Lancaster China Catalyst Programme

Lancaster University is embarking on a new initiative to leverage its global reach for the benefit of UK businesses

This £5.1 million 4-year initiative will engage several hundred technology-focused small and medium sized enterprises in the UK and facilitate 80 of these to develop collaborative research and development for new product development through robust partnerships with businesses located in the Guangdong Province. UK businesses selected to participate will embark on a leadership programme to build innovation, creativity and leadership capabilities within the company, geared to the challenges and opportunities of international collaboration and trade. This will be enabled by the resourcing of graduate-calibre teams with science, technology, management and design expertise, to work with UK and Chinese partners on specific collaborative projects in both the UK and China.

The project is funded by HEFCE, participant business contributions, Lancashire County Council and the Guangdong Provincial Office for Science & Technology. Key partners will include the Chinese Academy of Sciences, UK Trade & Investment, China-Britain Business Council and the Technology Strategy Board. Priority technology areas have been identified which match key UK growth sectors to the key industrial sectors of Guangdong Province: energy, environmental protection, new vehicle technology, digital and creative, materials, photonics, ICT, biotechnology and advanced manufacturing.

http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/news/articles/2013/lancaster-university-to-exploit-its-global-reach-for-the-benefit-of-uk-smes/ 

Project Team

CluneClune Stephen Clune Design for Sustainability, Design and Behavioural Change
CooperCooper Rachel Cooper Design Management, Design Policy, Design Thinking, Urban Design, Urban Sustainability, Socially Responsible Design, Design Against Crime, Design & Manufacture
EvansEvans Martyn Evans Design, Design Management, Design Futures, Design Strategy, Design and Branding, Design Policy, Design Thinking, New Product Development
DunnDunn Nick Dunn Urban Design, Design Thinking, Design & Manufacturing, Mapping, Visualisation, Speculative Design, Future Cities
CruickshankCruickshank Leon Cruickshank Open Design and Innovation, User Centred and User-Led Design, Interactive Design, Technology and Society, Design Methodology, Design Theory and Philosophy
AldoyAldoy Noor Aldoy Design and Innovation Manager - Lancaster China Catalyst Programme

Updates

Lancaster University students have scooped first prize at the final of the national Santander Big Ideas competition

Articleby Stephen Clune
Lancaster University students have scooped first prize at the final of the national Santander Big Ideas competition

Patrizia Carbone, Sebastien Combret and Kyaw Tun Sein, who are all studying a MSc in International Innovation as part of Lancaster University’s China Catalyst Programme, have received £5,000 towards their biometric authentication business idea. The trio have an idea for a bracelet that can read the unique ECG heart patterns of wearers and also includes a fingerprint scanner. The students believe the device would lead to greater security for...Read full article

Lancaster China Catalyst Programme Report

Lancaster China Catalyst Programme Report

This report aims to provide you with an overview of the Lancaster China Catalyst Programme and the progress it has made to date. As well as examples of the activities undertaken by companies that are participants in the Programme, we have used a selection of the resulting partnerships as case...Read full update

Design students progress low carbon solutions in China

Articleby Stephen Clune, Noor Aldoy, Nick Dunn
Design students progress low carbon solutions in China

Design students from Lancaster University are progressing low carbon solutions for a brighter future in Guangzhou, China. Dr Stephen Clune recently facilitated workshops for Masters of Science students in International Innovation to progress research projects that assist UK companies to develop collaborative R&D partnerships with Chinese Organisations. ...Read full article

Businesses pitch international R&D projects to students

Businesses pitch international R&D projects to students

Lancaster China Catalyst Programme Businesses meet masters Students on the MSc International Innovation program to develop International R&D projects

The final presentations of businesses involved in the Lancaster China Catalyst Programme have occurred. These sessions involved 11 LCCP UK...Read full update

Lancaster China Catalyst Programme Launch Event

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Lancaster China Catalyst Programme Launch Event

27th of October 2014, Lancaster University Management School, LUMS Lecture Theatre 1, Bailrigg, LA1 4YX

Driving UK Business Growth through International Innovation

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New Masters puts students’ skills to the test in China

New Masters puts students’ skills to the test in China

A ground-breaking new Masters programme from Lancaster University gives students the opportunity to work on high-impact business projects that develop collaboration between UK and Chinese SMEs.

The two-year MSc in International Innovation, which takes its first students from October, includes...Read full update