Inspiration tour of VARIO along Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen

Inspiratietour VARIO langs Beijing, Shanghai en Shenzhen

In the wake of Belgium's largest ever economic mission to China, a VARIO delegation made an inspirational tour to Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen in November 2019 this to get to know the rapid developments. China was a real eye-opener for the VARIO delegation. With its Made in China 2025 strategic plan, the Chinese government has committed to invest no less than $300 billion to transform its economy from a 'factory of the world' to a true 'Innovation Powerhouse'. The plan focuses on high-tech areas such as pharmaceuticals, automotive, aerospace, semiconductors, IT, robotics...

Read more about it in our report with capita selecta of the Chinese research and innovation system (only available in Dutch).