China-U.S. Sustainable Exchange
The China-U.S. Center for Sustainable Development and International Sustainable Ventures are pleased to welcome Vice Minister Wang Weizhong of China’s Ministry of Science & Technology at a breakfast event on November 30, 2012 from 8 – 10 AM at the University of Oregon's White Stag Block in Portland.
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The Vice Minister will be visiting the China-U.S. Center and Oregon while he is in the US to learn what innovative science and technology developments are happening in Oregon. Vice Minister Wang's visit to Oregon provides a unique opportunity for local businesses to highlight their leadership in sustainable technologies and to build relationships with a ministry that could be key for Oregon’s future success in doing business in or with China.
The presentation by Vice Minister Wang will address the importance of sustainable science and technology to the Chinese economy. His remarks will be followed by presentations from selected Oregon sustainability companies.
The Ministry of Science and Technology plays the lead role in developing national science and technology (S&T) policy and in designing and implementing many national funding programs. It formulates guidelines and policies on China’s international cooperation and exchanges in S&T; takes charge of bilateral and multilateral governmental S&T programs; as well as boosting the role played in the marketplace by optimizing distribution of S&T resources. A few areas of involvement include:
· Energy conservation S&T
· Renewable energy S&T including nuclear
· Pollution control S&T
· S&T issues in manufacturing industry and agriculture including food safety
· Development of advanced materials and establishing industry bases
· Create policy for innovation and sharing S&T infrastructure and nurturing business
· Manage China’s side of the US-China Clean Energy Research Center
Thanks to our many partners for making this event possible. Sponsors and partners include Business Oregon, Oregon BEST, Oregon Nanoscience Microtechnologies Institute (ONAMI), Oregon Wave Energy Trust (OWET), Pivotal Investments, the University of Oregon Lundquist College of Business, and Climate Solutions.