
The Italy-China Innovation Forum is the institutional program established by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research and the Ministry of Science and Technology of PRC with the purpose of promoting the internationalization of research and innovation systems between the two countries. Established in 2010, the CIIF will celebrate this year its 10th anniversary, representing today a permanent platform of networking and matchmaking, with significant results to foster bilateral cooperation across different regions and provinces in China.

9.30-11.30 > OPENING CEREMONY
Celebration of the 10th anniversary at the presence of Ministers Signature of agreements

LUNCH

13.00-15.00 > PARALLEL THEMATIC SEMINARS
– S1. Artificial Intelligence in Intelligent Manufacturing
– S2. Smart City &Communities, Smart Transportation
– S3. Biomedicine (personalised medicine and innovative devices)
– S4. Aerospace (coordinated by ASI and CNSA)
– S5. Energy and Clean Technologies – S6. Technologies for cultural Heritage & Creative Industries (1st session)

13.00-17.30 > MID-TERM REVIEW MEETING MAECI-NSFC (to be confirmed)
15.00-17.30 > ONE-TO-ONE MEETINGS
15.00-17.30 > S6. Technologies for cultural Heritage & Creative Industries (2nd session)
9.30-17.30 > EXHIBITION AREA

Venue
China National Convention Centre
China National Convention Centre, Beijing City, Chaoyang District,  No.7 Tianchen East Road.
国家会议中心,北京市, 朝阳区奥运村, 天辰东路7号.

WEDNESDAY 27 NOVEMBER

BEIJING
CHINA-ITALY INNOVATION FORUM
9.00-12.00 > VISITS TO S&T PARKS, LABS AND INCUBATORS
16.00 > TRANSFER TO JINAN (by train)
19.00 > WELCOME DINNER IN JINAN

THURSDAY 28 NOVEMBER

JINAN
SIDE EVENT
Jinan is the provincial capital of Shandong, a province situated in the eastern coastal area of China. Jinan is less than 2 hours far at the South of Beijing by high speed train. Shandong is the 3rd Chinese province in terms of GDP. The Chinese government is investing in that area for promoting a social and economic development based on science, technology and innovation. Shandong was the first stop of the tour of EU scientific councillors in China, and Jinan is the city where the first China’s Supercomputing Centre has just been built. The Municipality of Jinan is promoting the establishment of a new S&T Industrial Park based on the Sino-Italian cooperation.

9.30-11.30 > INSTITUTIONAL SESSION

13.00-15.00 > PARALLEL THEMATIC SEMINARS
– J1. Next Generation of Information Technology
– J2. Green Urban Development
– J3. Health and Life Sciences
– J4. Modern Agriculture & Food Security
– J5. Intelligent Manufacturing

15.00-17.30 > ONE-TO-ONE MEETINGS

18.00 > WAY BACK TO BEIJING

FRIDAY 29 NOVEMBER

JINAN
POST SIDE EVENT

9.00-12.00 > VISITS TO S&T PARKS, INNOVATION CENTRES, LABS
16.00 > CULTURAL VISITS TO WATER SPRING
17.00 > WAY BACK TO BEIJING

Venue
Sheraton Hotel

Sheraton Hotel, Jinan City, Shandong Province, Lixia District, No. 8 Longao Bei Road.
济南喜来登酒店, 济南市,山东省, 历下区, 龙奥北路8号.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE

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The China-Italy Innovation Week is addressed to companies and all public and private entities (research centers, universities, national technology clusters, companies and start-ups, innovative districts, science and technology parks, trade associations, etc.) that:
• have a headquarter in Italy;
• have as core activity scientific and technological research or innovation processes/products ;
• have an interest in searching potential partners in China.
The participation in the event, one-to-one meetings and working sessions is free but the registration is mandatory.

Preliminary list of Chinese organizations/companies

HOW TO PARTECIPATE

The call for participation aims to:

  • promote the involvement of Italian organizations in the foreseen program 2019;
  • collect the requests of Italian participants for partnership  with Chinese companies, research centers and institutions in order to schedule one-to-one meetings;
  • collect proposals for the definition of working sessions.

Organizations and persons interested to participate at the event need to register by filling the online form.; For those interested in scheduling one-to-one meetings the deadline is 21th October 2019.

It is strongly recommended to complete registrations by the end of October in order to initiate the pre-matching actions with Chinese organizations.

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PRACTICAL INFORMATION

 

VISA REQUEST

To access in China it is necessary a valid 6 months passport and an entry visa. We suggest to carry out a Tourist Visa. The request must be made online through the China Visa Application Center, choosing the Rome or Milan Office:

https://www.visaforchina.org/

The online form requires:

  • a identity photo in a digital format
  • the flight reservation data
  • the hotel booking reservation

Once completed, the form must be printed, signed and delivered to the Visa Office with:

  • your Passport
  • Privacy Protection Form, printed and signed
  • Flight reservations or ticket copy
  • Hotel reservations

The basic Visa Fee is € 128.

