On the sidelines of the Fifth Meeting of the China-UK High-Level People-to-People Dialogue, the Ministry of Science and Technology of China and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy of the UK jointly organized a number of side events on science and innovation cooperation on December 6, 2017. Among these events, the China-UK Green Marine Science and Technology Innovation Forum was held in the British Academy. More than 80 academicians, university presidents and expert representatives attended the Forum. They came from Harbin Engineering University, China State Shipbuilding Corporation, China Shipbuilding Industry Corp, the Government Office for Science of the UK, the National Oceanography Center of the UK, the University of Southampton, and other universities, research institutions and enterprises in the field of marine science and technology in the two countries.
During the Forum, delegates had academic discussions on global ocean science and technology trends, China-UK cooperation in marine science and technology, and marine technology industry, jointly explored opportunities for China-UK cooperation in the fields of marine space and resources development, marine engineering equipment and shipping, and planned ways and measures for in-depth cooperation between industry, academia and research institutions. The China-UK Green Marine Science and Technology Innovation Forum will open a new chapter in China-UK cooperation in science and technology in this field and lay the foundation for the two countries to jointly address the challenges of and harness opportunities for marine science and innovation and work together to promote global innovation in marine science and technology. It is a good trial by the two sides to explore long-term cooperation mechanisms in the field of marine science and innovation.
The Fifth Meeting of the China-UK High-Level People-to-People Dialogue was held in the UK in early December, 2017. A series of events on China-UK science and innovation cooperation were jointly organized by the Ministry of Science and Technology of China and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy of the UK, contributing important deliverables to the Fifth Meeting of the China-UK High-Level People-to-People Dialogue.