Loughborough University London academic part of consortium awarded NSFC research grant

Loughborough University London and Zhejiang University of Finance and Economics academics have been jointly awarded a prestigious National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) research grant.

The grant (Grant No.: 72072156), titled ‘The Impact of Benefit Distribution and Knowledge Sharing on Industrial Innovation Alliance Stability Based on Evolutionary Game’, is for the award of RMB 500K and will run from Jan 2021 to Dec 2024.

Dr Tao Zhang, Senior Lecturer within the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Loughborough University London, is a key member the a consortium awarded the research grant. The consortium will be led by Professor Kai Sun of Zhejiang University of Finance and Economics.

The funds will allow Dr Tao Zhang and his research collaborators to engage in international research exchanges and to organise joint conferences.

The National Natural Science Foundation of China is a prestigious funding body globally and the award will facilitate Loughborough University London’s wider cooperation with partner universities in China on teaching as well as research.

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