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CBI member The University of Nottingham and the Chinese Academy of Survey and Mapping (CASM), the academic arm of China's National Administration for Survey, Mapping, and Geoinformation (NASG), launched the Sino-UK Geospatial Engineering Centre in Beijing.
With its main site located at the China Surveying and Mapping Innovation Base in Beijing, the centre will develop geospatial information to solve key scientific issues for both countries. The centre will also have a presence at the Nottingham Geospatial Building in the UK.
The centre will promote innovation and technology transfer, leadership training, and staff and student exchange. In addition, it will explore funding opportunities and new project work, and act as a global incubation centre to realise beneficial combinations of R&D, production, and commercialisation.
Professor Chris Rudd, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Business Engagement and Knowledge Transfer at The University of Nottingham, said, "The University's relationship with the Chinese Academy of Survey and Mapping (CASM) and the recently re-named National Administration for Survey, Mapping, and Geoinformation (NASG) dates back eight years.
"We have a shared ambition—to create a Sino-UK centre of excellence that will accelerate the delivery of our vision. It represents the collaboration between China and UK in areas of leading research and development. We aim to benefit both parties and strengthen the ties between UK and China's high technology industries."
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