Final HK Briefing Session for SMEs Announced

ECCI will host the final briefing for SMEs on 4 October. This in-depth briefing is invite only for companies attending the October Trade Mission to Hong Kong. 

This final session will be an in-depth brief covering:

  • Hong Kong business culture and experience
  • General briefing on Chinese and HK culture and lifestyle
  • Specialist advice re certificates and product testing

We will hear from specialists from InvestHK, the Hong King Trade and Development Council, and the Confucius Institute.

We'll also hear from architect Harry Philips, Holmes Miller, who has successfully navigated the Hong Kong business environment over the last 10 years. Harry will share his experience of setting up and growing a business in China and Hong Kong which now has 10+ staff out of 2 offices. We will have a Q&A with the speakers and finish with a social drinks reception at so delegates can continue to get to know one another!

Please get in touch if you have questions about our Hong Kong office or the trip. Contact Ed Craig.

Stay posted for our final itinerary over the next few weeks.


ECCI/SDI Announce HK Trade Mission 22-29 October 2016

ECCI and Scottish Development International are offering funded places for eligible Scottish SMEs focused on identifying, sharing and creating low carbon partnerships and projects in the exciting region of Hong Kong.

This trip will introduce Scottish companies to senior Hong Kong business in key, cross-cutting sectors, as well as academic, environmental and government representatives. We will help you explore potential partnerships, routes to market, customers and business growth opportunities in the medium to long-term. 

Register your interest now, contact Ed Craig or Siobhan Dunn. Our next briefing session for eligible companies will be in partnership with CBBC, at their SME China Forum 2016 on 21 September in Glasgow. For more information about this unique event, designed to assist UK SMEs expand their business in the China market, visit the CBBC website here: To take up a FREE place at this event please contact us directly. 

Read more about the delegation on our events page


Scotland Hong Kong Carbon Innovation Centre

Opened in July 2015, the SHKCIC is a low carbon innovation hub for Scottish enterprises accessing new markets for their products and services and seeking partnerships in the Hong Kong market. The centre builds on the successful model established by Scotland's leading low carbon innovation hub.

The new Centre - ECCI's first international office and a Team Scotland partnership made up of ECCI, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Napier University, BRE Scotland and supported by the Scottish Government and Scottish Development International - is a hub, assisting Scottish enterprises and organisations in the low carbon and renewables industry seeking to enter the Hong Kong and Mainland China markets.

The work of the HKCIC:

• A hub to bring together Scottish & Hong Kong talent, resources and ideas

• Incubation space for new low carbon ideas, products & projects

• A home-from-home for Scottish enterprises entering Hong Kong and Chinese markets

• In house team dedicated to identifying, brokering and accelerating Scotland-Hong Kong partnerships

The Centre's creation builds on the 2015 Memorandum of Understanding between the Hong Kong Government and the Scottish Government 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.

Want to know more?

Contact us about ECCI in Hong Kong

To request further details or information please contact:

Siobhan Dunn, Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI),


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