of Technology
& Innovation

The Technology and Innovation Committee is the first Sino-UK tech focused platform in China. Our committee brings together industry leaders, government departments, and non-profit organisations to create a single voice for British innovation in the Chinese market. Let’s connect.

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Our purpose

We improve cooperation and commercial ties in the technology sector.

What we do

Advocate British technology and innovation interests in the Chinese market to increase cross-border trade and investment in the sector.

Inform stakeholder of the latest innovations, industry trends, and committee activities through different social channels and newsletters.

Promote the technology, innovations and vitality of the British and Chinese ecosystems via a series of events and digital marketing activities.

Connect innovators, investors, corporates, and organisations from both countries through member networks and chamber events.

Collaborate with a network of partners (both private and public) through various channels and mediums to drive commercial outcomes.

Meet our Committee


Benjamin Speyer
Founder & CEO, Serica

ExCo Sponsor

Linian Li
Country Manager,
Modern Water

Ex-Officio Member

Tony Clemson
Deputy Director of Innovation & Industry, Department of International Trade (DIT)

Ex-Officio Member

James Dunn
Executive Director, The British Chamber of Commerce Shanghai

Ex-Officio Member

Kiran Patel
Senior Director, China Britain Business Council (CBBC)

Ex-Officio Member

Cathy Xu
Vice President of East China, London & Partners

Ex-Officio Member

Richard Seymore
Regional Director, Trade and Investment, China,
Invest Northern Ireland

Ex-Officio Member

Kevin Liu
Head of China and Head of Energy Asia Pacific, Scottish Development International (SDI)

Ex-Officio Member

Karen Sun
Chief Representative, Welsh Government Shanghai Office

Ex-Officio Member

Dakota Du
Investment Manager, Northern Powerhouse | DIT


David Messenger
CEO, LianLian Global

Dr Sharon Chan
Head of JLABS @ Shanghai, Johnson & Johnson

Dr Yitong Li
CEO, NewGenEco

Jake Watkin
Managing Partner,
8 Hours Ahead

Vicky Mao
General Manager,
BITE Investments

Fred Zhu
Head of Technology,

Andrew Starforth
General Manager, Silverstream Technologies

Angie Zhu
General Manager, Microsoft AI & IoT Insider Labs

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BritCham Shanghai is an organisation proudly run by its members — for its members. Whether your business is based in China or overseas, we welcome you to be part of our community. Let's connect, and become a member today.