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UK-China Innovation Workshop for Sustainable and Equitable Development
School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University, Beijing
19 March 2010

Workshop report

>> UK-China workshop report (PDF, 452kb) by Dr Adrian Ely, STEPS Centre


This page includes links to the speakers’ presentations on our Slideshare, where you can view or download them.

Films and photos from the day are also available.

The workshop was co-organised by China Institute for Science and Technology Policy (CISTP) at Tsinghua University and the STEPS Centre. It was supported by China Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), and UK Department for International Development (DFID).

The full programme is below, with links to the available presentations.

1. Welcome and introduction (Chair: Prof SU Jun/Adrian Ely)
Formal welcome by Prof XUE Lan, Dean, School of Public Policy and Management, Director, CISTP Tsinghua University
Hu Yu, Deputy Chairman, Youth Union of MoST, Director, Department of Theory, Science and Technology Daily
David Bacon, Counsellor, Science and Innovation, British Embassy: UK Innovation Policy
Ling CUI (DfID)

2. Innovation, Sustainability, Development: A New Manifesto
(Chair: HU Yu/David Bacon)
Prof Geoff Oldham, Sussex University: Reflections on UK/China Collaborations on STI policy Research – a SPRU perspective
Dr Adrian Ely, STEPS Centre: Introduction – “Innovation, Sustainability, Development: A New Manifesto”
Professor XUE Lan, Tsinghua University: Challenges to Global Governance of Science, Technology and Innovation
Responses: MU Rongping (Director, CAS-Institute of Policy and Management), XIAO Guanglin (Director, Tsinghua University Institute of Science, Technology and Society), LIU Xielin (Associate Dean, School of Management, Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences)

>> Video of presentations by XUE Lan, LIU Xielin and MU Rongping

3.Comparing UK-China Approaches to STI Policy for Sustainability
(Chair: Prof XIAO Guanglin / Dr Lars Frederiksen)
Prof Fred Steward (PSI, University of Westminster): Innovation policy for sustainability – a new agenda
Director ZHAO Huijun (Department of Policy and Regulation, MOST)
YU Jiang (Associate Professor, Institute of Technology Policy, CAS): Innovation Policy for Sustainable Development: Some Primary Study in Nanotech Sectors of Europe and China
JIN Jun (Zhejiang University): To be sustainable and innovative: The Hangzhou experience

4. Building sustainable innovation capabilities among UK and Chinese firms (Chair: Prof LIU Xielin/ Fred Steward)
Dr Lars Frederiksen (Imperial College Business School): Ecocit: Research on innovation and sustainability in urban design
GAO Xudong (Associate Professor, School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University): Sustainable growth at the bottom in China through resource integration to serve the high end market
Dr. Michael Harris (NESTA)
Dr David Tyfield (Lancaster University): Game-changing Innovation in China

5. International (including UK-China) collaboration for more equitable low-carbon development (Chair: Prof. Hui LUO/Adrian Ely)
Dr Frauke Urban (Institute of Development Studies): International collaboration for equitable low carbon development: NZEC and Low Carbon Innovation Centres
Dr SUN Wansong (Director of Investment Promotion, MofCOM): Investment Promotion Work under Low Carbon Economy
Dr. DAI Yixin (CISTP, Tsinghua University): Low carbon city development in China: A case of Baoding
ZHU Xufeng, Associate Professor (NanKai University): Low Carbon Cooperation and Global Leadership

6. Science, Technology and Innovation among BRICS and implications for global governance (Chair: CHEN Yantai/Geoff Oldham)
CHEN Yantai: The Prizes and Pitfalls of Science & Technology Progress in Developing Countries
LUO Hui (MOST-CAST): Global Governance of S&T: Adapting to the Adjustment of Global Innovation Pattern
PENG Cheng, Management School, Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences: The Scale of FDI and Innovation of Local Firm
LIANG Zheng, Associate Professor, Director Assistant, CISTP, Tsinghua University: Comparison of China and India in R&D globalisation


7. Concluding Session – Taking forward UK-China collaboration on innovation for sustainability and equitable development (Chair: Gu Shulin, Tsinghua University)
This session took forward the discussions during the day to help to identify:
– new policy approaches linking innovation to global and local sustainability challenges (of relevance to both DIUS/BIS and DfID Research)
– possibilities for future UK-China innovation policy research partnerships that more directly link innovation to sustainability and development goals.

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