Intellectual Property Attaché at the British Embassy Visits CUNJC
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On the afternoon of October 15, Conor Murray, Intellectual Property Attaché of the British Embassy in China, Jiang Xinyun, Senior Intellectual Property Officer of the British Consulate General in Shanghai, and Lu Jian, Senior Official of the Regional Affairs Office (Jiangsu) of the British Consulate General in Shanghai, visited the new site of the CUNJC. Professor Daping Chu, academic director and CEO of the CUNJC, hosted an online meeting with the visitors, accompanied by General Research Manager Albert Wu, and Dr. Chris Pearson, Nanjing Project Manager of University of Cambridge. The two parties conducted in-depth exchanges on international intellectual property protection (IPR), cooperation, application and personnel training.



Mr. Murray and his party firstly visited the exhibition hall of the CUNJC. Focused on the Centre's commercialisation operation path and intellectual property training, Albert Wu introduced the Centre's scientific research areas, projects, operation mode, and functional layout of the new site.


At the subsequent meeting, Prof. Daping Chu shared the development of the Centre's intellectual property practice with the visitors.


He said that as the first research institution established by the University of Cambridge outside the UK, the IPR is of great significance to the development of the Centre. Oriented by applied research, the Centre promotes the technological development, innovation and commercialisation of Cambridge’s IPR in China through various paths such as self-holding, authorization, and technology transfer. He particularly emphasised that, in contrast to the more academic focus of the University of Cambridge as an institution, the Nanjing centre has a greater emphasis on commercial activity directly within the local market. Facing the successful model established by the University to promote basic research and innovation, the Centre combines it with local actual needs and focuses on market-oriented application R&D innovation. Meanwhile, relying on the convenient conditions of the new site, the Centre is committed to the transformation of results according to local conditions, and strives to explore an intellectual property operation mechanism suitable for the sustainable development of the Centre to support and ensure the smooth development of technological innovation and entrepreneurial incubation.



Mr. Murray introduced to the Centre the rich experience of the British Embassy in supporting the development of British companies in China. He hopes to understand the actual needs of British universities, including Cambridge, for the development in China through seminars, and to further promote academic cooperation and contacts between the UK and China. Regarding the important role of intellectual property in promoting China's economic development and efforts made by the Centre in the promotion and protection of intellectual property, he expressed his recognition and appreciation and hoped to keep contacting with the Centre.


As a supporting platform for the University of Cambridge’s cooperation in China, the CUNJC covers international high-end original scientific research projects, innovative research and development, results transformation, international academic exchanges and talent training. It has always regarded the development of intellectual property rights and protection as an indispensable part of stimulating innovation and promoting the integration of industry and academia. The Centre has successfully held the first International Seminar on Technology Innovation and Intellectual Property in April this year. In future, the Centre will continue to give full play to the advantages of its resources, conduct in-depth protection of the IPR, and promote the win-win exchange of IPR cooperation.