International Low Carbon delegation to Hong Kong, 18-22 May 2015

05 May 2015

Smart City, Smart Solutions

International Low Carbon delegation to Hong Kong

ECCI and SDI joint trip, 18-22 May 2015

Hong Kong, with its major financial centre and a population of seven million people provides a unique and exciting opportunity for Scottish businesses focused on low carbon products and services. The trip, a full five days, will cover large infrastructure projects and important priorities with regard to energy efficiency, waste and water management, data capture and usage and intelligent mobility. Hong Kong and the economically vital Pearl River Delta region (PRD) with its huge manufacturing base and new super-cities offer enormous business potential for Scottish companies. As Asia’s new breed of city is directly incentivising investment and expenditure in green infrastructure and the built environment opportunities for Scottish businesses with low carbon products and services are finding new markets in the city which offers a gateway to China.

Low Carbon objective & exploring the marketplace

To introduce Scottish companies to senior Hong Kong business, academic, voluntary and  government representatives, explore potential partnerships and customers, and hear from experts regarding policy drivers, regulatory landscape, business environment and key business opportunities

Explore resilient and sustainable development – provide direct experience of good practice examples and knowledge share within Hong Kong business environment. Focused around intelligent mobility, usage and integration of big data, effective financing and integrating low carbon and innovative technologies and processes to future proof projects in order to make them sustainable, resilient and able to adapt to climate change threats.

ECCI and SDI are working with a number of organisations including The Climate Group, Invest Hong Kong, The Hong Kong Science and Technology Park, Pinset Mason, Green Business Council and UKTI to deliver a packed agenda including:

  • Pre-visit webinar briefing by The Climate Group
  • Full delegate passes and speaking roles in The Climate Group, China Light & Power (CLP), Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) and ECCI sponsored conference – City Carbon Vision 2015: Risk and Resilience
  • Attendance (invitation only) at City Carbon Vision 2015: Risk and Resilience networking dinner with local sponsors at the exclusive Hong Kong Jockey Club
  • Group meetings and pitches – a number of high level meetings with organisations and corporations interested and pre-briefed regarding Scottish low carbon products and projects such as UKTI, Invest Hong Kong, Swire Group, China Light and Power, Marks & Spencer, HK Jockey Club as well as Universities such as PolyU
  • Tour & networking reception at the Hong Kong Science and Technology Park (HKSTP) – in association with the HKSTP, RBS and Invest HK including access and presentations by partners and local stakeholders of the new ‘Scottish low carbon hub’ in Hong Kong
  • Site visits to low carbon good practice in and around Hong Kong such as the award-winning mobility and data management platform, Octopus and MTR
  • Individual B2B meetings with key HK and international businesses and investors
  • The delegation includes organisations and businesses involved in ECCI’s Smart Accelerator project which aims to accelerate the development of major smart city and sustainable island projects in Scotland.  

Delegate companies include:

BRE, Rufus Logan 

Experts on the sustainable built environment        

Envirocentre, Paul Darnborough
Environmental consultants across a number of areas focusing on waste management & recycling

GS RENEWABLE and GS PassivHaus, Thomas Vaughan

Energy Efficiency Specialists (winners of the UK National Heat Pump Award in 2013) and developing carbon negative housing               

Route Monkey, Kate Armitage

Solve complex mobility problems via optimisation of assets including vehicles, employees and infrastructure by automating the planning process and driving efficiencies within all types of businesses and organisations             

Spot Sensors, Gordon McGregor 

Development and delivery of internet connected environmental sensor devices – target markets include air quality monitoring

Sunamp Ltd., Maurizio Zaglio

A leader in thermal energy storage and have devleloped the sunamp heat battery a very efficient battery storage solution delivering heat and hot water  

Sustainable Partners Ltd., Dr Bob Irving

Conversion of algae biomass to transport biofuel; bioethanol and other relevant by-products of the process

Colour Elements, Karen Finlayson          

Colour Elements offers inspiration for worn-colour through digital products and training for leaders within retail, business and politics – reducing wasteful consumption of clothing.

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To request further details or information please contact:

Doreen Reid, Scottish Development International (SDI), Doreen.Reid@scotent.co.uk

Siobhan Dunn, Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI), Siobhan.dunn@ed.ac.uk

Ed Craig, Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI), Jackie.smith@ed.ac.uk

About Scottish Development International (SDI)

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