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IUC Open House on EU-China C2C Cooperation

IUC Open House on EU-China C2C Cooperation

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EU-Asia/China “Thematic Cluster Virtual Open House 2020”

The IUC Asia project will stage an Open House event to showcase activities implemented within the thematic clusters. The target audience consists of stakeholders interested in the city-to-city cooperation between European and Chinese counterparts.

When? Wednesday, 18th of November, 8:30-12:00 (CET)

Where? Zoom

The project team and involved partners will showcase selected pilot projects between Chinese, and European cities within the thematic clusters of “Smart Cities & Digital Transition” and “Education, Culture & Tourism”, including the topics of “Circular Economy” and “Energy Transition”.

IUC cluster managers will co-host the thematic sessions with the IUC experts in China. Each session will consist of a five-minute thematic cluster introduction, followed by a 10-minute presentation of each selected pilot project activity. The pilot project presentations are foreseen as a joint presentation of one representative each from Europe and China, followed by five minutes for questions and answers.

The project team will also introduce the digital cooperation platform. Simultaneous interpretation EN/CN will be provided.

The event will also present the results of the EU-China Regional Innovation Study 2020.



08:30 – 09:00  Welcome/Opening (DG Regio, NDRC, EU Delegation, IUC China)

Welcome notes: DG Regio, NDRC, EU Delegation to China

  • EU Delegation to China, head of Delegation Ambassador Nicolas Chapuis (TBC)
  • NDRC, NN
  • DG REGIO, Principal Advisor, Rudolf Niessler

Introduction Thematic Clusters & Multiple Cities Clusters (Gándara)



09:00 – 09:45  Theme 1:        Smart Cities & Digital Transition including Energy Transition

            (hosted by Bley with Wang / Prat van Thiel)


Smart City Planning – Liudong New District (Liuzhou / Barcelona)

Liudong New District: smart city urban planning and learnings from Barcelona 22@


                                New Energy Research (Chengdu / Greater Manchester / Rome)

            Joint research of integrated smart energy lab – EIRI and Manchester Metropolitan University

                Cooperation on exchange of startups, technology solutions – EIRI and MMU


Digital Twin (Rome / Yantai)

Application of GIS/BIM planning for historical buildings




09:45 – 10:30  Theme 2:        Education, Culture & Tourism including Circular Economy

(hosted by Fabbri with Wang / Prat van Thiel)


Summer School on Urban Planning Tools (Rome / multiple Chinese partners)

GIS/BIM applications supported by the competitive fund


Blockchain Lab for Circular Economy (Granada / multiple Chinese cities)

Virtual exchange platform supported by the competitive fund



10:30 – 10:45  Break


10:45 – 11:30  Theme 3:        Multi Cities projects and Transfers (Gándara et al)


Horticulture Expo 2021 (Yangzhou / Bologna & Rome, Barcelona)

Collaborative exhibition planning


Mobility (Stuttgart / Guangzhou / Liuzhou)

Possible research & start-up cooperation on fuel-cell / hydrogen technology


Sino-Italian Faculty Institute of Vine and Wine Science (Rome and Yantai)

Establishing a joint Institute involving universities and private companies


Introduction of IUC Asia joint digital platform for exchange



11:30-12:00    Theme 4:        Regional Innovation and Closing (Gándara)


EU China Regional Innovation Study (Casa Asia / Liu)

Presentation of the study and policy recommendations



12:00– 12:30  Discussion and Closing Session


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