UK-China Research-Industry Creative Partnerships Call


AHRC is pleased to announce a call for UK-China Research-Industry Creative Partnerships. This is the second stage of a new international programme seeking to develop research-industry partnerships between the UK and China in the creative industries. The programme is funded through the UKRI (UK Research and Innovation) Fund for International Collaboration (FIC).

The overarching aim of the programme is to enable a rapid scaling-up of engagements between the UK and China – with a specific focus on Shanghai as China’s cultural and creative industries powerhouse – in order to facilitate new collaborations in the creative industries that deliver sustained economic, cultural and intellectual benefits in both countries.

The call will establish between 5 and 8 Creative Partnerships bringing together HEIs and / or Independent Research Organisations, creative industries businesses and other key partner organisations to deliver new activity around an area of thematic focus that will drive growth and world-leading standards of research and innovation through the pooling of expertise, knowledge and resources. The Partnerships will be balanced in the division of roles, responsibilities and activities between the two countries and comprise an appropriate mix of academic expertise and creative industry representation both from the UK and China.

The UK-China Research-Industry Creative Partnerships should be framed around R&D activity in one of the following areas: