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1 UK-China R&D Collaboration Opportunities Sam Myers Counsellor, Science and Innovation British Embassy, Beijing 30 August 2011

2 UK: World Class R&D Up 2 Humanities Level 5 Engineering Level 5 Physical sciences Level 4 Mathematics Level 2 Health and Medical Up 2 Clinical Up 2 Business Level 2 Social sciences Level 2 Environmental science Level 2 Bioscience TREND ( )WORLD RANKRESEARCH FIELD

3 UK Research Councils

4 SIN: UK Overseas Engagement Europe (17) North: Stockholm (2), Copenhagen (1) Central/East: Berlin (3), Munich (1), Berne (2), Warsaw (2), Prague (1) West: Paris (3), The Hague (1), Rome (1), Milan (1), Madrid (1 from Autumn 08) Russia (2) Moscow (2) Israel (1) Tel Aviv (1) China (12) Beijing (5), Guangzhou (3), Shanghai (3), Chongqing (1) South Korea (4) Seoul (4) Japan (13) Tokyo (11), Osaka (2) Taiwan (2) Taipei (2) Singapore & Malaysia (4) New Zealand (1) Wellington (1) India (10) Delhi (5), Mumbai (2), Bangalore (3) Brazil (3) Sao Paulo (3) USA (14) Washington DC (3), Atlanta (1), Boston (2), Chicago (1), Houston (2), LA (2), San Francisco (3) Canada (4) Ottawa (2), Toronto (2) UK London (BIS/FCO)

5 UK R&D Representation in China Beijing RCUK, UKTI, British Council DfID, Climate & Energy Scotland Office, Economics, political, UKBA5 staff National and North China Innovation, Health Food and agriculture Space, S&I policy & management Shanghai UKTI, Climate & Energy British Council 3 staff East China Stem cells, TCM, Applied Sciences and Nanotech Chongqing UKTI, British Council Climate & Energy Wales Office 1 staff West China Water Guangzhou UKTI, Climate & Energy British Council 3 staff South China Climate & Energy Environment

6 UK-China Collaboration Subject Chinas Rank % of UKs international joint papers All Subjects95.8% Materials310.9% Physics76.2% Astronomy, Astrophysics- Chemistry56.4% Mathematics39.6% Computer Science214.3% Engineering214.5% Biology- Medicine- Ecological Environment- Earth Science85.8%

7 UK-China R&D Cooperation: Political and Thematic Priorities JUNE 2011: CHINA-UK SUMMIT > Premier Wen Jiabao and Prime Minister David Cameron agreed to increase R&D cooperation between China and the UK JUNE 2011: CHINA-UK JOINT COMMISSION FOR R&D > Priority themes for R&D cooperation agreed > Renewable Energy (climate change) > Healthy Populations > Food safety and security > Innovation cooperation (UKs Technology Strategy Board) …Mechanisms now being agreed between UK Research Councils and Chinese funders (MOST, CAS, NSFC + OTHERS) to support joint research in priority fields

8 UK-China R&D Collaboration- Support EU AND UK RESEARCH: OPEN FOR COLLABORATION > Framework Programme 7 (http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/ncp_en.html)http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/ncp_en.html > Research Council funding (www.rcuk.ac.uk or )www.rcuk.ac.uk RANGE OF (2-WAY) MOBILITY/EXCHANGE SCHEMES > Research Councils/institutes (e.g. BBSRC: > Universities: British Council or Directwww.britishcouncil.org > Royal Society (Newton Fellowships) and Royal Academy of Engineering: / > EU International Fellowships / Marie Curie Actions > British Embassy/British Consulate Generals workshops and seminars: innovation-network/ innovation-network/ FURTHER INFORMATION: CONTACT THE BRITISH EMBASSY S&I TEAM

9 CONCLUSION > UK (EU) RESEARCH ACTIVELY WELCOMES CHINESE COLLABORATION > Research Councils fund the UKs world class R&D through Universities and institutes > Range of ways (and support) to kick-start collaborations and exchanges - engage directly with research groups or through British Embassy / RCUK WHAT I HAVE NOT COVERED…! > International development R&D (UK Department for International Development: pacific/china/?tab=0http://www.dfid.gov.uk/where-we-work/asia-east-- pacific/china/?tab=0 > Innovation / technology transfer (UK Trade and Investment - > University/institute engagement (University of Nottingham at Ningbo, Fudan-Tyndall Climate Change Centre, John Innes Ag Science….) > …. Visas (http://www.ukvisas.gov.uk/en/)http://www.ukvisas.gov.uk/en/ PLEASE CONTACT ME IF ANY OF THESE AREAS ARE OF INTEREST!

10 THANK YOU – Q&A Sam Myers Counsellor, Science & Innovation Phone:


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