Thijs van der Toom
As founder of InnovativeChina.com Thijs is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the website. In this position he manages IC’s team of editors and safeguards IC’s unique style in facilitating high-quality content concerning Chinese innovation. Besides this task he is responsible for InnovativeChina’s (online) marketing activities as well as strategy development. Thijs is currently based in Amsterdam. Contact him at thijs[at]innovativechina[dot]com.
STORIES BY THIJS VAN DER TOOM
Mobile An Overview of China's Tech & Startup Ecosystem [SLIDESHOW]
An Overview of China’s Tech & Startup Ecosystem [SLIDESHOW]
Last week we came across a very insightful slideshow titled "Technopreneurship and the Early Stage Ecosystem in China". This presentation has been recently created by Chris Evdemon, a partner [...]
Other Sinica Discussion On Innovation in China [PODCAST]
Sinica Discussion On Innovation in China [PODCAST]
The Sinica Podcast, a weekly discussion of current affairs in China hosted by Kaiser Kuo and Jeremy Goldkorn, talked about the topic of Chinese innovation last Friday. Tom Saunders, a researcher and [...]
Other Bayer expands Chinese R&D center for Asia-Pacific market
Bayer expands Chinese R&D center for Asia-Pacific market
Pharmaceutical and chemical giant Bayer has recently expanded its Shanghai-based polymer R&D center. To make this possible the German company made its largest invested outside Germany, totaling 2.1 [...]
Mobile China's Vivo Announces a Quad HD Smartphone With More Pixels Than a Full-Size iPad
China’s Vivo Announces a Quad HD Smartphone With More Pixels Than a Full-Size iPad
Last week the Chinese smartphone manufacturer Vivo announced its new flagship phone: the Vivo Xplay 3S. On the company's Sina Weibo account we can read that this new phone will have an innovative feature: it will [...]
Other China's Absorptive State: Innovation & Research in China
Innovation in China: NESTA Provides a Great Overview
This week the UK-based organization NESTA published its already highly praised report "China's Absorptive State: Innovation & Research in China". The report charts the rise of innovation and research in [...]
Web Chinese scientists discover a new way of getting connected to the Internet- Li-Fi
Chinese scientists discover a new way of getting connected to the Internet: Li-Fi
The Times of India reports that Chinese scientists have succeeded in developing a new and cheaper way of getting connected to the Internet. This new technology, dubbed as 'Li-Fi', uses signals sent through light [...]
Other Meet Zhongguancun, Beijing's Innovative High-Tech Hub
Meet Zhongguancun, Beijing’s Innovative High-Tech Hub
Zhongguancun, sometimes referred to as China's Silicon Valley, has grown into a one of the world's most interesting technology hot beds over the last few years. Looking back at Zhongguancun's history we [...]
Manufacturing KPMG On Innovative Local Champions in China's Chemical Industry [WHITE PAPER]
KPMG On Innovative Local Champions in China’s Chemical Industry [WHITE PAPER]
In this report KMPG attempts to examine the nature and unique character of innovative Chinese chemical companies. The consulting firm does this not by looking at the powerful state-owned enterprises (SOEs) that [...]
Other NESTA's Report On Innovation & Research in China [WHITE PAPER]
NESTA’s Report On Innovation & Research in China [WHITE PAPER]
A new report by UK's NESTA charts the rise of innovation and research in China and sets out a roadmap for more strategic UK-China collaboration. NESTA states that China's innovation system is [...]
Manufacturing Chinese Scientists Now Able to Build An Invisibility Cloak In 15 Minutes
Chinese Scientists Now Able to Build An Invisibility Cloak In 15 Minutes
Chinese physicists have come up with a complete new way to produce invisibility cloaks. Produce what? Yes, produce invisibility cloaks. The scientists use an approach that is entirely different to the theoretical [...]
Biotech Shenzhen Proposes Creation of New Biotech Park
Shenzhen Proposes Creation of New Biotech Park
reports that The Development and Reform Commission of Shenzhen has completed the first draft of a plan to develop Shenzhen International Bio-Valley, a new biotech park. The goal is to attract world-class [...]
Other Top leaders study innovative development at China's Silicon Valley
Top leaders study innovative development at China’s Silicon Valley
China's top leadership held a group study last week in Zhongguancun, better known in the west as China's Silicon Valley. It was for the first time that such a study was held outside the central authority's seat at [...]
Other Chinese Tech Company ZTE #1 in PCT Patent Filings
Chinese Tech Company ZTE #1 in PCT Patent Filings
According to a recently published report by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) China holds a very strong position in the field of patent filings. Two Chinese companies hold a strong position in the [...]
Other Booz & Co's 2013 China Innovation Survey [WHITE PAPER]
Booz & Co’s 2013 China Innovation Survey [WHITE PAPER]
At the end of last month Booz & Company presented their 2013 China Innovation Survey. According to Booz & Co China is slowly but surely "regaining its historical position as a global innovation power". The [...]
Biotech Boston Scientific Opens Institute For Advancing Science & Innovation Center In Shanghai
Boston Scientific Opens Institute For Advancing Science & Innovation Center In Shanghai
Boston Scientific, the US medical device maker, has opened a China branch of its Institute for Advancing Science (IAS) and a new Innovation Center in Shanghai. The IAS expects to train 700 medical [...]
Biotech Hangzhou Dianzi University Presents 3D Bio Printer That Prints Human Body Parts [VIDEO]
Hangzhou Dianzi University Presents 3D Bio Printer That Prints Human Body Parts [VIDEO]
In the beginning of August we reported that researchers of Hangzhou-based Dianzi University successfully printed out small scaled human body parts using bio materials like cells that are placed inside the [...]