OPTITEC, represented by its General Director Katia Mirochnitchenko, participated in the trade mission to China organised by the Regional Council of Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur from 15 – 21 October.
The delegation, headed by the President Christian Estrosi, visited Shanghai, Canton and Shenzhen. It provided participants with an insight in the regional ecosystem as well as numerous B2B meetings with their Chinese peers.
Among others, Ms Mirochnitchenko met with representatives of Shanghai Institute of Laser Technology, InnoSpace incubation platform (Shanghai), Kuang-Chi Science (Shenzen), 3Glasses (Shenzen), Anjubao (Canton) as well as with the academic laboratories of University JIDA and South China Normal University.
Different topics of common interest, notably funding of Franco-Chinese R&D projects and the concept of Open Innovation, were discussed during these meetings. OPTITEC will ensure to follow-up on these discussions as a part of the trade mission of French Photonics clusters to China in the fall of 2017.