OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF ENRICH in China
ENRICH – European Network of Research and Innovation of Centres and Hubs, China has been officially launched on October 25th and 27th in Chengdu and Beijing, respectively.
Promoted by the European Commission through Horizon 2020, ENRICH is a global network of centres and hubs that promotes the internationalisation of European science, technology and innovation (STI). The ENRICH service portfolio covers the needs of European STI organisations for the Chinese market such as RDI Consultancy and Coaching, STI RDI Intelligence, Soft Landing and Co-working, Fostering Open Innovation through Training, Cooperation Enabling Events, RDI Briefings and Innovation Support Certification.
The ENRICH Centre has its headquarters in the economically vibrant city Beijing, hosted by the EU SME Centre and a regional hub, located in Chengdu, in the brand new building CCEC (Center for China-Europe Cooperation).
More than 50 European organisations from over 20 Member States have participated in the Matchmaking Tour organised by ENRICH. The participants had the chance to attend the launch ceremonies, as well as B2B matchmaking meetings and business visits in Chengdu, Beijing and Qingdao.
The launch ceremonies counted with the participation of representatives from the European Commission, the Chinese government, EU Member States, universities, science parks, private companies, research and innovation agencies, SMEs, start-ups, among others.