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

Trevor Lewis
Deputy Director, Innovation and Industry, Department of nternational Trade (DIT)

Ex-Officio Member

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

Ex-Officio Member

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

Ex-Officio Member

Karen Sun
Chief Representative, Welsh Government Shanghai Office

Ex-Officio Member

Dakota Du
Investment Manager, Northern Powerhouse | DIT

Ex-Officio Member

Richard Baker
Head of China and Regional Lead Energy APAC, Scottish Development International (SDI)

Ex-Officio Member

Bingbing Zhao
Chief Representative, Greater China London & Partners


David Messenger
CEO, LianLian Global

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

Jake Watkin
Managing Partner,
8 Hours Ahead

Vicky Mao
General Manager,
BITE Investments

Fred Zhu
Managing Partner,
Wisest Talent

Andrew Starforth
General Manager, Silverstream Technologies

White Paper


UKNCC Contributor Series:

How should the UK view China’s technological rise

BITE A Close-up on

Ultra-High-Net-Worth Women Investors

BITE  The Tech’s Factor:

The digitalization of private markets in 2022 and beyond

Platinum members

Join us

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.