Date: 13 July 2010
China has significant opportunities for creating a low carbon society if it develops its own low-cost and/or lower tech 'disruptive' innovations instead of focusing exclusively on hi-tech solutions according to Dr David Tyfield (Sociology), and colleagues from Zhejiang University in China and Oxford University. The authors of the report 'Game-Changing China' funded by NESTA - the UK's National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts - say that these types of innovations are far more compatible with the needs of developing countries. www.nesta.org.uk/publications/reports/assets/features/game-changing_china.
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Associated staff: David Tyfield
Associated projects: UK-China Networks of Low Carbon Innovation
Associated departments and research centres: Centre for Mobilities Research (CeMoRe), Sociology
Keywords: China, Innovation