The DragonSTAR Plus 2nd Webinar - Participation in Chinese Research and Innovation Programmes was organized by SPI on 9th of December, 2015.
The DragonSTAR Plus is a project financed by the European Commission under the new Horizon 2020 programme, aiming to provide services to both European and Chinese researchers, and on offering a flexible platform to support policy discussions between the European and Chinese stakeholders. DragonSTAR Plus will further support by specifically collecting and disseminating relevant information and opportunities to the European researchers by delivering focused webinars and running a special Help-Desk service of European researchers.
The webinar aimed at facilitating researchers in accessing and approaching the funding programmes in Europe and China. The webinar was well attended with more than 55 participants from China, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and UK.
The webinar agenda included three presentations made by the EU and Chinese researchers, addressing “The Latest Development of Chinese Funding Programmes”, “Navigating the Chinese Funding Web as a European Scientist in China”, and “CHINEKA: The Sino Spanish Bilateral Program for Technology Collaboration”. After the presentations, the webinar ended up with a fruitful open discussion which allowed participants to engage in the webinar actively.