Co-Director Prof. Michael Zaworotko recently paid a visit to the new campus at Tianjin University, China, as keynote speaker at the first china-Ireland Joint Symposium on Cocrystals and Crystal Engineering “Crystal Engineering: Then and Now”. Chinese Universities are rising fast in world rankings reflecting the enormous investment made over the year. Although China is number one in scientific productivity and still reaching bigger heights there lies potential to support translational research, high risk research and I.P. development. The relevance of such visits made by SSPC is the strength the Centre and Ireland possess, making the potential of future collaborations.