EXCLUSIVE by our Far East Correspondent
The Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI) has teamed up with Invest Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Science and Innovation Park to host a joint seminar exploring the opportunities for investing and locating low carbon business in Hong Kong.
The ECCI is holding an investment briefing on 18 June 2014 in Edinburgh.
The session will allow Simon Galpin, Director General of Invest Hong Kong to discuss the new ‘Start-me-up’ initiative being launched in London the previous day, and also introduce ECCI’s plans for a new Hong Kong Knowledge Exchange Centre, due to open in early 2015 that will act as a hub for Scottish enterprise and organisation’s interested in exploring and locating their low carbon products and services in Hong Kong.
The event will be attended by organisations and enterprises interested in trading and developing a base in Hong Kong and will be attended by the new Director General of the Hong Kong Economic Trade Office for Europe and Russia, Erica Ng.
ECCI HK Knowledge Exchange Centre
The event follows last month’s soft launch of ECCI’s plans for a Hong Kong Knowledge Exchange Centre, developed as part of a wider ‘team Scotland’ partnership approach will be based at the Hong Kong Science & Technology Park (www.hkstp.org) which is planned to open early in 2015.
The Centre will act as a hub for Scottish partnership projects, enterprises and activities, will host staff specifically employed to develop projects and enable and support Scottish enterprises and organisations seeking to enter and create local partnerships and introduce new and innovative products and services. Centre staff will engage with Government, Academic and Enterprise focused organisations to forge new projects and create two way resource and knowledge exchange opportunities.
Last month, ECCI, in partnership with the Royal Bank of Scotland, ‘soft-launched’ the centre as well as the Hong Kong chapter of the global carbon network, the Association for Carbon Professionals (ACP) in Hong Kong.
Why Hong Kong?
Known as the Gateway to Asia, Hong Kong is the number one business city in Asia and a great base for companies that want to do business in Mainland China and across the Asia-Pacific.
The Hong Kong Government is enterprise friendly with a keen interest in supporting investment and low carbon/green initiatives with tax incentives and public projects.
The recent Memorandum of Understanding between the Hong Kong Government and the Scottish Government aims to develop closer partnerships between Hong Kong and Scotland to address the key challenges presented through climate change and our transition to a lower carbon economy.
Scotland is increasingly viewed as having a leadership role in the design and implementation of creative and effective policy, innovation and learning practices to help regional and national progression to a lower carbon society and economy.
For more information:
ECCI International http://edinburghcentre.org/International.html
Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation
High School Yards, Edinburgh EH1 1LZ
t: +44 (0)131 650 5326
Register online: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/edit?eid=11806811491