ECCI in Hong Kong & Shanghai April 2016

01 May 2016

In Hong Kong, HKCCI participated in the signing of an MOU with the Hong Kong Construction Innovation Council to create a pathway for the transfer of innovative ideas, services and skills between Scotland and Hong Kong.

SVP Charlie Jeffery led a delegation to Shanghai JiaoTong University to participate in their 120th anniversary celebrations, participate in the prestigous C9 meeting (China’s top 9 Universities meet annually with invited guests) and a delegation of University academics from GeoSciences, Business School and the School of Economics to progress new dual Masters courses, joint research applications and executive education between Edinburgh and SJTU. 

Ed Craig led the academic delegation made up of five CEOs from leading low carbon SMEs and Enterprise Agencies to the new City of Lingang where the University and ECCI played a prominent role in the launch of the new Lingang City Government ‘Clean Path’ centre. The new centre based upon the ECCI model will aim to accelerate smart city and low carbon innovation and capacity building regionally and 5 commercial contracts will a combined value of over £1 million are in an advanced negotiation stage.

Gordon McGregor, CEO of SpotSensors, who participated in the trip had this to say:

“The support my business received from ECCI was outstanding. The team were able to help connect our business with opportunities that can help us establish a market presence in one of the most important global economies. Throughout the whole trip, the leadership and insight shown by ECCI was exemplary”  

- Gordon McGregor, Spotsensors