15 agreements between universities and research centers signed
The first Sino-Italian Technology Park was inaugurated in Jinan
Over two thousand delegates and 300 Italian institutions present in Beijing and Jinan for the bilateral event of the two countries’ innovative ecosystems

Two thousand Italian and Chinese delegates and about three hundred organizations including universities, research centers and entrepreneurial realities, 15 bilateral agreements signed and the ribbon cutting of the first Sino Italiano Technology Park are some of the results of China Italia Science, Technology and Innovation Week, held in the cities of Beijing and Jinan from 25 to 29 November.


Promoted by the respective Governments, China Italy Week is coordinated by Città della Scienza of Naples and has so far involved more than 10.000 experts in cooperation projects and 5.500 entrepreneurial realities, favoring about 5.200 technology transfer actions and 620 scientific cooperation agreements.

Numbers in addition to those of the 2019 edition with 140 BtoB meetings, over 90 institutions, research centers and representatives of the business world and 100 innovative startups selected for the Best Startup Showcase Competition, which decreed the three most promising for the Chinese market.

Among the meetings in Beijing and those in Jinan, there were 15 bilateral agreements signed between the two ecosystems of research and innovation. The first Sino Italian Technology Park was inaugurated in Jinan for an investment of 1.6 billion euros. The first pavilion consists of 24 buildings spread over an area of ​​13 hectares. The Sino Italiano Technology Park will be completed in April 2020.

“There are 872 agreements already in place between our universities and Chinese universities – said the Minister of Research and Education of the University Lorenzo Fioramonti – and 120 Italian teachers are working in Chinese universities. This tenth edition of the Week attests to a crescendo of results achieved by two systems that work very well together and we are already working on the themes of the Italy-China Week edition that we will host next year in Italy. Today technological transformations requires us to rethink a new humanism that allows us to respond to the increasingly widespread demand for well-being and sustainability in the world. Today, more than ever, scientific and humanistic culture need to gather in a fertile embrace, Italy and China can also provide important answers to this need ”.

“It was an honor for us to coordinate – said Riccardo Villari, president of Città della Scienza in Naples – the organization of such an important event, with 2,000 Italian and Chinese delegates here to witness the promising path of cooperation started in 2010 , a path studded with internationally relevant programs, memorandum of scientific collaboration, joint research projects, industrial agreements in the most important sectors for the scientific diplomacy of both countries “.

Inaugurated in Jinan on November 28 by Italian Minister of Research Lorenzo Fioramonti and Chinese Minister of Science and Technology Wang Zhigang, the “Sino-Italian High-Tech Industrial Park”, a center destined to host Italian companies, startups, spin-offs and companies involved in partnerships with Chinese companies and to foster the emergence of new relationships in innovative sectors. Quantum technology, life sciences, the pharmaceutical industry and artificial intelligence are the priority sectors, as indicated by the two ministers on the occasion of the ribbon cutting that took place in the framework of the China Italy Week of Science, Technology and Innovation.
Launched last May, the Sino Italiano Technology Park has already seen the realization of a first pavilion. The park’s total planning covers an area of ​​130 hectares for an investment of 1.6 billion euros. The first pavilion consists of 24 buildings spread over an area of ​​13 hectares. The Sino Italiano Technology Park will be completed in April 2020.
The Zhangqiu district covers an area of ​​1719 square kilometers for a population of 1.5 million inhabitants. And it is part of the Municipality of Jinan, the capital of Shandong, the third Chinese province. With an annual GDP of 1/10 of the entire amount of Shandong, Jinan is one of nine financial centers in China and one of the top 50 economies of the Dragon. It has a population of 7 million people and records high growth rates also thanks to policies focused on business support related to the S&T and Artificial Intelligence sectors, so much so that it favors the reputation of “software city”. Along with Nanjing and Chengdu, Jinan is the third technology hub in China.
“There are already many Italian companies interested in incubating in the Sino Italiano Park in Jinan – stated the Minister of Research and Innovation Lorenzo Fioramonti – and I am sure that the potential of this structure will soon give us satisfaction. Important collaborations are already underway and the new executive protocols offer important opportunities for the creation of projects that are very driven even in the sign of environmental sustainability, a subject that has become central to the Chinese agenda and has always been dear to our Government. In this sense we will be able to give our important contribution to the creation of the science and marine protection area in this area. The China Italy Week confirms its strategic scope and perspective in the relationship of our two countries, the birth of the Sino-Italian Park of Jinan in this frame is a testimony of it “.


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