Science & Innovation Network Roadshow: Research & Innovation in China


These Roadshows are for University Directors of Research & Innovation, Academics, Businesses and scalable start-ups, looking to find out more about conducting collaborative R&D and working with China, run  by the China-Britain Business Council.

China 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? 

Roadshow events in London, Bristol, Manchester and Edinburgh will address these questions and more:

  • 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


Find out more about what CBBC membership can do to help your company in China - at this link


Register for the Roadshow events
London Monday 13 March 2017
Bristol - Wednesday 15 March 2017
Manchester - Thursday 16 March 2017
Edinburgh Friday 17 March 2017


Who should attend this event:

University Directors of Research & Innovation, 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.

For further information please contact the CBBC Events Team.