Apply for a Future Cities mission to China
Innovate UK is seeking applications for its Future Cities mission to China from 26-30 November 2018.
The mission is designed to offer UK urban innovators a unique opportunity to enter the Chinese market.¬†¬† It is open to established, UK-registered micro, small and medium-sized enterprises and urban innovators looking for Chinese customers, partners or investment in these areas:
- Smart mobility, including CO2 emissions, efficiency in transport systems, multi-modal transport and connectivity, and the user experience
- Affordable healthcare for an ageing population, using big data to offer patient-centred solutions, integrate healthcare platforms, and deliver high-performance computing services and cloud platforms for health management
- Sustainable urban environments, using smart platforms to monitor and forecast industrial and domestic pollution, energy efficiency and optimisation, brownfield management and urban waste
- Urban planning and technology infrastructure including IoT, systems integration, data analytics and smart grid.
The mission will highlight the wealth of opportunity for UK companies in China‚Äôs Greater Bay Area. ¬†This cluster of 11 cities across the Guangdong – Hong Kong – Macau province is Asia‚Äôs most dynamic region. ¬†It‚Äôs currently developing into a global hub for technology and innovation and has aspirations to become a world-leading economic centre that will rival Tokyo, San Francisco and New York.
The successful cohort of UK urban innovators will primarily visit the city of Shenzhen. ¬†It‚Äôs a centre of technology for internet start-ups, including Tencent and Huawei. ¬†Once the makeup and objectives of the delegation are confirmed, a bespoke mission week programme will be designed which may also incorporate trips to other cities such as Zhuhai, Zhongshan, Guangzhou, Dongguan, Wuhan and Hefei.
Please¬†click here¬†to apply.¬† The deadline for applications is 17 August 2018.