In publishing this UK Future Cities Business Portfolio for China, our aim is to help UK companies not only apply their urban innovations to cities in the UK, but also gain greater access to opportunities in high growth overseas markets.
China has more than twice as many people living in cities as any other country, and a strong drive to leverage technology to tackle urban challenges. This makes it an important partner country for Future Cities Catapult’s international work.
The portfolio was formally launched at The Fourth China Smart City International Expo 2018 in Shenzhen by our CEO Nicola Yates, in a ceremony observed by the UK’s Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Trade Graham Stuart MP. As part of the activity around the launch we have been working in partnership with the UK Science and Innovation Network to lead a mission to China with six of the companies that feature in the portfolio, engaging with Chinese business and government leaders along the way.
If you would like to find out more about the portfolio, and how you can be involved in similar opportunities in the future, please contact our International Partnerships Manager for China Peter Young.