University of Nottingham Ningbo China
International Doctoral Innovation Centre
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Services for Business


The International Doctoral Innovation Centre (IDIC) aims to establish a long-term cooperation between business in the United Kingdom and China, developing collaborative research and knowledge transfer activities between the two nations.

Through its partnership with Ningbo Municipal Government IDIC will support Ningbo’s economic transformation through knowledge exchange and PhD training. Our research outcomes will be transferred to industry.

The IDIC is interested in hearing from businesses and keen to discuss funding and collaboration opportunities, as well as those who might be able to offer internships to our students.

In return, we can offer support in driving your business forward, helping you to tackle the real-life issues which your industry are facing today and developing partnerships to ensure a long-term bilateral benefits.

For more information, please feel free to contact us.

Contact us

Enquiries about applications should be directed to:

Graduate School

The University of Nottingham Ningbo China Tel: +86 (0)574 8818 1063 Email:

General enquiries about the International Doctoral Innovation Centre and its services should be sent to:

International Doctoral Innovation Centre

The University of Nottingham Ningbo China

Tel: +86(0)574 8818 6440 Email: