The Fourth Sino-Finnish Innovativeness Forum was held in Shenzhen, China from May 12th to May 13th, 2011. The Forum was organized by the Guangdong Provincial Science and Technology Department, the Shenzhen City Science, Technology, Industry, Information & Trade Committee, the Shenzhen City Science and Technology Association and Tekes – the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation.

The Forum featured addresses from a variety of speakers ranging from Chinese ministry officials to leading researchers from a number of universities.  Speakers included: Mr. Wang Lei(Director of Resource & Environment, the Administrative Center for China’s Agenda 21, The Ministry of Science and Technology), Mr. Gong Guoping(Deputy Director, Guangdong Provincial Science and Technology Department), Mr. Zhou Luming (Chairman of Shenzhen Science and Technology Association), Mr. Eero Suominen (Finnish Consul General in Guangzhou), Mr. Raimo Karhu (Federation of Finnish Technology Industries).

The Forum's program addressed a number of issues and themes related to low-carbon development and sustainability.  These topics included: the integration of sustainable practices into municipal and governmental planning, electric vehicle demonstration projects, development of low-carbon technologies as well as discussion of the World Alliance for Low Carbon Cities.

The full program for the Fourth Sino-Finnish Innovativeness Forum is available below in pdf form.

Program for the Fourth Sino-Finnish Innovativeness Forum (pdf)

Information on the Fourth Sino-Finnish Innovativeness Forum (in Chinese)