ICT experts welcomed at the Austrian Embassy Beijing

Networking reception given by OSTA

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Photo: Philipp Agathonos is giving the welcome speech at the Embassy

16 March 2017 – Representatives from renowned Austrian and Chinese research institutes as well as Austrian companies active in the field of Information and Communications Technology were cordially welcomed at the Austrian Embassy in Beijing by Philipp Agathonos, Minister Plenipotentiary for Science and Technology and director of OSTA. The Austrian delegation started its tour through China in Shenzhen. After stops in Guangzhou and Shanghai the Austrian experts spend two days in Beijing, where they visited the Institute of Computing Technology (ICT CAS) and the Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IS CAS).


OSTA initiates first Worshop at the Austrian Embassy Beijing

Talking about Internet of Things: chances and challenges

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Photo: Helmut Leopold 

16 March 2017 – On the occasion of the visit of 25 Austrian ICT experts, a workshop on Internet of Things was held at the Austrian Embassy Beijing. Helmut Leopold, director of the digital safety and security department of the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT), Prof. Xiong Gang, deputy director of the Beijing Engineering Research Centre of Intelligent Systems and Technology and Dominic Klein from the EU Delegation to China Held a lively discussions shedding light to various scientific, technical and security aspects of the issue. The event was opened and moderated by Philipp Agathonos, Minister Plenipotentiary for Science and Technology and director of OSTA.

OSTA relocates to the base of the Austrian Embassy

Moving from Sunflower Tower to Jianguomen 


16 January 2017 – The Office of Science and Technology Austria Beijing (OSTA) is moving from Sunflower Tower to the compound of the Austrian Embassy in Jianguomen after five successful years of operations. During the years at Sunflower OSTA received tremendous support from all Chinese, Austrian and EU stakeholders, that enabled as to perform our tasks as smooth as possible. The relocation marks a new beginning and allows OSTA to better use synergies with the core team of the Austrian Embassy, e.g. in hosting its own events such as workshops, seminars and other meetings in the premises of the Embassy.

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