Science and Innovation Network Roadshow: Research and Innovation in China (Manchester)
Start date: 16/03/2017 09:00
End date: 16/03/2017 12:30
University of Manchester
University of Manchester
University Directors of Research & Innovation, Academics, Businesses & scalable start-ups
China is home to the world’s largest radio telescope and the world’s two fastest supercomputers. It has doubled its R&D spending since 2010, and forecast to the world’s largest spender on R&D by 2022. It is pouring funding into supporting ‘mass innovation and entrepreneurship’ under its 13th Five Year Plan. Recent years have shown marked interest from China to collaborate with other countries on the development of early stage tech and commercialisation of research and this trend is expected to grow and mature over the coming years.
What makes China a science superpower? What are the benefits of conducting collaborative R&D with China? How can innovative businesses form partnerships and successfully sell products in China or jointly develop solutions for the China market as well as third party markets? And how far has China come in intellectual property protection?
These are just a few of the questions we’ll be answering at our Roadshow events in London, Bristol, Manchester and Edinburgh. Join us to find out about:
- The science and innovation landscape in China
- Opportunities in the energy, digital economy, agri-tech and future manufacturing sectors
- Managing risk in partnerships with China
- Newton Fund programmes in China
- What the Science and Innovation Network China (SIN China) does and how we can help you
- Support available for UK academics and companies
Speakers will include:
- Holly White, Regional Head, Science and Innovation Network, Asia Pacific, British Embassy Beijing
- Morag Brown, Senior Innovation Policy Officer, British Embassy Beijing
- Richard Baker, Newton Fund Strategic Manager, British Embassy Beijing
- Helena Ou, Senior Science Policy Officer and Agri-tech sector lead, British Embassy Beijing
- Lin Yu, Science and Innovation Officer and Digital Economy sector lead, British Embassy Beijing
- Ming Liu, Head of Science and Innovation and Energy sector lead, British Consulate General Guangzhou
- Rebecca Jiang, Senior Science and Innovation Officer and Future Manufacturing sector lead, British Consulate General Chongqing
- Nathalie Cachet-Gaujard, Director Education & Innovation, China Britain Business Council
There will be opportunities for networking after the event.
Who should attend this event:
University Directors of Research & Innovation, Directors of Technology Transfer Centres, Academics, Businesses and Scalable Start-ups.
*Please note that due to limited number of spaces available you will be asked to state your interest and we reserve the right to allocate places according to relevance.
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