Workshop for European tech SMEs on R&D and innovation funding in Shanghai

  • Date
    20 March 2019 - 20 March 2019
  • Beijing Time
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Venue
    Grand Kempinski Shanghai (Lujiazui)
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“Improving EU Access to national and Regional Financial Incentives for Innovation in China” is a project funded by the European Union and it has the objective of identifying challenges and opportunities for EU enterprises (including SMEs) to obtain public funding for research and innovation in China, both at the national level and in selected key localities.

As part of the project, China Innovation Funding is organising a 2-hours workshop for European tech SMEs on R&D and Innovation Funding in Shanghai on March 20th.

The purpose of the workshop is to increase the awareness of European tech SMEs about funding opportunities and challenges in China and in particular in Shanghai, to inform about the project and to discuss a series of successful case studies of funding.


09:40 – 10:00: Registration and welcoming coffee 10:00 – 10:10: Opening remarks from EU Delegation to China 10:10 – 10:30: Presentation from Shanghai Municipal S&T Commission [TBC] 10:30 – 10:45: Presentation on the project “Improving EU Access to National and Regional Financial Incentives for Innovation in China” 10:45 – 11:10: Presentation from project expert: Challenges and recommendations for European tech SMEs for obtaining funding in Shanghai 11:10 – 11:35: Presentation of case studies of European SMEs that received funding in Shanghai 11:35 – 11:45: Presentation of ENRICH – European Network of Research and Innovation Centres and Hubs, China [TBC] 11:45 – 12:00: Q&A + closing remarks

To register, please contact Alessio Petino, Project Expert:

To learn more on the project, download the attachment here.

For details or enquiries, please visit the project’s website:, or contact:

Dr Florian Kessler, Team Leader:

Alessio Petino, Project Expert:

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