This cost, as well as the procedure for obtaining the visa, shall be paid by the participants.

 

Further informations

As of November 4, 2019, the Chinese Embassy in Italy and the General Consulates of China in Milan and Florence will begin to collect the fingerprints of the ten fingers of all Chinese visa applicants. Therefore, we advise you to carry out the Chinese visa issuing practices before this date to avoid this further procedure.

TRANSFERS AND HOTELS:

The round-trip flight Italy-China should be organized and paid by participants themselves, as well as all transfers from and to  the airport.

Further information
During the event, interpreting services, logistic assistance and lunches are available to participants.

BEIJING (25-26 November )

RECOMMENDED HOTELS (near the congress center by walk)

HOTEL 1
China National Convention Center Grand Hotel
国家会议中心大酒店
Building No.1, 8 Beichen West Road,Chaoyang District,Beijing, China.
中国北京市朝阳区北辰西路8号院1号楼
www.cnccgrandhotel.com
Reservation contact for preferential prices
David Zhang
Phone: 13911210180
Email: zhangj@cnccchina.com

CHECK THE RATES

HOTEL 2
InterContinental Beijing Beichen
北京北辰洲际酒店
Building No.4, 8 Beichen West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China.
北京市朝阳区北辰西路8号院4号楼
www.cnccgrandhotel.com
Reservation contact for preferential prices
Scott Guo
Phone number: +86 10 8437 1310
Email:  scott.guo@icbjb.com

CHECK THE RATES

JINAN (27-28 November)
The Jinan Municipality will cover the costs for the train ticket from Beijing to Jinan and back, as well as the accommodation of Italian delegates participating to the Jinan side event. Italian participants who have registered for this event through the registration form will be contacted for hotel reservations and information needed for the train ticket, as well as the choice of travel options.

Transfer by train

The train journey from Beijing to jinan is scheduled for the afternoon of November 27th, while the return journey to Beijing is scheduled for November 28th evening or for 29th afternoon.

For further informations please contact Casa Cina Office, mail address:

cina@cittadellascienza.it

Hotel

The hotel booked in Jinan is the Sheraton, which will be also the location of the event.
Sheraton Hotel
Sheraton Hotel, Jinan City, Shandong Province, Lixia District, No. 8 Longao Bei Road.
济南喜来登酒店, 济南市,山东省, 历下区, 龙奥北路8号.
www.sheratonjinanhotel.com

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SERVICES

Participation, One-to-One meetings and working sessions are free. Participants must complete the registration form on our website, they will receive a confirmation by Città della Scienza.

Participants will be entitled to:

  • Attend the One-to-One meetings that will take place in China (based on a preliminary matching activity carried out by Città della Scienza and the Chinese partners);
  • Italian/Chinese interpreting services during One-to-One meetings and thematic seminars;
  • Attend the thematic seminars and roundtables;
  • On-site technical assistance and logistics services.

Travel, accommodation and visa fees are covered by participants. Only the Beijing-Jinan train round-trip and accommodation in Jinan which will be covered by the local organizers.

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BSSEC- BEST STARTUP SHOWCASE FINAL

The finals of the Best Start-up Showcase Entrepreneurship Competition (BSECC) will take place as a pre-event of the Innovation Week. The BSECC is a program dedicated to startups and innovative SMEs aimed to explore the Chinese market and to facilitate their partnership with investors and incubators and their internationalization process. The BSSEC is coordinated in China by the International Technology Transfer Network (ITTN) and in Italy by Città della Scienza in collaboration with the incubator of Campania Newsteel.
The 3rd edition of the BSSEC was launched in Milan during the Innovation Week 2018. 90 startups have been selected among the following priority sectors: Intelligent Equipment & Digital Economy, Sustainability & Green Innovation, Big Data & Comprehensive Health.

Le startup italiane coinvolte nella Best Startup Showcase – Entrepreneurship Competition sono state complessivamente 90 e sono state selezionate in occasione dell’edizione 2018 della Settimana Italia-Cina della Scienza, della Tecnologia e dell’Innovazione. Suddivise per settori strategici di appartenenza, le 90 startup sono state distribuite in tre gruppi rispettivamente centrati su Intelligent Equipment & Digital Economy, Sustainability & Green Innovation e, infine, Big Data & Comprehensive Health.

Infine, in occasione del decimo anniversario del Forum sarà allestita un’area espositiva

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