Beacons of Excellence

The Nottingham Ningbo China Beacons of Excellence Research and Innovation Institute is a comprehensive platform that integrates global scientific innovation resources, in order to achieve innovative research, knowledge transfer and talent cultivation.


The Institute primarily addresses three prominent issues – Smart Manufacturing, Green Chemicals and Energy, Life Science and Health Care, all of which are closely connected with local development goals.

Each of the three areas will have a dedicated research centre hosting leading scholars and researchers. New academic staff will be recruited from all over the world to work in the institute.

Our research topics



Intelligent Manufacturing

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Green Chemicals and Energy


Life Science and Health Care


What we do

Top talent gathering

Cutting-edge technology R&D

Innovation talent training

Disseminating science and technology achievements

Emerging industry incubation

Innovation resource sharing

International connection