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Workshop: Innovative Systems in Germany and China: Comparison and Collaboration

Nov 17, 2017 - Nov 18, 2017

Day 1, Friday, November 17, 2017

10:45-11:00 Registration
11:00 -11:15 Welcome Address

Klaus Mühlhahn, Vice-president of FU Berlin

Shiwei Shi, UIBE

Benjamin Langer, ZDS coordinator

Panel 1: Innovation Capacities and Systems of China

Chair: Margot Schüller, GIGA, Hamburg

11:15 -11:40 Klaus Mühlhahn (GEAS) Innovation Capacities and Education in China from the View of History
11:40 -12:05 Shiwei Shi (UIBE) Innovation System: Origin, Conceptual Evolution and Application to Developing and Transitional Countries Using the Example of China
11:05 -12:30 Xielin Liu (University of Chinese Academy of Sciences) Development of National and Regional Innovation System in China in Consideration of Indigenous Innovation
12:30 -13:00 Discussion
13:00 -14:30 Lunch break

Panel 2: Innovation in Germany and China: Comparison and Cooperation

Chair: Rongping Mu, CAS, Beijing

14:30 -14:55 Rainer Frietsch (Fraunhofer ISI Karlsruhe) Innovation System of Germany and China: Collaboration for Mutual Benefits
14:55 -15:20 Ulrike Reisach (HAW Neu-Ulm) Innovation in China and Germany - A
Cross-Cultural Comparison
15:20-16:00 Discussion
16:00-16:30 Coffee break
16:30-16:55 Carsten Dreher (Freie Universität Berlin) Innovation Policies toward SME and Innovative Setups of the Federal Government of Germany and their Inspiration for China
16:55-17:20 Gerhard Braun (Freie Universität Berlin) Eco-Industrial Parks and the Role of Incubators in Perspective of Urban-Economic Restructuring
17:20-18:00 Discussion
18:30-21:00 Dinner

Day 2, Saturday, November 18, 2017

Panel 3: Different Aspects of China’s Innovation Systems
Chair: Shiwei Shi, UIBE, Beijing
9:30 - 9:55 Rongping Mu (CAS Beijing) New Concepts and Value Change to an Innovation Oriented Development
9:55 - 10:20 Margot Schüller (GIGA Hamburg) China's Innovation System in Regional Perspective - Commonalities and Differences
10:20-10:50 Coffee break
10:50-11:40 Discussion
11:40-13:00 Lunch break
13:00-13:25 Elisabeth Müller (GGS Heilbronn) The Performance of the Chinese Innovation System - An International Comparison Based on Patent Quality
13:25-13:50 Kou Kou (Universität Halle-Wittenberg) Innovation Performance in China – an Empirical Study
13:50-14:30 Discussion
14:30 End of the Workshop


  • German Studies Center at Peking University (ZDS)
  • Graduate School for East Asian Studies at Free University Berlin (GEAS)
  • Institute for Chinese Studies at Free University Berlin (OAS)

Coordinator of the Workshop: Shiwei Shi
Working Language: English
Contact persons:

  • Shiwei Shi, shiwei.shi@fu-berlin.de
  • Benjamin Langer, zdspeking-berlin@fu-berlin.de

Time & Location

Nov 17, 2017 - Nov 18, 2017

Ehrenbergstr. 26-28, 14195 Berlin, Room 9