Innovation Norway and China-EU Business Association Investment Promotion Alliance sign Strategic Cooperation Agreement
On Friday 9th of June, Innovation Norway’s China Country Director, Knut R. Sørlie, spoke at the China-Europe International Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition launching Ceremony. Mr. Sørlie also signed a strategic cooperation agreement with the China-EU Business Association Investment Promotion Alliance (EUCIP) to promote the realization of a Sino-Norwegian Science and Technology Innovation Center.
Please find below the EUCIP’s translated press release on the event and newly formed strategic collaboration:
“The CEIBS Investment Promotion Alliance signed with Innovation Norway
June 9, 2017, at the Peking University Global University Students Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center, China Europe (energy saving and environmental protection) International Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition was successfully held. At the launching ceremony, the chairman of the China-Europe Business Association Investment Promotion Alliance Liang Dan and the Norwegian Embassy Commercial Counselor Knut R. Sorlie attended and participated at the signing ceremony of the Sino-Norwegian Science and Technology Innovation Center.
China’s rapid economic development, energy saving and environmental protection, smart city and other market demand continues to rise, while Norway in science and technology innovation, energy and environment has a unique advantage. To promote the sustainable cooperation between China and Norway in the field of technological innovation and industry, Innovation Norway and the China-EU Business Association Investment Promotion Alliance signed a strategic cooperation agreement and jointly promoted the landing and construction of the Sino-Norwegian Science and Technology Innovation Center.
Innovation Norway is the most important sector of the Norwegian government’s promotion of innovation and development of Norwegian enterprises and industries, and aims to promote the development of Norwegian national industry, benefiting both enterprises and national economies and is committed to encouraging and promoting innovation and global development. Innovation Norway has more than 30 representative offices around the world.
CEIBS Investment Promotion Alliance is based on the deep excavation of EU-China Business Association and its member units on the basis of the use of new investment promotion concept, through the “government – business associations – enterprises” model, to give full play to the authority of the government and credibility. With the appeal and cohesion of the business association and the communication platform, it is guided by the needs of the enterprises. It takes the pragmatic and efficient work measures to protect, integrate the resources and complement each other, form a high level, multi-level, wide area, multi-channel of international investment promotion and cooperation platform.
The two sides jointly organized the “China-Europe International Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition” (including energy conservation and environmental protection, intellectual intelligence, health care, culture and education in four major areas, step by step start), joint planning and implementation of Sino-Norwegian industrial projects, technical seminars, and other online and offline activities to promote Sino-Norwegian new energy and environmental protection and other technology industries, technology, projects, personnel, capital exchanges, in-depth mining potential for cooperation. The two sides will use the “Sino-Norwegian Science and Technology Innovation Center” as the starting point.
“Sino-Norwegian Science and Technology Innovation Center” will also become the EU-China Business Association Investment Promotion Alliance in the national focus on the layout of China-EU multi-bilateral cooperative city “China Europe International Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center,” an important part of the project to promote the landing as soon as possible to achieve China and Norway enterprises in energy Environmental technology, intelligent city and other areas of substantive business cooperation for China’s energy and environmental protection, the wisdom of the city and other market demand, to provide international and professional system of integrated solutions”.