Monday, January 28, 2008

New perspectives on Chinese innovation

[28 January 2008 - DEMOS - UK] China has big plans to boost its capacity for homegrown innovation. It is rising fast up the global league tables for investment, publications and patents, and a recent review by the OECD concludes that China 'is now a major R&D player'. But further progress will depend on the playing out of a complicated set of tensions: between the planned economy and the market; between national priorities and global networks; between the hardware of research infrastructure and the software of culture, skills and creativity.This half day workshop aims to provide a series of fresh perspectives on Chinese innovation, whilst also encouraging networking and an exchange of ideas between the many UK-based projects now working on aspects of Chinese innovation. Speakers include:
  • Gang Zhang, Principal Administrator, OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry
  • Richard Halkett, Executive Director of Policy and Research, NESTA
  • Simon Collinson, Professor of International Business and Innovation, Warwick Business School
  • Nikolas Rose, Professor of Sociology & Director, BIOS Centre, London School of Economics
  • Rushanara Ali, Associate Director, The Young Foundation
  • David Tyfield, Research Associate, Lancaster University & Demos
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