In November 2017 a delegation from the Qingdao Municipal Science and Technology Bureau (QMSTB), led by the general director Mrs. Jiang Bo visited companies and institutions in Slovakia and Czech Republic. The main aim of the visit was to further develop research and innovation projects between the city of Qingdao and the Trencin region in Slovakia.

QMST representatives primarily made a visit to Mesnac European Research and Technical Centre (MERTC), as there is an ongoing research cooperation between Mesnac Qingdao and QMSTB for many years, and the activities of MERTC in Europe is considered as an example model for other Chinese corporations.

In addition to the visit of MERTC, the QMSTB delegation has also met with the representatives of the Chinese embassy in Bratislava, Prague, the Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Chinese Chamber of Commerce and selected Slovak and Czech companies.

The visit of the delegation to Slovakia and Czech Republic has been organized by MERTC, and led by Mr. Karol Vanko, director of MERTC and the Vice President of the Slovak Sino Chamber of Commerce.