Belgium (24/07/2015)

COLLABORATE WITH BELGIUM!

Presentation given during the 2015 Research and Innovation Tour pdf - 334 KB [334 KB]

EXAMPLES OF SUCCESSFUL COLLABORATION

Prof. Jianxin Shi from Shanghai Jiaotong University

Testimonial of Success: Mycotoxin research activities between China and Belgium pdf - 96 KB [96 KB]

BELGIUM – CHINA RESEARCH & INNOVATION COOPERATION

"Research, Innovation and Science: Cooperation between EU Member States, Associated Countries, the European Union and China: A Testimony of Excellence"  pdf - 2 MB [2 MB]

Priority fields of cooperation

  • Polar research, food safety, climate change and biodiversity (Federal level), biotechnology
  • Microelectronics (Flanders and French-Speaking Community)
  • Eco-innovation (with a strategic focus on sustainable material management, cyclical economy, clean tech) and care innovation (with a strategic focus on ageing, health, emancipation) (Flanders)

Main initiatives and programmes

  • Scientific cooperation with the  National Natural Science Foundation of China
  • Bilateral Scientific Cooperation with the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology
  • Air Quality Modelling Projects
  • Remote sensing projects
  • Land development and management projects
  • Cooperation with the Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC) and higher education institutions

Joint institutes

  • IMEC/Zhangjiang Hi-tech Park/Huali on Nanoelectronics
  • Scientific park level cooperation between Dong Hu Scientific Park (Wuhan) and SPOW

Information on bilateral agreements

  • Belgium has a decentralised scientific cooperation with China. Most projects do not fall under any federal-level framework. Belgium holds three bilateral agreements at Federal and Community level with the Ministry of Science and Technology

BELGIAN FUNDING PROGRAMMES

EURAXESS "Funding Guide for Researchers Mobility and Collaboration between Europe and China" 2015

  • Brief Outgoing Fellowship – short-term stays
  • Mobility for Researchers with FNRS Funding (Outgoing)
  • Scientific Missions (Incoming and Outgoing)
  • Scientific stays grants (Incoming and Outgoing)
  • FWO PhD and Postdoctoral fellowships – basic research in all disciplines
  • FWO – NSFC Scientific Cooperation Projects – basic research
  • Odysseus Programme
  • PEGASUS Programme (Co-funded by the EU) - biological sciences, SSH, medical sciences, exact and applied sciences
  • FWO Outgoing Grants – travel grants
  • Return Grants for Researchers Working Abroad "Back to Belgium" – Co-funded by the EU
  • Postdoc Fellowships for non-EU researchers
  • Gustave Boël – Sofina Fellowships to China and India
  • BEWARE Fellowships – Industry (Co-funded by the EU)
  • BEWARE Fellowships – Academia (Co-funded by the EU)
  • Bilateral research projects with China (FWO-MOST)
  • Scholarships of Academic Excellence
  • CSC – FNRS Scholarships 

MORE INFORMATION AND USEFUL LINKS

Scientific Country Profile Belgium

Belgian Federal Science Policy Office (BELSPO)

Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique (FNRS)

Research Foundation Flanders (FWO)

Wallonie-Bruxelles International

Brussels Invest & Export

Platform for Innovation China Wallonia