Chinese Life Science Fact Finding Mission to Beijing & Jinan from 27 Oct-04 Nov 2018

September 14, 2018
Business, Technology

Life Science in China is a strongly emerging sector with many opportunities for Dutch companies. Do you have the ambition to enter the Chinese market and do you want to explore the possibilities?


During the Fact Finding Mission, we will explore the life science sector in China, the possibilities for multi-cooperation, as well as the regulatory framework for patents, trials and registrations in China. A part of the mission is participation in the EU-China Conference in Jinan, where specific matches will be made for your company and 1-to-1 meetings can be held according to specific requirements.




China is facing a rapidly increasing population aging and increasing number of illnesses. The Chinese government is aware of this problem and therefore attaches great importance to improving healthcare.

Innovations in Life Science are therefore high on the agenda and are part of the “Made in China 2025 plan”. The government has set up programs for this in recent years and has made large-scale investments in R & D for new medicines. In addition, talent programs and large-scale Life Science parks have been established, including in Beijing (3 parks) and in Jinan, Shandong Province.

At the moment most local Chinese pharma companies only start innovating. They are far behind in innovation capacity and desperately need cooperation with foreign companies to realize the necessary acceleration. There are various business models for cooperation and financing.

The need for Chinese companies is looking for Dutch companies in the life science sector, with which they can work together to further develop the Jinan Innovation Zone. For this, investments and subsidies are available from the local government.


The Life Science Fact Finding Mission is a 7-day trip to Beijing and Jinan. The journey offers the opportunity to explore the Chinese life science sector. We offer a full and interesting program with exclusive visits to Life Science Park in Beijing, Chinese Life Science companies, the Dutch embassy, ​​participation in the conference in Jinan and matchmaking 1-1 meetings. Individual subprograms can be organized in consultation.



Beijing, the capital of China, is a popular location for companies from various sectors. One of these is the rapidly developing life science sector. For example, in Zhongguangcun Life Science Park alone there are 8,000 companies and institutes that focus on innovation.  


Jinan, the capital of Shandong province, is busy building high quality high-tech parks and creative clusters. More than 700 pharmaceutical companies are already established in the Life Science cluster.



Visits to companies and institutes : The agenda for the mission is prepared on the basis of the wishes / backgrounds of the participants. At least on the agenda is the visit to Zhongguancun Life Science Park in Beijing and Jinan Life Science City / Pharma Zone.

During the trip, we will learn about the regulations for trials and registrations, about business opportunities and options for cooperation from China’s State Food and Drug Administration / Center for Drug Evaluation, Venture Capital Funds, but also from Chinese and Western pharma companies that already collaborate in Life Science.



Conference : we will attend to the Sino-European conference in Jinan, where Life Science is one of the components. Prior to the conference, the participants of the mission will be matched with other (international and Chinese) participants as well as companies from Jinan in the conference. There is ample time for matching meetings and for network dinners & lunches during the conference, which you can follow up on the last day if you wish.



Visit to the Dutch embassy and NBSO : We will discover how those Dutch representations can support you in developing your business. They have a large Chinese network and high-level contacts that can bring you a step closer to success in China.



1-on-1 matchmaking : Every Dutch company can be linked to a number of Chinese companies / organizations based on your demand and needs.



27th October Suggestion for flight: KLM 897

Departure from Amsterdam 17:25

1st November ConferenceMatchmaking conversations

Network reception and dinner

28th of October October 28 arrival Beijing 8:55 free afternoon (sightseeing optional)

Welcome dinner

2nd November Jinan Investment Policy and closureSign ceremony and network lunch

Individual appointments or visits

29-30th October Beijing: visits from various institutes, companies and life science parks.Individual meetings possible 3rd November Optional visits / appointmentsTrain to Beijing

Farewell dinner

31st October High speed train to Jinan (1:30 uur)Lunch met Netherlands Business Support Office

Visit Jinan Life Science City

Welcome dinner with Jinan Government

Sightseeing tour in Jinan

4th November Suggestion for flight: KL898 Departure Beijing 11.55 arrival Amsterdam 15.30


Participation in the mission costs € 2495 per person (minimum 10 participants)

Including: program preparation, Chinese and Dutch speaking guidance, welcome and farewell dinner and local transport.

Not including: flight, hotels, single meals and visa.

NOTE: The organization of the Jinan Conference offers on request a reimbursement of your airline ticket, transportation to Jinan, 2 hotel nights in Jinan and meals during the conference.

The RVO offers, under certain conditions, a contribution to the costs of the mission of 50%.



Are you interested? Register by contacting .

Sign up for the entire trip preferably before September 26, but on October 5th, 2018 (in connection with the tailor-made program) or for only the conference until 5 October.  

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