The new links are hoped to create room to innovate new products and services for both Scottish and international markets thereby strengthening Scotland’s low carbon capabilities.
In 2012, Scottish Enterprise signed an MoU with the Hong Kong Science and Technology Park which established a low carbon hub to encourage Scottish companies to locate there to take advantage of the support that it can offer as well as offering Scottish companies a low risk way to become engaged locally in this low carbon cluster.
Scottish Development International has prioritised development of the low carbon market in Hong Kong in recognition of the potential growth in this market. It provides many opportunities for Scottish companies not only to export existing products and services, but to gain market knowledge and form partnerships.
Meanwhile, Lady (Susan) Rice, recently appointed Chairman of Scottish Water, has also been appointed as chairman of Scotland’s 2020 Climate Group in succession to Ian Marchant. She has been a vice-chairman of the Group since 2009, when it was formed.