China-UK Innovation and Development Forum

 

China-UK Innovation and Development Forum

London, 06 December 2017

 

The second China-UK Innovation and Development Forum took place on 6th December 2017, at the Burton Room, Institute of Directors, London. This was a half-day high-level dialogue co-organised by the Technology and Management Centre for Development (TMCD) of University of Oxford, Innovate UK, China-Britain Business Council (CBBC), Institute of Sciences and Development of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CASISD) and Chinese Academy of Science and Technology for Development (CASTED) of the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) of China.   

The main theme of this year's China-UK Innovation and Development Forum was “Driving Growth and Addressing Challenges Together”. The forum aimed at facilitating discussions on the most recent development in science, technology and innovation, and its impact on economic and social development among top policy makers, academics and business leaders in China and the UK. Discussions during the meeting also aimed at tackling a wide range of issues in policy to address challenges in development and fostering cooperation of UK-China innovation through intercultural dialogue.

Distinguished speakers (in no particular order):
Robert Easton

Pro-Vice-Chancellor, University of Oxford

Ian White

Vice Chancellor,Master of Jesus College,University of Cambridge

Matthew Rous

Chief Executive, China-Britain Business Council

Kevin Baughan

Deputy Chief Executive of Innovate UK

John Loughhead

Chief Scientific Advisor, BEIS, UK

Xiaolan Fu

Director of TMCD, University of Oxford

Zhijian Hu

President of Chinese Academy of Science and Technology for Development,
the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) of China

Jiaofeng Pan

President of Institute of Sciences and Development,
the Chinese Academy of Sciences

Yu Sun

Chief Executive Officer, Bank of China, (UK) Limited

Sunan Jiang

Minister Counsellor of Science and Technology, Chinese Embassy in the UK

Kenan Poleo

Head of Global Portfolio, Innovate UK

Nathalie Cachet-Gaujard

Director of Innovation & Education, CBBC

Xuan Jin

Senior Evangelist EMEA, Alibaba Cloud International

James Colgate

Group Strategy Director, Williams F1

Grace Lang

Director of RCUK China

Jun Qiao

Chief Engineer, Changan Automobile Ltd (UK)

Chunliang Fan

Professor, CASISD

Mark Collin

Group Director of ThoughtWorks Ventures

 
Gordon Luo

CEO of Huawei UK & Ireland

 

 

 

 

Co-chairs:
  • Xiaolan Fu, Director of TMCD, University of Oxford
  • Jiaofeng Pan, President of Institute of Sciences and Development of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Kenan Poleo,Head of Global Portfolio, Innovate UK
  • Nathalie Cachet-Gaujard,Director of Innovation & Education, CBBC
  • Zhijian Hu,President of Chinese Academy of Science and Technology for Developmentof, the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) of China

 

Programme:
08:30 - 09:15  Conference Registration  
09:15 - 09:30  Welcome Speech

Chair: Kevin Baughan, Deputy Chief Executive, Innovate UK

Robert Easton, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, University of Oxford.

Jiaofeng Pan, President, CASISD

Matthew Rous, CEO of CBBC

09:30 - 10:30  Keynote Speech

Chair: Xiaolan Fu, Director of TMCD, University of Oxford

- Emerging technologies and new drivers of shared growth

John Loughhead, Chief Scientific Advisor, BEIS, UK.

- China’s science and technology policy and its future direction

Zhijian Hu, President of CASTED, MOST

- The fragility of innovation in emerging technologies

Ian White,Vice Chancellor, Professor and Master of Jesus College, University of Cambridge.

10:30 - 11:05 Coffee Break
11:05 – 11:50  Panel Session

Emerging Technologies & Advanced Manufacturing

Chair: Kenan Poleo, Head of Global Portfolio, Innovate UK 

Grace Lang, Head of UKRC, China

Chunliang Fan, Professor, CASISD

Gang Luo, CEO, Huawei Technologies Ltd. UK

Jun Qiao, Chief Engineer, Changan Automobile Ltd (UK)

James Colgate, Group Strategy Director, WilliamsF1

11:50 - 12:35  Panel Session

Fintech and Future Digital Services

Chair: Nathalie Cachet-Gaujard, Director of Innovation & Education, CBBC

Yu Sun, CEO, Bank of China (UK) Limited

Paul O'Brien, Director of Global Services, Security and Operations research, BT

Xuan Jin, Senior Evangelist, Alibaba Cloud International

Mark Collin, Group Director, ThoughtWorks Ventures

Per Lindtorp, Director, GP. Bullhound

12:35 - 12:45  Concluding Remarks: Xiaolan Fu, University of Oxford, All co-chairs of the Forum
   

 

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Sponsors:

 

 

 

For further information, please contact us at tmcd@qeh.ox.ac.uk