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Driving UK-China Innovation

Tuesday 16 December 2014, 1330-1700
Lancaster University

China has grown to become the world’s second largest economy estimated to overtake USA by 2020. Outside the USA and EU, China is the UK’s biggest trade partner. In the first 11 months of 2013, British businesses exported £11.2bn worth of goods and services to China and imported £30.3bn.

In order to enhance UK business links with China and boost international trade and business growth, Lancaster China Catalyst Programme is organising this event with the Department of Science and Technology in Guangdong Province (GDST), China’s richest province in terms of GDP. The event will showcase Chinese organisations interested in forming international partnerships and provide information about the match funding available from GDST for UK-China R&D collaborations.

By attending this event, you will:

  • Gain an overview of Lancaster China Catalyst Programme
  • Learn about opportunities for match-funding from Department of Science and Technology in Guangdong Province
  • Know more about EU-China opportunities and relations
  • Hear first-hand the experiences of UK businesses in finding and collaborating with a Chinese Partner
  • Meet Chinese organisations interested in forming partnerships with UK companies

  • Register now


    13:15   Registration

    13:30   Welcome & Introduction to Lancaster China Catalyst Programme - Dr Nick BURD, Director of Lancaster China Catalyst Programme

    13:45   Welcome from Lancashire Country Council - Andrew WALKER, Head of Business Growth and Innovation, Lancashire County Council

    13:50   Overview of UK-China opportunities in Science & Technology - Nathalie CACHET-GAUJARD, China Business Adviser, China Britain Business Council

    14:05   Manchester the Gateway to the North of England - Samuel BUAH, Project Manager, Manchester China Forum

    14:10   EU-China Relations - Prof Wei SHEN, Director, Lancaster University Confucius Institute

    14:35   Match-funding Opportunities from the Department of Science and Technology in Guangdong Province - Dr Qifeng XIA, Deputy Division Head, Department of Science and Technology in Guangdong Province

    15:05   Q&A

    15:20   Coffee Break

    15:35   Chinese Organisations Presentations

    • China National Analytical Center Guangzhou (NACC), Yanfang MA, Head of Business Department
    • Guangzhou JET Bio-Filtration Products, Jianhua YUAN, President
    • Guangzhou Institute of Energy Conversion (Zhuhai Energy), Weigang LIU, Research Assistant
    • Guanghzou CNHOMELAND Environmental, Wenbiao LIAN
    • Joinmax Display Technology
    • Guangzhou Sanjing Electric, Ouyang SAMIL, Vice President

    16:10   UK Companies Case Studies - Mark BOWKETT, Managing Director, TelLab & Kam KOTHIA, Managing Director, eBusiness

    16:40   Working with Students - Helen FOGG, Director MSc International Innovation, Lancaster China Catalyst Programme

    17:00   End of Event

    Background Information

    Department of Science and Technology in Guangdong Province

    The Department of Science and Technology in Guangdong Province is a government department developing policy, proposals and regulations in the field of science and technology. Working with other departments, it promotes the building of the provincial scientific and technological innovation system with a focus on R&D, sharing sci-tech resources and boosting the independent innovation of enterprises.

    Guangzhou Sanjing Electric

    Guangzhou Sanjing Electric is a professional leading provider of motor drive and control, renewable energy conversion, transmission and storage solutions. The company specialises in providing low voltage frequency inverters, servo drives, solar pumping systems, and solar inverters for distributed solar power plants and monitoring solutions.

    Joinmax Technology

    Joinmax Technology focuses on the research of LED application technology and product manufacturing. The research fields include multimedia display technology, intelligent lighting energy conservation and control technology in order to provide global customers with intelligent LED lighting system solutions.

    Guangzhou Institute of Energy Conversion (Zhuhai Energy)

    Guangzhou Institute of Energy Conversion was founded in 1978. The institute has been fully devoted into the R&D of new energy and renewable energy, such as biomass energy, solar energy, geothermal energy, ocean energy, natural gas hydrate and etc. Besides, energy conservation, environmental protection technologies and energy strategy research are also paid great attention in recent years.

    China National Analytical Center Guangzhou (NACC)

    Established in 1972, China National Analytical Center Guangzhou (NACC) is a comprehensive institution of research and test service specialised in physical and chemical analysis. The research organisation provides support to test and analyse innovative technologies and develops equipment for environmental and food testing.

    Guangzhou Jet Bio-Filtration Products

    Guangzhou Jet Bio-Filtration Products is committed to research, development and sale of the Bio-science disposal supplies. The company’s main products include cell culture, filtration, separation and purification.

    CNHOMELAND Environmental

    CNHOMELAND Environmental is a systematic facilitator to solve environmental problems by environmental consultation, research and development, design and equipment manufacture in the areas of wastewater treatment, solid waste treatment and soil contamination restoration.