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 Project Description

Xi'an city & the Brussels Capital Region (BCR) signed an MoU on Multilayered collaboration between the City of Xi'an and the Brussels Capital Region.

The framework is a three layered concept, depicted in the figure below. The synergy between the regional interests and the triple university's mission (education, R&D and value creation) will accelerate and increase the creation of societal, cultural and economic value and intensify the R&D collaboration.


Three layers of innovation partnership.

  • Layer 1: relations between universities- knowledge Generation & Transmission

  • Layer 2: collaboration on knowledge, innovation and technology transfer

  • Layer 3: Policy & Decision making perspective, cultural and economic activities


The interplay between the three layers is partially driven by (1) top down initiatives emanating from economic imperatives and regional policies and priorities, and (2) bottom up actions emanating from the areas of excellence in R&D and creative researchers & innovators. The top down processes typically are demand-driven and initiated by regional government and economic actors. The bottom up processes are offer-driven and initiated by knowledge centers, mainly universities.


The project "Multilayered collaboration between the City of Xi'an and the Brussels Capital Region" has the support of the Brussels capital region and the Xi'an Municipal People's Government to ensure joint implementation of the framework together with Xi'an universities, incubators and the relevant agencies.


Main Partners
Involved Departments

VUB

www.vub.ac.be

VUB-ETRO

www.etro.vub.ac.be

VUB-TTI

vubtechtransfer.be

ICAB NV

www.icabrussel.be

VUB-IRMO

www.vub.ac.be/IRMO

VUB-BICCS

www.vub.ac.be/biccs

VUB-BEDR

www.vub.ac.be/BEDR

VUB-SKAR

www.vub.ac.be/SKAR

NPU

english.nwpu.edu.cn

NPU-SAIIP

www.saiip-vision.org

Collaboration

LIAMA

liama.ia.ac.cn/wiki

CASIA

english.ia.cas.cn

IMEC

www.imec.be

IBBT

www.ibbt.be

QBIC

www.qbic.be

CSC Scholarship

en.csc.edu.cn

Teams

VUB-ETRO Project Team

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