The Roadshow for the promotion of the Italy-China Science, Technology & Innovation Week 2016 continues
Chengdu – April 26, 2016
The Roadshow for the promotion of the Italy-China Science, Technology & Innovation Week 2016 taking place in the South-West of China continues and illustrates to the Chinese organizations and institutes the initiatives, the results obtained in the past editions and the upcoming events of the cooperation program of the Week 2016.
On Tuesday, April 26, the CEO of the Città della Scienza, Vincenzo Lipardi, the Italian Consulate General in Chongqing and Chinese partners of ITTN and BMSTC were welcomed by the Commission for Science and Technology of the Municipality of Chengdu for the second day of the Roadshow promoting the Week 2016 to be held in Italy in October from 25 to 27.
The schedule of the visit included the Sichuan University, one of the oldest universities in China and ranked among the top ten most famous Chinese universities. Undertaken a considerable number of projects at national, ministerial and regional levels, the Sichuan University is well known to be active in the scientific research and for the strong interest in the cooperation with Italian universities and research centers in the field of aerospace, chemicals and biomaterials as demonstrated by the numerous collaborations agreed with the Department of Chemical Sciences and Materials Technologies of the Italian National Research Council.
The last promotion day in Chengdu ended with the visit to the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, specialized in IT and where some of the major figures who are now working in the IT industry in China, such as Huawei, studied. During the meeting it was announced the intention to cooperate with Italy in the areas of Health and Smart Cities.
Roadshow for the Promotion of the Italy-China Science Technology & Innovation Week 2016 started in Chengdu Chengdu – April 25, 2016 On Monday, April 25, the Roadshow for the promotion of the Italy-China Science Technology & Innovation Week 2016 (October from 25th to 27th) started in the Province of Sichuan in the South-Western China. The launch conference was held at the Department of Science and Technology of the Sichuan Provincial Government and was attended by the Deputy Director-General, Tian Yunhui, the Consul General of Italy in Chongqing, Sergio Maffettone, the CEO of Città della Scienza, Vincenzo Lipardi, and the representative of BMSTC, Betty Chang, in order to present the Italy-China cooperation program. A large audience of over 60 representatives of research institutes, universities, science and technology departments of the governmental institutions of Sichuan Province attended the presentation. As pointed out by the Consul General, the presentation of the Italy-China Science Technology & Innovation Week 2016 stands as a catalyst for the growth of partnerships in science and technology between the two countries. The event aims at promoting the Chinese participation in the 2016 edition and is the result of the intergovernmental agreement between the Italian Ministry of Research and MOST and was organized by Città della Scienza, International Technology Transfer Network (ITTN), China International Technology Transfer Center (CITTC), Italian Consulate General in Chongqing and with the patronage of the Sichuan Department for Science and Technology. The CEO of Città della Scienza, Vincenzo Lipardi, said: ” Italy-China Science Technology & Innovation Week has become a good practice in the internationalization of innovative research-enterprise systems. In recent years, thanks to the program approved by the Italian Ministry of Research and MOST hundreds of trade agreements and joint research projects have been signed by creating a stable cooperation platform. The presence of Italian and Chinese Prime Ministers, Matteo Renzi and Li Keqiang, at the closure of the fifth edition of the Week in Italy and the great success of sixth edition in China are the basis to build an even bigger event in terms of attendance and cooperation projects. Italy welcomes Chengdu friends with the aim to strengthen scientific and economic cooperation as well as friendship relations “. Afterwards, the CEO together with the Consul General Maffettone met the members of EUPIC-EU Project Innovation Centre in Chengdu and discussed about the launch of an China-Italy Startup Competition, a great innovation of the Week 2016. The Roadshow for the promotion of the Italy-China Science Technology and Innovation Week continued at the Chengdu Planning Exhibition Hall, where videos and models displayed the impressive investment projects for the development of Sichuan Province.