Posts tagged: China

University-Industry Link: UK-China Higher Education Forum – 25th March 2014 (Bristol)

21 February 2014

Registration open for this event

Co-hosted by the University of Bristol, British Council and the UK Higher Education International Unit, the forum brings together UK leaders of higher education sector, industry and government departments to join the debate with 25 senior leaders and managers from Chinese Universities and government departments. This is the fifth time that British Council hosts UK-China Higher Education Forum following the success of the previous four at Derby, York, Cardiff and Nottingham respectively in the past years.

Event aims and objectives

The forum aims to provide a platform for university leaders, managers and industry/government representatives to discuss how to engage with each other for mutual benefit.

Who can attend?

This event is aimed at university senior leaders and managers, university heads of international offices and representatives from government and industry.

How can I apply?

Please contact Zhao Li, Education Manager, British Council Beijing to register your interest. Email: Tel: +86(10)65906903 ext. 221

TSB – UK-China Partnerships in Sustainable Manufacturing

20 December 2013


UK-China Partnerships in Sustainable Manufacturing




26th March 2014 (register by 19th March 2014)


£500,000 – 800,000


TSB, EPSRC, and China’s Ministry of Science and Technology invite Expressions of Interest for collaborative R&D projects that make manufacturing processes more sustainable. The aim of the competition is to help UK academics to work with academic or industrial partners in China, and UK businesses to trial new processes with Chinese manufacturers.

In line with the TSB’s high value manufacturing strategy, projects must address at least one of the following areas:

  • conversion to alternative renewable or more sustainable raw materials
  • better management of quality variation in raw materials
  • adding value to/increasing re-use of waste streams within/across production processes
  • innovative heat or energy management or input in production
  • changing from manufacturing in batches to continuous processes
  • novel chemical processes and reactor designs, including novel catalysis, flow chemistry or use of novel solvents or solvent-free processes
  • novel processes based on industrial biotechnology
  • improved production measurement, analysis and process control
  • lightweighting of components through novel manufacturing processes
  • net-shape or near-net-shape manufacturing processes. 

All projects should show the additional benefits of co-operation between the UK and China, and applicants must show how their projects will make an overall positive contribution in terms of economic, environmental and social impacts: the triple bottom line, taking into account the full product lifecycle.


12 – 24 months


Proposals must be collaborative, and must include both a Chinese and a UK applicant. Project partners can include academics and research and technology organisations, as well as companies, and they can be business-led or researcher-led.


Latest Funding Opportunities Digest: 15th October 2013

15 October 2013

The following funding opportunities have recently been announced. Please follow the links for more information. 

UK Funders

EU Funders

International Funders

  • Humanitarian Innovation Fund – Small & Large Grants. Closing Date: 28th October 2013 (EoIs for the Large Grants)

Latest Funding Opportunities Digest: 30th September 2013

30 September 2013

The following funding opportunities have recently been announced. Please follow the links for more information.

UK Funders

 EU Funders 

  • EU – ERA-NET – Transnational Joint Call 2013. A total budget of approximately €33 million is available for projects lasting up to 36 months. Closing Date: 30th October 2013.

Internal Funds

  • University of Salford – VC’s Early Career Scholarships. £2,000 bursary, minimum research workload allocation and dedicated mentoring support. Closing Date: 31st October 2013.