It might seem odd to say after working for 15 years in bridging research and innovation collaboration between the UK and China, but I still find this a fascinating space. Anyone familiar with China’s breakneck pace will tell you that …
Grace Lang has 15 years' experience in initiating and facilitating bilateral and multilateral research and innovation funding initiatives through well-established networks across the UK, Europe and Chinese R&D funding agencies and intermediaries both at national and regional levels, in universities and the private sector. She has recently completed an EMBA programme with the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS).
Grace joined the Research Councils in August 2008 as Deputy Director and became director of the office in July 2014. Between 2003 and July 2008, she headed up the Science and Innovation section in the British Consulate General in Chongqing to drive UK-China R&D collaboration in Southwest China. During the same period, she was also the Science and Innovation Network’s national lead on engineering and materials science in China. Prior to that, Grace worked as an English lecturer in Sichuan International Studies University for several years.