The Spirit of Youth award recognises a significant and unique contribution from a UK alumnus to UK-China collaboration across the campaign’s pillars of education, culture and creative industries, sport, science and innovation, health and tourism.
Li Ruijiao (Ricky) - University of Essex and University of Liverpool
Li Ruijiao is the co-founder, product director and roboticist of AMY Robotics, an innovative technology company focusing on the research and development of service robots.
Li graduated with a BSc in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Liverpool, and went on to complete an MRes Computer Science in Robotics at the University of Essex. He believes that the excellent research environment and cutting-edge technology he had access to in the UK continue to influence him to the present day.