IT is chosen as one of the mega topics and priorities for business development in Central Region of Denmark according to the strategy of the region’s Growth Forum. It is also among the strongest development priorities in Shanghai Province and thus well suited for future successful cooperation between businesses and knowledge institutions in both regions.
It is a wide theme including the use of IT in the facilitation-efficiency of workflow-management, etc., e.g.eGovernment, intelligent energy management, e-health, hospital IT to name but a few examples.
The following initiatives have already paved the way for cooperation within the theme between actors in the two regions and could be used as a platform for new development and business cooperation:
In 2008 a working group was set up consisting of both companies, research professional persons, and training providers. The working group gave advice and coaching in relation to the proportion of cooperation related to IT. The working group was also to identify the fundamental introductory themes of cooperation - both business interests and research and educational interests.
The Group considered that there was great potential for cooperation in various fields (including eGovernment, intelligent energy management and e-health). This was further elaborated during a cross national Denmark – China workshop under the themes “Assisted living” and “Urban computing” with concrete results e.g. a cooperation project within Hospital-IT. The result of the working group and the workshop was summarized in the report “Feedback on the IT workshop” which points at activities included in this program as the way forward.
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