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

Chinese Government Scholarship Programme


Chinese Government Scholarship Programme is established by the Ministry of Education of P.R. China (hereinafter referred to as MOE) in accordance with educational exchange agreements or understandings reached between the Chinese government and the governments of other countries, organizations, education institutions and relevant international organizations to provide both full scholarships and partial scholarships to international students and scholars. MOE entrusts China Scholarship Council (hereinafter referred to as CSC) to manage the recruitment and carry out the routine management of Chinese Government Scholarship Programme. The duration of the scholarship is expected to be 1 - 5 years. Deadline for submitting applications is 30 April, 2013.

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The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) Collaborative Research Programme

This call has been recently published by the Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC) of Hong Kong, aiming to help facilitate textile and clothing industries to pursue high value-added manufacturing and servicing activities. The programme is open during the whole year.

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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.    

Chinese Government Scholarship Programme


Proposals should be submitted to Chinese diplomatic missions or dispatching authorities. The applicants must fill in and provide all documents truly, correctly and completely. The completed documents should be forwarded to CSC, via either the Chinese diplomatic mission in the applicant’s home country or the embassy of the applicant’s home country in China. Individual applications are not accepted by CSC. Application documents will not be returned.

The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) Collaborative Research Programme

To minimise unnecessary work and save time, the following two-step approach should be followed:
(1) Applicants should first brief HKRITA on the proposed application by way of a powerpoint presentation which identifies the key features of the project proposal – this will facilitate an initial assessment as to whether the proposal can be supported; and, if so
(2) A formal application for funding, fine-tuned on the basis of earlier discussions, can then be formally submitted.
Application should be submitted electronically through ITCFAS at the ITF website. All sections of the online application form have to be completed with supporting documents wherever required. Before submission, applicants should read "Guide to R & D Project Applications from The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel", the explanatory notes embedded in the application form and the paper "Creation of a Favourable Ecological Environment to Facilitate the Realisation of Research and Development Results" endorsed by the Commerce and Industry Panel of the Legislative Council in November 2010 (ref. LC paper no. CB(1) 389/10-11(05)) One hard copy of the original of the application stamped by your own research institution should be submitted to HKRITA.

    Forthcoming Events    

The 3rd International Conference on Information Engineering for Mechanics and Materials (ICIMM 2013) & 2nd International Workshop on Frontiers in Future Computer and Communication (FFCC 2013)
February 22~24, 2013, Hangzhou


The ICIMM 2013 conference aims to attract novel and up-to-date research results in this field from different countries. Together with ICIMM 2013, the 2nd International Workshop on Frontiers in Future Computer and Communication (FFCC 2013) will be held at the same time. FFCC 2013 will provide a high-profile, leading-edge forum for researchers, engineers, and practitioners to present state-of-art advances and innovations in theoretical foundations, systems, infrastructure, tools, test beds, and applications for computer and communication, as well as to identify emerging research topics and define the future trends.

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3rd Annual Bio-manufacturing and Single Use Systems Asia
March 4-6, 2013, Shanghai


The 3rd Annual Bio-manufacturing and Single Use Systems Asia will bring together experts, top scientists and manufacturing executives from biopharma, biotech, CMOs, leading technology and equipment providers to discuss operational strategies in bio-manufacturing, updates and developments in single use technologies, regulatory changes and process development. It will be held in conjunction with the high-profile event Cell Line Development and Engineering Asia.

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2013 International Conference on Mechatronics and Industrial Informatics (ICMII 2013)
March 13-14, 2013, Guangzhou


The Conference has a strong mixture of academia and industry stakeholders. This allows for the free exchange of ideas and challenges and encourages future collaboration among stakeholders.

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