Making science work for development

£20 million for UK-China low carbon innovation programme

10 March 2014

The UK's Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) have signed a new memorandum of understanding (MoU) to agree a new £20 million three-year programme that will support research to develop new low carbon manufacturing processes and technologies, low carbon cities and offshore renewables in the UK and China.

Under the MoU, the UK and China will each commit £10 million of matched resources over the next three years and there will be approximately £6.6 million available each year. The agreement, is the latest collaboration in a series of joint research programmes stretching over the last five years that have already reaped rich rewards for both countries.

Professor Li Ming, Deputy Director, Department of Engineering and Materials Sciences at NSFC said, “In the past few years, NSFC and RCUK have witnessed substantive development of their bilateral relationship and enjoyed successful collaboration in the area of energy research. We look forward to continuing the collaboration and bringing more benefits to the two scientific communities.”

For the full report see the EPSRC press release.