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Sep 26

UK-China Innovation Collaboration to tackle Antimicrobial Resistance

Innovate 2 jpegThe UK Department of Health and Innovate UK are launching a new funding call to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in collaboration with the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST). Relevant to both animal and human health, this call is expected to open early 2018. £10 million of Official Development Assistance (ODA) funding from the UK side, with 60 million RMB from the Chinese side, will be invested in bilateral, innovative projects addressing the growing threat of AMR.

Please use the link here to learn more about the competition specifics and scope.

In order to participate in this competition, it is necessary to form a consortium between businesses and academics in China and the UK. As such, on the behalf of Department of Health and Innovate UK, the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) will be delivering a variety of partnership building activities during autumn 2017 to support the formation of strong and sustainable consortia in preparation of this competition.

Meeting Mojo

To assists collaborations, an online partnering platform is now available here for both UK and Chinese applicants.

UK Roadshows

To assist initial networking of UK businesses and UK academics, three workshops will be held in different locations in the UK focussing on information sharing and partnering. Please sign up using the links below.

 

Partnership Building Visit to China

To provide the opportunity for UK delegates to meet potential partners in China, and to discuss potentials collaborations ahead of submitting a joint funding application, a visit to China is planned for 19th to 25th November 2017 (inclusive of travel time). The mission will include visits to Beijing and Shanghai. To learn more about the agenda, eligibility and how to apply, please use the link here.

Partnering webinar

To further assist partnering possibilities between UK and Chinese applicants, a partnering webinar will be held in due course. Please sign up to the KTN newsletter here or follow KTN on Twitter @KTNUK to stay up to date!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Dr Gabriela Juarez Martinez, Knowledge Transfer Manager for Pharma and Medtech.