15th February 2013

UK-China Open Innovation and Technology Transfer Programme: Opportunities for Collaboration

The UK-China Science Healthtech Open Innovation Programme grew out of the highly successful Bradford China Bridges programme, which has been running for over 7 years. During this time the team has developed formal links with over 50 Chinese institutions, and secured over £15m of collaborative funding in China and in the UK. The programme aims to strengthen the UK’s translational research collaborations in China, support UK-China technology transfer and exchange, and further develop strategic partnerships with leading Chinese companies, universities and research organisations. The programme is currently focused on Pharmaceutical and Healthcare technology.

We now have an opening for UK organisations with proven technologies to work with companies based in the Changzhou area of China who are actively looking for technology transfer opportunities. Current areas of interest are outlined here.

At this stage, we will facilitate introductions between interested parties to establish what collaborations might be developed. We can then look to progress promising opportunities through access to travel funds to meet companies in China and subsequent access to up to £200,000 of Proof of Concept grant funding and a fully-supported application process. There are no costs associated with accessing this service, however the UK-China Healthtech Open Innovation team will charge a 10% success fee of any revenues secured through this programme.

For further information or to submit your expression on interest, please contact Dr Suzanne Emmett ( and include the reference number of the opportunity of interest. Please note the closing date for this current application round is Friday 15th February 2013.