The Embassy of Italy in the People’s Republic of China was the setting for the signing of a memorandum of understanding today between the Italian firm Kayser Italia and the School of Life Science of the Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT). Those present included Executive Director of Kayser Italia David Zolesi and Vice President of BIT Zhao Changlu, Deputy Director of the Department of International Relations of the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology Chen Linhao and Ambassador of Italy to the PRC Attilio Massimo Iannucci, along with representatives of the principal Chinese biomedical, aeronautic, and astronautic institutes, the China Academy of Space Technology and the National Space Science Center of the Chinese Academy of Science.
“Life sciences” collaboration
Today’s framework agreement is fruit of the efforts of the Embassy’s office for industrial innovation and technology to bring Italian and Chinese counterparts together, and underscores the desire to engage in reciprocal cooperation in the life sciences research, especially biology and physiology, which should find application in the upcoming Shenzhou and Tiangong space missions. Read more, in Italian.