Recently, Dr. Jin Xiaoming, Director-General of the Department of International Cooperation of MOST, met with Sir David Greenaway, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Nottingham. The two made extensive exchanges about scientific and technological cooperation between China and the U.K. and China’s 13th Five-year Plan on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI).
Jin Xiaoming said China is overhauling the national management system of S&T projects, striving to build a national platform to manage S&T projects, expediting the translation of S&T achievements and bolstering enterprises’ innovation and creativity. He added that China’s 13th STI Five-year Plan emphasized the importance of the Innovation-driven Development Strategy, improving the climate for innovation, increasing support to fundamental researches and key technology researches, and strengthening talent cultivation and international cooperation. Jin Xiaoming pointed out the China-U.K. relation is in a “golden era”, and both sides are enthusiastic about cooperation in STI, and we can work together in key areas and figure out new cooperation mechanisms.
Sir David Greenaway said the two countries share a lot of common grounds in planning and developing STI. He introduced the cooperation between the University of Nottingham and some Chinese universities and enterprises. The University of Nottingham has set up joint research centers in Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangdong and Jiangsu, and carried out productive collaborations with Chinese partners in such areas as new materials and low carbon technology. Sir David Greenaway said the University of Nottingham would continue to expand cooperation with partners in China.