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On the grid? China thinks big on smart grid technology

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Chinese officials have outlined plans to invest nearly $500 billion in electric power infrastructure — including roughly $90 billion in smart grid technologies — by 2020. According to a report by the Center for American Progress, Chinese leaders view smart grid technology as “the next industrial revolution”.

What does the regulatory landscape need to look like in China for this to be possible, and will it also open unsolicited opportunities for foreign competitors?

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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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