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China’s Absorptive State

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Monday, November 25, 2013 from 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM (GMT)

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Invitation - China’s Absorptive State: research, innovation and the prospects for UK-China collaboration 

 

11:00-13:00 on Monday 25 November 2013 (registration from 10:30, followed by lunch)

Venue: Nesta, 1 Plough Place, London, EC4A 1DE

 

We are delighted to invite you to the UK launch of a landmark report from Nesta, charting China’s rapid rise as a science and innovation power and what this means for the UK.

 

Speakers include:

  • Rt. Hon. Liam Byrne MP, Shadow Minister for Universities, Science and Skills and author of ‘Turning to Face the East’
  • Chen Futao, Minister-Counsellor, Science and Technology, Chinese Embassy
  • Professor Peter Williamson, Judge Business School, and author of Dragons at your door: how Chinese cost innovation is disrupting the rules of global competition 
  • Manyi Cristofoli, Executive Director of Innovation China UK
  • Kirsten Bound, Tom Saunders and James Wilsdon, co-authors of China’s Absorptive State

 

A great deal of speculation surrounds China’s prospects in science and innovation. Now spending nearly half a billion dollars a day on research and development, China accounts for 13 per cent of the world’s total scientific research output compared to just five per cent a decade ago. But hype, generalisation and only partial awareness of the domestic political, economic and cultural context mean that discussion of this topic can obscure as much as it illuminates. How will innovation change china, and how will China change innovation?

 

China’s Absorptive State, is an important new resource for those wishing to understand the growth and nature of Chinese research and innovation and explores how well positioned the UK is to benefit from these new developments.

 

This project is a partnership with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and Research Councils UK.

 

China’s Absorptive State is available to download for free here.

 

See some of the media coverage the report has received on the BBC, the Guardian and Research Fortnight.

 

Registration will begin at 10:30 with the event commencing at 11:00. The event will be followed by lunch and networking from 1 pm.

 


Agenda

10:30                     Registration

 

11:00                     Welcome and introduction

                                Kirsten Bound, Head of International Innovation, Nesta (Chair)

 

11:10                     China’s Absorptive State: headline findings

                                James Wilsdon, Professor of Science and Democracy, University of Sussex

                                Tom Saunders, Policy & Research Analyst, Nesta

 

11:25                     Turning to face the east in science, research and innovation

                                Rt. Hon. Liam Byrne MP, Shadow Minister for Universities, Science and Skills

                               

11:40                     China’s science and innovation ambitions

Chen Futao, Minister-Counsellor, Science and Technology, Chinese Embassy

 

11:50                     Questions & discussion

 

12:10                     New frontiers in Chinese innovation – panel discussion

                                Rt. Hon. Liam Byrne MP, Shadow Minister for Universities, Science and Skills                       Chen Futao, Minister-Counsellor, Science and Technology, Chinese Embassy

                                Professor Peter Williamson, Judge Business School

                                Manyi Cristofoli, Director of Innovation-China UK

                                James Wilsdon, Professor of Science and Democracy, University of Sussex

 

12:55                     Concluding remarks & next steps

                                Kirsten Bound, Head of International Innovation, Nesta

 

13:00                     Lunch

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Nesta
1 Plough Place

EC4A 1DE

United Kingdom

Monday, November 25, 2013 from 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM (GMT)


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