Exchange & Visit

UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Delegation Visited SARI
date: 2016-12-07

December 5, 2016 – A delegation led by John Loughhead, Chief Scientific Adviser, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, paid a visit to Shanghai Advanced Research Institute, and was warmly welcomed by President Feng Songlin, Vice President Sun Yuhan and Assistant President Wei Wei. 

President Feng introduced SARI’s overall development plan and ongoing research activities, followed by an overview of SARI cooperation with UK partners, and a few presentations from energy and IT sectors. John Loughhead thanked SARI for the hospitality, and pointed out that UK government would make more efforts to support international cooperation, science and technology R&D, and provide more funding for the technology industrialization, hoping both sides could find projects of mutual interest for strategic cooperation. Kevin Baughan, Chief Development Officer of Innovate UK mentioned that 20% to 30% of the funding from the program goes to research organizations partnering with industry. SARI’s cooperation with UK universities and industry has very solid foundation, and the parties could further discuss new cooperation projects. Vice President Sun highly agreed with the UK opinions in terms of cooperation and innovation, and said that SARI would explore the complementary advantages of both sides for better cooperation mechanism. 

John Loughhead also visited to the Low Carbon Conversion Center, and discuss with researchers around topics of microalgae, CCUS and catalysts, etc.

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