Lecture by the Chinnotopia Team

On 12.06.23, the Cinnotopia team gave a lecture on "Climate Change as an Opportunity: Innovative Approaches to Energy Supply in China and Taiwan". This is part of the lecture series "Climate China Lunch" of the project URBANI[XX].


Since 1 February 2022, the innovative online format for the exchange of information on technological developments in China and their influence on society(ies), Chinnotopia, has found a new home at CIUT.

Dr Josie-Marie Perkuhn, who heads the BMBF-funded research project "Taiwan as a Pioneer" (TAP) at the Sinology Department of the University of Trier, brought it with her.

The Team

[Translate to Englisch:] Teamfoto

The project

[Translate to Englisch:] Chinnotopia Logog
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How will we live in the next 10, 20, 30 years? What changes will innovation technologies bring to our living environment and how will the rapidly advancing digitalisation influence society?


Compared to Europe, China is an innovation incubator: there are many innovative talents, supported by state agencies, the innovation-technology start-up scene is booming and risk-taking venture capital is abundant. The political system rival favours this development with a rapid implementation and dissemination of new technologies in an experimental society.

Chinnotopia - Future designed by China is a new online format for the exchange of information on technology developments in China and their impact on society(ies). In the workshop discussions, we look at future scenarios of a transformation of society in China and Europe.

The online feature series also offers an innovative teaching format; the monthly workshop talks are embedded in a course of the same name. chinnotopia is aimed at students as well as a broad audience of experts and interested members of the public.

Call for participation

If you would like to actively participate in the discussion with a one-minute statement, please apply with a ShortBio (max. 250 words) by the Friday before each upcoming event.

Further information: Link to the flyer

Coverage & Co

"Digital Engineering in China", Chinnotopia Event on Smart Manufacturing in China with Pascalis Trentsios & Chinnotopia Team. An event in the framework of HU-TechBridge. Link


"Future Designed by China - How is China Designing the Digital Future?" Podcast. China Impulse in conversation with Stefanov, Alexandra. 03 February 2022, Link to Podcast.

Reporting from the Technical University of Berlin "China's Innovation Push: Utopia or Dystopia?"Link to the article