SPI organized STI China First Stakeholders Workshop in Brussels

18 February 2014

The First Stakeholders Workshop of the project “STI China – Science, Technology and Innovation Performance of China”, coordinated by SPI, took place on the 5th of February 2014, at the European Commission (DG Research and Innovation) in Brussels. 

The project “STI China – Science, Technology and Innovation Performance of China” is financed by the European Commission (DG Research and Innovation), with the overall goal of assessing the evolution of the STI performance of China and analysing its impact on the productivity and competitiveness of China as well as on global and EU markets. The study is carried out by Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação (SPI: www.spieurope.eu/), The United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research and Training Centre on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT: http://www.merit.unu.edu/), and the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT: http://www.ait.ac.at/). The results of the study are expected to help inform and develop EU STI strategies, taking into account the growing role of China as a competitor as well as a partner.

The aim of the First Stakeholders Workshop was to present and validate the initial project findings with relevant stakeholders from a range of research institutes and industries that have an interest in STI research activities in China. More than 30 participants from different countries, different industrial sectors, research institutes, universities, ministries and European Commission representatives attended the workshop.

For more information on the workshop or the project, please contact the project coordinator, Sara Medina, at saramedina@spi.pt