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University co-hosts roadshow on innovation in China

09 Mar 2017

Science and Innovation Network event

The China Britain Business Council and the University are co-hosting a roadshow from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) Science Innovation Network in China on Thursday, 16 March.

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.

The roadshow will ask, 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?

The event – in the Dalton Room of the Core Technology Facility – is aimed at University Directors of Research and Innovation, Directors of Technology Transfer Centres, Academics, Businesses and Scalable Start-ups.

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