Homepage Announcing the Official Addition of the Historic Renji Hospital into the Digital Carbon Ecosystem and Norway in a Box Set to Go Live on Bright Cod



  • On May 13th, 2019, the Sino-Norwegian Cultural Exchange Day, a section of the 175th Anniversary Ceremony of Renji Hospital, was held in the East Division of Renji Hospital. Renji Hospital sees over 2.1 million emergency cases and outpatients, about 57,000 inpatients and over 28,000 operations every year in their more than 1,600 patient beds. On the occasion, Renji Hospital officially announced that it will join the Digital Carbon Ecosystem initiated by DNV GL and VeChain.

    With Renji’s inclusion, the users of Digital Carbon Ecosystem are allowed to book the quality medical care and customized medical checkup provided by Renji with carbon credits. This is just one of the latest efforts made by VeChain and its partners to add new application scenarios to the Ecosystem. Renji’s announcement was followed by Norway in a Box, a superior Norwegian product platform, declaring that their products will go live on the consumer confidence index platform, Bright Code.

    From left to right: Mr. Espen Strand Pedersen, President of Norway in a Box attended the ceremony; Mr. George Kang, Senior Vice President of DNV GL; Mr. Knut Roald Sørlie, Commercial Counsellor at the Royal Norwegian Embassy; Ms. Katrine Haukenes, Consul General at Norwegian Consulate General in Shanghai; Ms. Victoria Braathen, Director of Norwegian Seafood Bureau, China; Ms. Wang Yu, Vice President of Renji Hospital; Mr. Qian Chengcheng, Partner and Chief Commercial Officer of VeChain



    Ms. Katrine Haukenes, Consul General at Norwegian Consulate General in Shanghai; Mr. Knut Roald Sørlie, Commercial Counsellor at the Royal Norwegian Embassy; Ms. Wang Yu, Vice President of Renji Hospital; Mr. Zhang Jidong, Vice President of Renji Hospital; Mr. George Kang, Senior Vice President of DNV GL; Mr. Per Askeland, Finance General Manager of DNV GL, Greater China; Mr. Qian Chengcheng, Partner and Chief Commercial Officer of VeChain; Mr. Tian Xinli, Project Director of VeChain; Ms. Victoria Braathen, Director of Norwegian Seafood Bureau, China; Mr. Espen Strand Pedersen, President of Norway in a Box attended the ceremony.

    Renji Signs with DNV GL, and VeChain, Further Expanding the Digital Carbon Ecosystem

    The signing ceremony kicked off with the opening remarks delivered by Mr. Knut Roald Sørlie, Commercial Counsellor at the Royal Norwegian Embassy, and Mr. Zhang Jidong, Vice President of Renji Hospital.

    Mr. Knut Roald Sørlie, Commercial Counsellor at the Royal Norwegian Embassy

    Mr. Knut Roald Sørlie said, Renji Hospital and DNV GL has lifted their cooperation to a higher level from certification business to building a digital carbon ecosystem. This agreement marks yet another major milestone in the cooperation between Norway and China in the field of health care. The Digital Carbon Ecosystem is an encouraging project that helps to achieve the UN’s sustainable development goals, and as he puts it, the first program that he’s ever seen applied by a medical institution to address climate change in adopting systematic carbon reduction measures.

    As Mr. Zhang Jidong explained, in the past 175 years, Renji has always put the patients first and have pioneered the adoption of daytime outpatient surgery, and the like, to promote medical efficiency and quality in an effort to reduce medical cost, making the most out of medical resources. The vision of Renji coincides perfectly with the idea of the Digital Carbon Ecosystem to encourage individual participation in carbon reduction and contribute the shift towards a cleaner future and a more sustainable lifestyle.

    The Digital Carbon Ecosystem Partnership Agreement was signed by Renji Hospital, DNV GL, and VeChain under the witness of Ms. Katrine Haukenes, Consul General at Norwegian Consulate General in Shanghai, Mr. Knut Roald Sørlie, Commercial Counsellor at the Royal Norwegian Embassy, and Ms. Victoria Braathen, Director of Norwegian Seafood Council.

