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Innovation China UK
Room E204
Queens' Building
Queen Mary, University of London
Mile End Road
London E1 4NS


ICUK Team Contact Information

Manyi Cristofoli, Director

Manyi has been working in the UK higher education knowledge transfer field over the last 15 years and leading the ICUK programme since 2007. She also serves as the Board Directors of Queen Mary Research and Consulting (Hong Kong) Limited, Mary Education Management Advisory (Beijing) Co. Ltd and Juwei Co. Limited. She is a frequent contributor to the UK government policy research in UK-China joint innovation, intellectual property protection and technology commercialisation. Before joining the public sector, Manyi was the founding member and senior executive of two technology start-ups specialised in Bioinformatics and Engineering, responsible for in international business development and licensing and based in London and Shanghai over 8 years. Manyi has BSc in Engineering from Tongji University, a MBA in Innovation Management from Imperial College London, and a LLM in Intellectual Property Laws from University of London.

+44 (0)207 882 8341

Dr Xuanye Gu, Senior Business Development Manager

Xuanye joined QMI in 2016 responsible for business development and commercial exploitation arising from QMUL. His career began as a design engineer in a telecommunication equipment vendor in China, followed by a MBA program in the UK to over eight years of collaborative research with BT, UK research councils and universities. Thereafter, he spent fourteen years at BT working as a Senior Research Scientist for delivering R&D projects, innovations, and new services to BT Groupís business units. He worked for ZTE Corporation UK as the Presales Chief Technical Officer before working with Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd as the Programme Manager for 5G programme with 5GIC in the University of Surrey and industrial partners. He has a PhD in engineering sponsored by BT and an MBA sponsored by UK industry.

+44 (0)207 882 3752

Shirley Lam, Project & Event Manager

Shirley has joined the ICUK team in May 2016, focusing on the management of major FCO funded UK-China innovation projects and partnering events organisation. She also supports the development of new partnerships between QMUL life sciences and medical school academics and Chinese research institutes and technology companies. Before joining ICUK, she worked as a conference organiser and organised events in a wide range of sectors covering finance, digital marketing, innovation and big data. After graduating from her Masters, she worked in various labs as an intern (University of Hong Kong, Dept of Microbiology and Imperial College London, Dept of Cell and Molecular Biology) and research assistant (University of Oxford, Dept of Experimental Psychology). Shirley obtained her B.Sc. in Medical Biochemistry from Kingís College London, M.Sc. in Infection and Immunity from UCL and M.Ed. Psychology of Education from University of Bristol. She also attended a short course in Bioinformatics at the Bloomsbury Centre for Genetic Epidemiology and Statistics.

+44 (0)207 882 8342



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