KNOWLEDGE FOR DEVELOPMENT AND GROWTH
Central Denmark Region has since 2003 cooperated with Shanghai Province and now allocates further funds for strengthening this cooperation over the next three years. China is on track to become a knowledge society and is in these days investing heavily in research and development. It is natural to carry on the good relationship, which has been developed over the years through the cooperation agreement of Central Denmark Region and thereby gain access to China's enormous growth and knowledge potential.
The aim is increased networking, cross-cultural knowledge exchange and matchmaking through the reunification of a broad range of the region's private and public companies and institutions in individual and joint development work with similar partners in Shanghai.
COLLABORATION AND SPECIFIC PROJECTS
We have established 3 networks in Central Denmark Region and Shanghai within the themes of IT, energy/environment and health/life science.
The cooperation in the networks is expected to lead to a number of specific development projects involving one or more companies and public knowledge institutions from both countries. The result of the efforts for the involved parties are increased innovation and knowledge-level, long-term partnerships and experience in international cooperation. The development projects creates new ideas, patents, products, processes or systems which leads to new business opportunities and increased export potential.
• Identification stage
We establish 3 networks of companies and knowledge institutions within the broad themes of IT, energy/environment and health/life science
• Profile Description stage
All participants in the 3 networks are doing a description of their own knowledge resources, products, development and cooperation needs and wishes
• Dialogue and matchmaking stage
We identify and establish project groups from the profile descriptions and conclude agreements on mutual development issues
• Concept Development stage
We ensure interaction with other regional, national and international initiatives and programs focusing on business and knowledge cooperation
• Workshop and development stage
We organize theme-specific workshops for project groups
• Project maturation and exchange stage
We focus on concrete transnational cooperation and further development of joint Sino-Danish project ideas and cofinancing project maturation.
• Cooperation and implementation stage
We focus on co-financing options, implementation and evaluation of the project maturity approaches.