    As a university hospital affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine that integrates medical treatment, teaching, and research, Renji is one of the most prestigious and comprehensive hospitals in China. In a country where quality medical care is in ever-increasing demand, adding Renji will significantly bolster the future development of Digital Carbon Ecosystem. It’s not just the medical care but more about the role that Renji will play to serve as a stronghold for VeChain to reach out to a larger enterprise and commercial audience, bringing blockchain and the greener lifestyle to mainstream society.

    Digital Carbon Ecosystem Signing Ceremony (From left to right, Qian Chengcheng —Partner and Chief Commercial Officer of VeChain, Zhang Jidong — Vice President of Renji Hospital, George Kang — Senior Vice President of DNV GL)

    After the signing ceremony, the guests and attendees paid a visit to the International Health and Physical Examination Center of Renji Hospital.

    During the meeting, Ms.Wang Yu, Vice President of Renji Hospital, made a brief introduction to Renji Hospital. Founded in 1844, Renji Hospital is the first western hospital in Shanghai. Endowed with the Shanghai Spirit of openness and collaboration, Renji is willing to cooperate with players from across the industries. In recent years, Renji has attached more importance to its internationalization and has kept in touch with different countries from all over the world, including Norway, to keep itself abreast of the latest achievements of the medical world. Yu believes the event will help form a better understanding of the Norwegian culture among the staff and facilitate the hospital’s development on the global scale.

    Norway in a Box, A Representative of Emerging Norwegian Premium Product Platform, Announced Their Products Will Go Live on Bright Code.

    The Sino-Norwegian cultural exchange meeting, a session of the 175 Anniversary Ceremony of Renji Hospital, was supported by the Norwegian Embassy in China, Norwegian Consulate General in Shanghai, Norwegian Seafood Council, DNVGL, Norway in a Box, Renji Hospital and VeChain, and staged distinct culture of Norway, such as medical, tourism, and food.

    Ms. Victoria Braathen said: “The younger generations are paying greater attention to the health benefits of eating seafood, and they’re getting increasingly concerned about the origin of the product as origin often indicates quality. When choosing seafood, health and flavor are the two factors that the consumers consider the most. China is no doubt the world leader in adopting technology in e-commerce of food, fresh food, and seafood, to open up the market in China, it’s necessary for us to combine advanced technology with quality products.

    Ms. Victoria Braathen, Director of Norwegian Seafood Bureau, China

    On the occasion of Sino-Norwegian Cultural Exchange Day, Norway in a Box, a superior Norwegian product platform, declared that their products would go live on BrightCode, a blockchain business ecosystem built upon the next-generation BaaS Platform developed by VeChain — VeChain ToolChain.

    The quality services and products selected by Bright Code are verified by DNV GL, an independent third party, and graded by both industry experts and ordinary consumers, such data are stored on the blockchain and open for a query. Scanning the QR code or smart chip, consumers can access the data and learn about the origination and lifecycle of the products and services.

    Mr. Espen Strand Pedersen, CEO of Norway in a Box, said: “ I’m excited and honored to be a partner of DNV GL, and VeChain, and have our products on the Bright Code platform. In around two weeks, the first batch of blockchain-empowered Norwegian salmon will be delivered to China. We’re looking forward to its arrival.”

    The event concluded with guests lighting the Carbon Reduction Forest, which not only represents what Renji has achieved in the past 175 years but also indicates that the partners will join hands in building a sustainable future and promoting a greener and healthier lifestyle.

    About Renji Hospital
    Founded in 1844, Renji Hospital is the first western hospital in Shanghai. Combining medical treatment, medical teaching, and medical research, Renji is a top-tier comprehensive hospital in Shanghai, it is composed of four divisions and the Shanghai Cancer Institute.

    Recent years witnessed an increase in the number of patents granted to Renji, Renji is also assigned multiple projects funded by Program 973, Program 863, and the National Natural Science Foundation. In the past years, Renji has won several state-level rewards, such as National Prize for Progress in Science and Technology, The Chinese Medical Science and Technology Award, and Award in Research Achievements (Science and Technology), Ministry of Education.

    The hospital has engaged vigorously in international activities with foreign medical industries. It has conducted academic exchange and built professional cooperation with more than 20 medical colleges from over 10 countries and regions such as Canada, USA, France, Belgium, Germany, Britain, and Australia.


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