Connected Places Catapult and the Science & Innovation Network are delighted to announce the open call has awarded five innovative UK businesses to participate in the Connected Places Mission to China helping UK Advanced Urban Services companies enter the Chinese market through urban solution co-development activities in China.
Developing “smart city” technology is seen as an important means of tackling urban challenges in China and the goal of the project led by Connected Places Catapult is to support UK businesses apply their expertise to Chinese city challenges, helping them find practical ways to establish innovation partnerships in China.
The programme will be taking place in three Chinese cities: Chongqing, Chengdu and Shanghai from 25th August 2019 to 30th August 2019 with activities consisting of:
- Speaking at the UK-China Future Intelligence Collaboration Summit in Chongqing alongside a UK Government Minister.
- Meetings with a range of Chinese businesses and senior officials, including in Chengdu’s Jinjiang District (the city’s financial centre), who have a special interest in working with international partners in the fields of Smart City and Satellite Applications technology.
- Specialist legal advice on how to set up and establish a foothold in the Chinese market and protect their Intellectual Property.