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China-UK Innovation and Development Forum

Emerging technologies and the future of economy and society

Fourth China-UK Innovation and Development Forum


Researchers, policy makers and entrepreneurs are gathering at University of Oxford in the UK ahead of the fourth China-UK Innovation and Development Forum.

It will take place on 11th November 2019. 

What's on the agenda?

The theme for the 2019 China-UK Innovation & Development Forum is 'Emerging technologies and the future of economy and society'. This year’s forum aims to facilitate discussions on the most recent developments in science, technology and innovation, and its impact on economic and social development, among policy makers, academics and business leaders in China and the UK. Discussions during the meeting will also aim at tackling a wide range of issues in policy in order to address challenges in the development and fostering of cooperation between UK-China innovation through intercultural dialogue.

The conversations covered will include various topics in a multiconceptual world, the future of the economy, industry and technology policy, innovative thinking, human capital and society, and global technology development. Topics include (but are not limited to):

  • China’s national medium- and long-term plan (2021- 2035) for science and technology development
  • Joint UK-China strategy for science, technology and innovation cooperation
  • China’s roadmap of digital transformation in emerging technology
  • The inclusive digital model
  • The path to 5G
  • Public policy in digital society
  • China-UK collaborations across innovative and emerging areas: the university perspective

Who is speaking? 


Louise Richardson
University of Oxford
John Loughhead
Chief Scientific Advisor
Torbjorn Fredriksson
Chief of ICT Policy Section
Xiaolan Fu
Professor and Founding Director of the Technology and Management Centre for Development
University of Oxford
Jiaofeng Pan
President of Institutes of Science and Development
Chinese Academy of Sciences (CASISD)
Fuquan Sun
Chinese Academy of Science and Technology for Development (CASTED), Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST)
Jianguo Lin
Head of Mechanics of Materials Division
Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering
Imperial College London, ABCP President
Mark Hedley
Regional Director and Tech Sector Lead
China-Britain Business Council
Diego Sanchez-Ancochea
Head of Oxford Department of International Development
University of Oxford
Ngaire Woods
Blavatnik School of Government
University of Oxford
Yongli Wang
Minister Counsellor of Science and Technology
Chinese embassy in UK
Grace Lang
UKRC China
Jin Chen
Professor and Director of Research Centre for Technological Innovation
Tsinghua University
Andrew Grant
Senior Product Director
Imagination Technologies
Sonia Kabir
Former Managing Director of Microsoft Bangladesh
Founder & Chairman
SBK Foundation
Michael Kitson
Deputy Director of Centre for Business Research
University of Cambridge
Hongbin Ma (TBC)
Senior Vice-President
Kuaishou Technology Co., Ltd.
Darren Nash
Associate Head of Nuffield Department of Medicine
University of Oxford
Jiangzhou Wang
Professor, Fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering , University of Kent (TBC)
Zhenwei Zhang
Vice-President of Beijing Decision-making Consultant Centre
Beijing Academy of Science and Technology

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How to join?

There will be no onsite registration at the venue. Registration is required in advance via University Onlineshop. Fees are required. Guests are not permitted into any forum activities unless they have been specifically registered for the event.


The forum is co-organised by


Technology and Management Centre for Development (TMCD) of Oxford University


Institute of Sciences and Development of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CASISD)


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


Association of British Chinese Professors (ABCP)

China-Britain Business Council (CBBC)

China-Britain Business Council (CBBC)