ChInValue – Internationalization of leading-edge clusters

BIO Clustermanagement NRW GmbH (BIO CM) in concert with BIO.NRW Cluster Biotechnology NRW has been granted the prestigious BMBF (National Ministry of Education and Research) funded project „Internationalization of leading-edge clusters, future projects, and comparable networks” in 2017 with China as a partner country. Our first Chinese network partner within this project is China Medical City (CMC) in Taizhou, Jiangsu which is part of the Yangtzekiang delta region where a number of large and economically strong cities like Shanghai, Nanjing, Souzhou, Hangzhou, and others are located. The Yangtze delta region with about 150 million inhabitants accounts for roughly 10 % of China’s population but more than 20 % of the nation’s GDP. NRW and the Jiangsu province have been celebrating 30 years of partnership in 2018.

BIO CM together with BIO.NRW has started the ChInValue project by strategically expanding the network contacts between NRW and the Yangtze delta area through several delegation trips into the region. Also, the NRW community of company representatives that are interested in a market entry in China have been prepared in several workshops covering topics like “Intellectual Property”, “Market Entry Strategies” or “Cultural Properties”.