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The European Cleantech Internationalisation Initiative (EC2i) goes international

  • CleanConnect Conference

The European Cleantech Internationalisation Initiative (EC2i), a two-year project, involving 5 clusters, gathering 800 SME, goes international with a mission to China.

Organised in Shanghai, from November 13 to November 16, 2018, the objective is to match European SMEs with Chinese partners to export European cleantech technology to the Chinese market. Special focus will be on:

  • VOCs Treatment
  • Soil & Groundwater Remediation
  • Waste to Value
  • Industrial Wastewater
  • Monitoring and Smart Solutions.

Due to rapid industrialisation and urbanisation, China has experienced environmental degradation. In response, the Chinese government has implemented policies to accelerate the deployment of environmental technologies in fields ranging from water treatment, clean energy, and air pollution to soil remediation. Because of this policy push, the Chinese cleantech market will reach EUR2.28 trillion by 2020.

This matchmaking event is an opportunity for European cleantech SMEs who are affiliated with the International Cleantech Network to take part in tailor-made B2B meetings with Chinese companies and networking events. Beyond the interest of the event as, such, this matchmaking mission is an opportunity to demonstrate the strength of the ESCP4i programme in supporting the internationalisation of European SMEs.