Innovation and cooperation at the CSITF

Martijn van Dam, Dutch Minister for Agriculture leads an innovation mission for the special occasion of the Shanghai International Technology Fair (CSITF) which takes place later this week. Minister Van Dam emphasizes the possibilities of cooperation for the Netherlands and China. “China is developing very quickly, but also encountering many challenges. Dutch companies have innovative solutions which can help face these challenges.”

By participating in CSITF, Dutch companies, universities and institutes distinguish themselves as innovative collaboration partners and knowledge providers in the Chinese market. They thereby position the Netherlands as a high tech, innovative and cooperation-driven country. The credo of CSITF is “Innovation-driven development, intellectual property protection, and technology trade promotion.” This is in line with the national strategy of China, in which innovative technologies lead the way towards a competitive and sustainable economy. CSITF attracts organizations that underscore this direction.

Economic cooperation between China and the Netherlands

The Netherlands and China have extensive and diverse economic relations. The countries’ economies are largely complementary and there is considerable scope for further growth. The Netherlands and China face similar challenges in areas such as food security, urbanisation and soil, water and air quality. Both countries are committed to sustainable energy and the preservation of biodiversity. This includes a common interest in the sustainable use of raw materials.

Dutch expertise and knowledge will be showcased at the CSITF during several seminars, symposia and forums from 20 to 22 April. Follow the Holland Innovation Network website, LinkedIn or Twitter account for more information!