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Sino-German Youth Innovation Cooperation and Entrepreneurship Week Successfully Held

Release time:2017-06-22

From June 13 to 16, Sino-German Youth Innovation and Entrepreneurship Cooperation Exchange Week with the theme of “Seek Youth Innovation Cooperation for Win-win Outcomes ” was held in Jiangsu. The event was jointly organized by China's Ministry of Science and Technology and Germany's Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Several high-profile officials spoke at the launching ceremony, including Liping, the Party member of Ministry of Science and Technology of P.R.C and President of Science and Technology Daily; Wang Qin, Head of Jiangsu Science and Technology Department; and Volker Rieke, the Director General of the European and International Affairs of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research in Germany.

The event is one of the important activites of Sino-German science and technology innovaiton cooperation of the year. On June 1 of this year, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and German Chancellor Angela Merkel jointly attended the “China-Germany Forum---Co-shape Innovation” and delivered speeches in Berlin, stating the purpose of “ensuring the success of the first youth innovation and entrepreneurship week”. This event aims to upgrade the Sino-German Youth Innovation and Entrepreneurship Partnership Propragm proposed by both Chinese and German gorverments, advance interaction and experience sharing among youth innovators and entrepreneurs of both countries, and facilitate effective matchmaking of innovative and entrepreneurial resources of both sides.

The event serves as the first Sino-German Youth Innovation Cooperation and Entrepreneurship Week held in China organized by Jiangsu Science and Techonolgy Department and implemented by Jiangsu Center of International Technology Transfer in partnership of Taicang Municipal People’s Government as well as science & technology departments in Nanjing, Changzhou and Wuxi.

The opening ceremony of the event, China-Germany Young Entrepreneur Forum, the 2th “Zhenghe Cup” China-Germany Youth Start-up Competition Award Ceremony & Road Performances of Excellent Projects as well as inspection on innovative and entrepreneurial environment were held in Taicang during June 13 and 14. More than 300 delegates from enterprises, higher education intitutions, the industrial parks, entrepreneur service agencies and government departments from both coutries attended the opening ceremony. Delegates form Germany paid visits to Taicang Planning Exhibition Hall, Taicang University Science Park and Sino-German Training Centre.

Delegates from Germany went to Nanjing, Changzhou and Wuxi for exchanges in two groups during June 15 and 16. Sino-German Youth Innovation Cooperation and Entrepreneurship Conferences were held respectively and inspetions on innovative and entrepreneurial environment were organized in these cities.

During the event held in Nanjing, German delegates in field of biomedicine held talks of over two hours with some 150 delegates form industrial parks, incubators, venture capital institutions and enterprises. Delegates from both sides introduced their innovative and entrepreneurial resources to each other. After the meeting, German delegates visited the Nanjing Youthspace, Nanjing Biotech and Pharmaceutical Valley, Nanjing International Health City, Jiangbei New Area Industrial Technology Research and Innovation Park and Jiangning High-tech Park.