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State Secretary Parízek co-opens the Second Ministerial Conference “China and Central Eastern Europe – Innovation Forum 2017” in Bratislava

State Secretary Parízek co-opens the Second Ministerial Conference “China and Central Eastern Europe – Innovation Forum 2017” in Bratislava

27.11.2017 | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov | Ekonomické správy

Today (27 November 2017) State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Lukáš Parízek, in the presence of Martina Lubyová, the Slovak Minister of Education, Science, Research and Sport, Nenada Popovič, Minister of Innovations and Technological Development of Serbia, and Li Meng, Deputy Minister of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China, opened a three-day second ministerial conference on cooperation in the area of innovations in the format of China + 16 countries of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). The goal of the conference is to successfully share experience and enhance cooperation the area of innovations and technology transfer between China and CEE countries.
 
 
The ministerial conference aims to become a leading platform for establishing cooperation between innovation ecosystems in China and 16 countries of Central and Eastern Europe. The conference supports collaboration and investments into research and innovation projects with the aim to create a successful exchange of talents, know-how and resources among the 16 + 1 countries. It focuses on cooperation in innovation areas such as biotechnology (including HealthTech and AgriFood), green energy and CleanTech, information and communication technologies, and engineering of materials. 
 
 
In his remarks, State Secretary Parizek emphasized the significance of research, innovations and technology transfer within the format China + 16 CEE countries and that of the Centre for Transfer of Technologies which is in Bratislava. He welcomed the excellent opportunity that the conference provides for presenting the most interesting innovation and tech projects.