Networking reception at the Austrian Embassy
Photo: Former Vice-Director of TIPCCAS Mr Zhao Zhensheng with Ms Ambassador Irene Giner-Reichl
On 18 January 2016, the Austrian Ambassador, Ms Irene Giner-Reichl, cordially welcomed a delegation of representatives from renowned Austrian research institutes and companies in the field of advanced materials as well as representatives from top Chinese research institutes. In the coming days, the Austrian delegation will visit Beijing, Shenyang and Shanghai to find new Chinese partners and reinforce strategic joint research and business relations.
First leg of the visit in Beijing
Photo: Austrian delegation and Chinese researchers at TIPCCAS
On 18 January 2016, 22 Austrian experts on advanced materials visited the renowned Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (TIPCCAS) in Beijing, where they were warmly welcomed by the Deputy Director of TIPCCAS, Prof WANG Pengfei. Dr. ZHANG Yang, Vice Director of the Division of Science and Technology, gave an introduction. After a visit through some of TIPCCAS’ state-of-the labs, the Austrian representatives actively engaged with matching Chinese researchers in Science-2-Science and B2B talks.
TIPCCAS was founded in 1999 and is one of China’s leading institutes for basic research with a strong focus on innovation, technology transfer and international cooperation. The visit of the Austrian delegation led by Mr Alexander Pogany from the Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT) is organized by OSTA in cooperation with Advantage Austria.
Aiming at new Sino-Austrian research and business cooperation
Photo: 22 specialists represent a wide range of Austrian expertise
On 17 January 2016, 22 representatives from renowned Austrian research institutes and companies in the field of advanced materials started their delegation visit to China. During the next week they will visit Tsinghua University and top level research institutes of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, Shenyang and Shanghai. After the visit, a joint call on the topic of advanced materials will be launched by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency and the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
During the welcome session, Acting Director of OSTA, Mr Helmut Spitzl, gave an overview of the research landscape in China. Mr Rafael Jimenez, Business Advisor at the EU SME Centre Beijing, shared his experience in developing business relations with China. The delegation visit led by BMVIT is organized by OSTA in cooperation with Advantage Austria.
Deputy Director Wang looks forward to the visit of an Austrian delegation in January 2016
Photo: Zhang Yang, He Junhui, Wang Pengfei, Helmut Spitzl
On 17 September 2015, OSTA visited the Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry (TIPCCAS) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Acting Director, Mr Helmut Spitzl, gave a presentation about Science and Technology in Austria and introduced the upcoming joint call with CAS on advanced materials. Deputy Director Prof. WANG Pengfei gave an overview about TIPCCAS and three researchers presented their findings in the areas of liquid metal materials, bionic intelligent materials and organic nano-photonics. Prof. WANG as well as the other researchers expressed a strong interest in cooperating with Austria and are looking forward to jointly hosting a roundtable in January 2016.
Preparations for the upcoming joint call with CAS in the area of advanced materials are under way
Photo: Helmut Spitzl visits the Graphene Laboratory
On 9 September 2015, Acting Director of OSTA, Mr Helmut Spitzl, had fruitful discussions with Director Prof. YANG Rui and Deputy Director ZHANG Jian. Both expressed a strong interest in cooperating with Austrian researchers in the area of advanced materials and are looking forward to the visit of an Austrian delegation in January 2016.
Tsinghua University to explore the field of generative production of high-performance ceramics
Photo: Austrian delegation with representatives from Tsinghua University
On 4 September 2015, the Austrian delegation visited the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Tsinghua University. In the presence of Prof. ZHANG Zhengjun, Dean of the School of Materials Science and Engineering, Dr. Johannes Homa, CEO of Lithoz, and Prof. PAN Wei, Director of the State Key Laboratory of New Ceramics and Fine Processing, signed an agreement. Tsinghua University plans to soon put the first “CeraFab” network printer into operation.
Exploration of potential S&T cooperation in the area of advanced materials
Photo: Sophie Wang, Li Yongxiang, Helmut Spitzl, Sun Jing, Ning Congqin
In preparation for the second joint call with Chinese Academy of Sciences, Acting Director of OSTA, Mr Helmut Spitzl, visited the Shanghai Institute of Ceramics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (SICCAS) on 22 May 2015. Director Assistant Prof. Dr. SUN Jing and her colleagues from different departments of SICCAS attended the meeting. Prof. SUN expressed interest in cooperating with Austrian researchers in the area of advanced materials and extended an invitation to host a Chinese-Austrian roundtable on this topic in early 2016.