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Professor Yu Xiong Fellow

Professor Yu Xiong, Fellow

Prof. Yu Xiong is the Chair of Technology and Operations Management in Newcastle Business School of Northumbria University. Over the period of this appointment he has held the responsibility of Co-Director, North East Innovation Observatory (led by North East Local Economic Partnership), as well as Director of Enterprise Engagement.


Prof. Xiong’s research focuses on sustainable and technological issues in global supply chains, where he has published in leading international journals, including European Journal of Operational Research, International Journal of Production Research, International Journal of Production Economics, and Journal of Operational Research Society. His research on sustainable manufacturing has been cited by the All-Party Parliamentary Sustainable Resource Group and the All-Party Parliamentary Manufacturing Group in the UK Parliament. Before Northumbria, Prof. Xiong worked for University of East Anglia, Queen's University Management School, Belfast, and University of York.

Prof. Xiong advises the UK Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) about innovation collaboration with China via his role as a member of the China-UK Innovation Expert Group. He was a member of the International Affairs Committee, Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, in Chongqing (Chinese provincial parliament). He won the prestigious May 4th Medal from Provincial Chinese Government, and was invited by the 2012 London Olympic Organising Committee as an Olympic Torchbearer.

As principal investigator, his research has been funded by BEIS, British Academy, British Council, Innovation UK, Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult and others. He has been lead guest editor to many international journals, including International Journal of Technology Management and Technovation. Professor Xiong has extensive industrial experience, he is/was Director of several influential companies including Cocoon Networks and ADAPT Commercial. He is the founder of the China UK Entrepreneurship Competition since 2017. Professor Xiong is Fellow of Tsinghua University S&T Policy Research Institute (joint institute with Ministry of Science and Technology of China); Visiting Professor and Director of S&T Innovation Policy Institute of Zhejiang University, and Chair of Finance and Technology Innovation Centre of Central University of Finance and Economics.

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