Professor Lord Susanatha Kumar Bhattacharyya, chairman of the Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) at the University of Warwick, was presented with China’s first ever National Rainbow Bridge Award in Beijing. He was awarded in recognition of the ‘lead role he played in the creation of strong and mutually beneficial technology partnerships between China and the UK.
Lord Bhattacharyya said the experience has been stimulating and exciting for over 30 years and he has witnessed the leaps in innovation in Chinese technology in every field. China’s Research and Development Budget is now larger than all of Europe’s and soon China will be the world’s largest innovator.
Lord Bhattacharyya founded WMG in 1980 to help invigorate UK manufacturing and improve competitiveness, leading to it now being counted among the world-leading research and education groups and one of the largest organisations dealing in facets of manufacturing developments.
President of the China-Europe Association for Technical and Economic Cooperation said he strongly promoted Sino-British exchanges in education, science and technology, Lord Bhattacharyya trained a number of talents for Chinese industries of automobile, aviation, aerospace, transportation and national defence, thereby contributing to Sino-British friendship.