Tag: innovation

A sleeping giant awakes

chinascientistChina spent an amazing $163bn on R&D last year. Even more amazing, thats  an 18% increase on the previous year.

The sheer size of the resources that China now devotes to R&D means that businesses in the west cannot afford to ignore rise of  China’s science-based industries. (continue reading…)


China moves up in innovation league

Once, the words ‘innovation’ and ‘China’ rarely appeared in the same sentence. But things are changing fast and innovators in mainland China are gaining rapidly in competitiveness compared with companies in developed economies of Europe, the US and elsewhere. (continue reading…)

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JA Solar inks tie-up

innovalight.jpgJA Solar, one of China's biggest solar cell manufacturers, hopes to leapfrog its rivals using innovative “solar ink” manufacturing technnology from a Silicon Valley start-up.

The announcement is just the latest example of how Chinese tech firms are challenging the commonly-held prejudice in the west that Chinese businesses do not innovate.

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