European project Dragon-STAR
Supporting Research and Technology in European-Chinese Collaboration
Dragon-STAR is funded by FP7, aiming to support the Chinese participation in Horizon 2020, the reciprocity originating from the signed EU-China Scientific Cooperation Agreement, the bilateral cooperation in scientific, technological and industrial research and innovation fields, and the ongoing EU - China Innovation Cooperation Dialogue.
Today, China is becoming a world-leading high-tech country and a rising Research and Development (R&D) power. The Chinese government has attached great importance to Science and Technology (S&T) development for national economy growth.
The EC-China S&T Cooperation Agreement was first signed in 1998 and has achieved significant progresses since then, while most European countries are also operating their own cooperation schemes.
Taking into account the global significance of China in the financial world and its rapidly increasing role in the global research environment, Dragon-STAR supports the Sino-European collaboration in 4 levels:
- Enhancing the quality of the Chinese participation in the Framework Programmes and especially reinforcing the participation from less economically developed areas.
- Supporting the reciprocity originating from the signed EU-China Scientific Cooperation Agreement and the other bilateral initiatives.
- Supporting the bilateral cooperation in the broader field of innovation and especially technological cooperation between industrial players.
- Supporting the ongoing bilateral Scientific Cooperation dialogue and the other related initiatives.
Dragon-STAR builds upon the previous experience gained from e.g. work done in the ACCESSChina4EU and BILAT-SILK projects, ensuring thus the continuity of the two successful projects, and the further usage of the previous work already undertaken.
Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum is project partner in Dragon-STAR and actively supported the coordinator during the proposal writing period and the contract negotiations. Amongst others, SEZ will be responsible for carrying out an Innovation Award aiming at delivering visibility to shining examples of Chinese-European successful collaboration cases.
Project Duration: 10/2012 - 09/2015
Countries: China, Germany, Greece, Italy, Macau, Portugal, Switzerland