The bilateral innovation cooperation between China and Russia has developed rapidly in recent years. In June 2019, President Xi paid a state visit to Russia. The two heads of state signed a joint statement announcing that the bilateral relationship between China and Russia will be upgraded to “New Era Comprehensive Strategic Collaboration Partnership”, China and Russia also decided that 2020 and 2021 will be held as “Russia-China Innovation Year”. This is the first time that the two countries have organized a national year event with the theme of "technological innovation".
As an important activity of “Russia-China Innovation Year”, the “2020 China-Russia Innovation Cooperation Week” and the 2nd “China-Russia Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition” were co-sponsored by the Beijing International Exchange Association and the Lomonosov Moscow State University Science Park. The competition will be facing the field of artificial intelligence, robot technology, and biological (food) technology, it plans to recruit 120 projects. After the preliminary selection, 18 items will be selected for the final (a single field is controlled within 6 projects). Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the competition will be held online, we hope this competition will help technological innovation cooperation become the main line in China-Russia relations.
Provide international demonstration opportunities for Russian start-up projects, who are seeking for investments, joint research partners and potential customers in China
Select high-quality overseas projects for venture capitals
Provide landing projects for the science parks in China
Promote the exchanges of high-level scientific and technological personnel and start-up youngsters between China and Russia