Science Bridges China – Success at Shanghai Expo 2010

The Science Bridges team held a successful event in the UK Pavilion at the Shanghai Expo.

The event began with a welcome from Carma Elliot –  the Consul General from the British Consulate in Shanghai. This was followed by a speech from the UK Science Counsellor from the British Consul General, Beijing, David Bacon.  He spoke about UK Partnership with China in Science and Innovation in Life Sciences.

Many presentations were given from academics in the Science Bridges team and covered areas such as Open Innovation and Innovation Case Studies.

The team were joined by their long partners in Innovation, the Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica (SIMM) and various universities from around China.

Highlights of the event included signing ceremonies between the University of Bradford and various partners:

1. A framework collaboration agreement between the University of Bradford and Sichuan University

2. A collaboration agreement for open innovation between Changzhou Science and Technology Bureau and the University of Bradford

3. Three open innovation projects with Changzhou Government in taste masking, alzheimers disease and tissue engineering for a dental implant

4. A collaboration agreement for an artemisinin project between Jilin University, SIMM, TianjinCrystec and the University of Bradford

The day was a real celebration of science and technology and provided a great opportunity for the University to show how Open Innovation workshops work with the hope of attracting new business opportunities.