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

LSCM R&D Centre – Research and Development Programme


The Hong Kong R&D Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management Enabling Technologies (LSCM R&D Centre) is now inviting applications for research and development projects. In the spirit of revitalizing the LSCM R&D Centre and further stimulate the passion and drive for excellence of the logistics and supply chain arena, following fields are preferred, RFID Hardware and Systems, Networking and Infrastructure Technologies, Industrial Segment-Specific Proposal and Internet-of-Things (IoT) Technologies and Applications. The deadline for application is on 19 July 2013, 5:00 pm (Hong Kong Time).

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UK – AgriTT Research Challenge Fund: Working with China to accelerate agricultural technology transfer to low-income countries

AgriTT is a new initiative between the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the Ministry of Agriculture, China, and the Forum on Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) to promote transfer of agricultural technologies, knowledge and management innovations from China to low-income countries in Africa and Southeast Asia. The AgriTT Research Challenge Fund invites teams of researchers to apply for grants to work on one of the following themes: critical agricultural technologies, effective value chain development and innovation in knowledge sharing and communication. Grants will be awarded in October 2013, and will run until October 2015. Grant will range between £150,000 and £300,000, depending on the theme addressed. Concept Notes should be submitted by 28th June 2013, the best of these will be shortlisted and invited to submit full proposals. The deadline for full proposals is 30th August, 2013.

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CSC-Chinese Culture Research Fellowship

This call has been published by China Scholarship Council (CSC), aiming to sponsor overseas scholars and specialists of Chinese culture to conduct short-term research and exchanges in China. The programme is open during the whole year. The application documents should be forwarded to CSC three months prior to the time the applicant plans to come to China.

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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.    
Shanghai 2013 S&T Innovation Action Plan International Cooperation Programme

Applications must be submitted to the Hong Kong R&D Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management Enabling Technologies (LSCM) either:

  • In hard copy in triplicate (one original plus two duplicate copies), in person, or by post. Please also kindly provide a soft copy (preferably in MS Word 2003 or above); or

  • Submit to LSCM through the Innovation and Technology Commission Funding Administrative System (ITCFAS).

Please note that registration is required before using ITCFAS to submit the project application.

UK – AgriTT Research Challenge Fund: Working with China to accelerate agricultural technology transfer to low-income countries

Applications are invited from research teams that include partners from China, the UK and a low-income country in Africa/Southeast Asia. Researchers from other countries or international organisations may also be included. To apply, and for guidance notes on the Research Challenge Fund please visit www.agritt.org/#

CSC-Chinese Culture Research Fellowship

The applicants may directly apply to CSC for the Chinese Culture Research Fellowship or via the Chinese HEIs, organizations or Chinese diplomatic missions in the applicants’ home countries.

    Forthcoming Events    

International Conference on Application of Materials Science and Environmental Materials (AMSEM2013)
5th to 7th July 2013, Zhangjia Jie, China


The forum aims to bring together researchers, developers, and users from around the world in both industry and academia for sharing state-of-art results, for exploring new areas of research and development, and to discuss emerging issues facing materials science and environmental materials.

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2013 4th International Conference on Chemistry and Chemical Engineering (ICCCE 2013)
6th to 7th July 2013, Hong Kong, China


The aim of the ICCCE conference series is to provide a forum for laying the foundations of a new principled approach to Chemistry and Chemical Engineering.

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