China is the largest and one of the most important international partners for the UK – yet the bilateral innovation links and knowledge of the challenges and opportunities in China are relatively unexplored.
There are substantial demands from Chinese businesses and government to work with UK innovation base. Equally, the demands from UK businesses and innovators for further support in accessing product and service innovation partnerships to address socioeconomic challenges and commercial exploitation in China are ever increasing.
We now need to develop a long-term strategic plan to fulfil the demands and maximise the opportunities for UK-China business-led innovation cooperation. The partnership of Innovate UK and KTN is working with FCO Beijing to establish a direct engagement and structured dialogue for key UK and Chinese industry and government stakeholders. This survey will provide a more comprehensive insight into the ambition and priority of British companies in forging innovation collaboration with China. Responses from business community will be paramount to this initiative.
All data collected will be confidential and for internal use of Innovate UK, KTN, FCO and BEIS.
The survey will close by 5:00pm on Friday 28th October 2016.
For further details contact:Lyuba Stoyanova, Knowledge Transfer Network - firstname.lastname@example.org