The Fourth China-CEEC (17+1) Conference on Innovation Cooperation held in Belgrade, Serbia, 8-9 October 2019, brought together the most relevant representatives of all stakeholder groups in the innovation ecosystem: the ministers for innovation, economy, industry and trade, startup companies, business incubators, industrial and high tech parks, investment funds, universities, institutes and other interested parties from PR China and 17 CEEC countries.

Ministers discussed the ways to improve the business environment for cooperation in the field of innovation, technology and digitization.

The conference was a great opportunity to adopt declarations and agreements, which will serve as a platform for future cooperation and joint projects, such as Belgrade Declaration on Cooperation in the field of Innovation (China-CEEC 17 + 1).