Peter Young

Prosperity Programme Manager for the Science and Innovation Network in China

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10th February 2017 Beijing

by Peter Young

Prosperity Programme Manager for the Science and Innovation Network in China

On a Mission

“By 2030 China’s urbanisation rate will have increased from 56% to 70%.” On the face of it the projection doesn’t look that alarming. Yet what it means is another 200 million people moving from the countryside to cities. What has been called history’s largest human migration began in the late 1970s with Deng Xiaoping’s reform […]

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About Peter Young

Peter is the Prosperity Programme Manager for the Science and Innovation Network in China. He oversees a portfolio of 13 projects funded through the UK government’s Prosperity fund. The network…

Peter is the Prosperity Programme Manager for the Science and Innovation Network in China. He oversees a portfolio of 13 projects funded through the UK government’s Prosperity fund. The network uses these projects to take forward work in priority areas which include: agritech, animal testing, space, data, innovation and knowledge transfer.

A key priority for Peter is designing a four year (2017-2021) Prosperity Innovation Programme. This programme will help China to become a more innovative economy and create opportunities for UK business in strategic sectors. His aim is that that this project will be delivered through: the building of a platform that links innovation centres in the UK and China, the establishment of UK-China innovation demonstrators and carrying out research to help reform Chinese policy.

Peter has been based in China since 2010 and previously held positions in the UK’s Climate Change and Energy Network and UK Trade and Investment.

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