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Applications open for partnership visit to China to tackle Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)

Posted on 21/09/2017

Partnership Building Visit to China | 19-25 Nov 2017

Participants will be selected on a competitive basis through an Assessment Panel. Interested organisations are requested to:

a) Read the detailed information about the competition

b) Fill in the application form and email it to both Dr Gabriela Juarez Martinez (gabriela.juarezmartinez@ktn-uk.org) and Lorna Miller (lorna.miller@ktn-uk.org) by BST 5:00pm on Tuesday 10th October 2017.

In the context of upcoming UK-China joint funding opportunities to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR), the UK Department of Health, Innovate UK and the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) would like to support UK organisations in establishing strong collaborations with Chinese partners in the field of AMR. We recognise that having the opportunity to meet potential partners and discuss potential collaborations ahead of submitting a joint funding application would be valuable.

For this reason, the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) and the British Embassy Beijing are organising a Partnership Building Visit to China between 19th-25th November 2017 (inclusive of travel time). The mission will include visiting Beijing and Shanghai. KTN would like to invite applications from leading UK businesses and research organisations interested in this partnering opportunity. Find out more information about the scope of the competition.

Our objective is to take approximately 15 UK delegates to China and provide sufficient opportunity for these stakeholders to identify and meet with potential Chinese partners, and take forward discussions on collaborations. We also aim to give UK stakeholders a good first-hand appreciation of the AMR challenges faced by China in both animal and human health in the context of what it means to work with counterparts in China.

The visit will most likely consist of:

  • Partnering Workshops where UK and Chinese companies and research organisations can showcase their capabilities and areas of project interest to discuss potential collaborations through 1-to-1 meetings.
  • Introductory event(s) for UK stakeholders to gain further understanding of the agricultural and health landscape in China, and associated challenges and innovation needs.
  • Visit(s) to Chinese organisations and/or projects that reflects the AMR challenges faced in China in both animal and human health.

The visit aims to benefit businesses and research organisations with innovation capabilities and genuine interest in collaborating with Chinese partners under the upcoming UK-China collaboration to tackle AMR and other future funding.

Participants will be selected on a competitive basis through an Assessment Panel. Interested organisations are requested to fill in the application form (see related documents below) to be submitted by email to Dr Gabriela Juarez Martinez (gabriela.juarezmartinez@ktn-uk.org) and Lorna Miller (lorna.miller@ktn-uk.org) by BST 5:00pm on Tuesday 10th October 2017.

Successful applicants will be informed by Friday 13th October 2017. Successful applicants will be expected to pay a £400 contribution towards costs of the visit, primarily to cover flights and accommodation. Successful applicants will be expected to arrange and pay for their own business visa to China (a formal Invitation Letter and instructions on how to apply will be provided). A passport with at least 6 months of remaining validity and blank visa pages is required.