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China turning up the heat?

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International R&D collaboration is on the rise as China sets out to meet its smart grid goals.

French energy company Alstom signs a new R&D partnership with CET, a subsidiary of China’s State Grid Corporation and one of the largest electrical equipment companies in China. Under the terms of the agreement, CET and Alstom will cooperate on the development and manufacture of key technologies for future ultra high voltage electrical grids.

Is this a signal that China’s R&D efforts will become increasingly collaborative?

To read more, see http://tinyurl.com/3mdwk6v.

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Rachel specialises in biomedical and energy-related innovation as well as international innovation policy. She has particular experience in sector-specific trend mapping, survey building and benchmarking of intellectual property environments. Rachel’s work focuses on Europe, with special emphasis on the UK and Spain, and she speaks fluent Spanish. She gained direct experience with UK innovation policy while interning with the UK’s then Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills.
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