The European Research Council (ERC) recently participated in the 11th edition of the Annual Meeting of the New Champions (AMNC), held in Dalian, China. ERC President Prof. Jean-Pierre Bourguignon and 10 ERC grantees discussed the latest scientific findings during several sessions and a press conference. The AMNC, organised by the World Economic Forum and also known as Summer Davos, is one of the main global events on science, technology and innovation. It gathers top researchers and leaders from fast growing enterprises, government, media and civil society from over 90 countries. The 2017 edition addressed the topic “Achieving Inclusive Growth in the Fourth Industrial Revolution”.