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Dragon-Star project 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.


Newly Published Calls

Dragon-STAR Innovation Award - extended Call for Applications


The Dragon-STAR Innovation Award aims at delivering visibility to shining examples of Chinese-European successful collaboration cases in order to motivate and stimulate future Chinese-European cooperation. The winner will be awarded with the Dragon-STAR Innovation Award during the China-EU S&T Cooperation Forum in Brussels in 2015.

The deadline for application is May 31st, 2014

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Dragon-STAR The Second Travel Grant Scheme

The aim of the Travel Grant Scheme is to support technological and research collaboration between Chinese and European organizations in order to explore the opportunities, not only for joint participation in the European Commission’s HORIZON 2020 programme, but also the possibilities of concluding technological agreements. The Travel Grant Scheme is designed to cover the traveling expenses of European organizations to participate in the Brokerage Event organized in parallel to the EU-China Business & Technology Co-operation Fair, which will be held in Chengdu, China on 21-23 October 2014, and to discuss the possibility of concluding technological and/or research collaboration and agreements.


The deadline for application is September 19th, 2014
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Germany / Hong Kong Joint Research Scheme

The Research Grants Council (RGC) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) invite applications for the Germany / Hong Kong Joint Research Scheme 2014/15 exercise. Launched in 1996, the Scheme aims to promote research collaboration between Hong Kong and Germany by providing researchers in the two places with one-year or two-year travel grants. The Hong Kong Principal Investigators could use the RGC grants to support justified research visits of research postgraduate students to partner institutions, in order to enhance the students' training and opportunities for overseas experience. The budget for the 2014/15 exercise is HK$1.2 million.

The grant size for the travel grants is HK$45,000 per year for projects involving travel of research postgraduate student(s) and HK$30,000 per year for projects not involving students' travel.

Additional funding support from Hong Kong and German institutions / companies to individual grant recipient is most welcome.

The deadline for application is June 16th, 2014

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Getting Involved
    Generally speaking, the applicant will be required to fill in a standard application form designated by the national agency managing the programme, and submit it with the required documents to the secretariat of the national agency or a host organization of the funding programme.    
Dragon-STAR Innovation Award - extended Call for Applications

Regarding the eligibility of the call, team of innovators must consist of at least one European (member of the EU or associated country) partner and one Chinese partner. Eligible partners include research technology development (RTD) organisations, companies (in particular SMEs are encouraged to participate) or public organisations.

1. Please send the filled in application form to Mr. Eduardo Herrmann (herrmann@steinbeis-europa.de) and Mrs Franziska Bergmann (bergmann@steinbeis-europa.de)
2. The application package can be downloaded here.

Mrs. Franziska Bergmann: bergmann@steinbeis-europa.de
Mr. Eduardo Herrmann: herrmann@steinbeis-europa.de

Dragon-STAR The Second Travel Grant Scheme

The deadline of the 2nd call for applicants is extended until 19th September 2014. The applications will be evaluated on a first come first served basis and until the entire budget has been allocated. For research collaborations, along with the application, it is also necessary to submit a Confirmation of Pre-check regarding the topic / field of research of the planned project proposal.

All enquiries may be addressed to Ms. Monika Nagy (tel.: 0030 2310 539 817, ext.:207, e-mail: m.nagy@sbbe.gr).

Ms. Monika Nagy (tel.: 0030 2310 539 817, ext.:207, e-mail: m.nagy@sbbe.gr).

Germany / Hong Kong Joint Research Scheme

Parallel submissions of applications by the Hong Kong and the German applicants are required: Hong Kong applicants should submit their applications to the RGC through the Research Offices of respective institutions. Direct submission of applications to the RGC will not be accepted; and German applicants should submit their applications directly to the DAAD. Further details are available on the DAAD homepage.

It is the obligation of both the Hong Kong and German applicants to ensure that their respective applications contain sufficient and consistent information for evaluation. The RGC will not seek or accept supplementary information / revision after the application deadline. The DAAD would verify the applications upon receipt of the Hong Kong applications from the RGC. Applications containing inconsistent information may lead to disqualification. Applications will be disqualified if the proposals are found to have exceeded the allowable page limits or excessive attachments.

Ms Cecilia S L Sun Email: rocsun@cityu.edu.hk
Ms Jade Fong Email: jfong@hkbu.edu.hk

    Forthcoming Events    

China Aerospace Propulsion Technology Summit 2014
28th to 29th May 2014 in Chengdu, China


CAPTS 2014 will gather the global aviation experts from aero engine companies and research institutes to jointly discuss the design, manufacturing and testing of aero engine, among other topics. Participants will probe into the latest industry dynamics and development trend of global aero engine industry through keynote speeches, panel discussions, exhibition and showcases, one-to-one business meetings and site visit, among others.

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2014 International Conference on Engineering Mathematics and Physics (ICEMP 2014)
14th to 15th June 2014 in Hong Kong, China


ICEMP-International Conference on Engineering Mathematics and Physics is the main annual research conference in the field. The aim of the conference is to gather scientists, scholars, engineers and students from universities and industrial areas all over the world to present ongoing research activities, in order to foster research relations between universities and the market.

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2014 International Conference on Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Manufacturing (CMEIM 2014)
27th to 29th June 2014 in Nanjing, China


The aim of CMEIM 2014 is to present the latest research and results of scientists related to Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Manufacturing topics. This conference provides opportunities for delegates from different areas to exchange face-to-face new ideas and application experiences, to establish business or research relations and to find global partners for future collaboration.

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