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Innovation

The Aspen Waite China UK team offers extensive tailored support to innovation companies that are seeking to either:

  • Enter the Chinese market
  • Manufacture in China
  • Investment partnerships
  • Research and Development

Our approach comes from years of established and trusted friends and partnerships in the Chinese market. We assist both sides by supporting introductions to ‘trusted partners’ in both the public/government and private sector enterprise. We enjoy helping both UK and China in achieving their ambitions and mutual objectives for sustainable trade.

Whether you are an innovation company in the UK interested in expanding into the Chinese markets or one of our Chinese partners who are seeking UK Innovation, we will be with you along your journey, all the way to success.

China has a network of competing Economic Development Zones (EDZs) which are government-led, and within each of these, they are looking to collaborate with the UK in three areas:

Innovation and Incubation hubs:

Science, technology, trade and manufacturing. China would handle the manufacturing and distribution of products to the Chinese market and opportunities where China could invest in tech/ start ups from the UK

We specialise in identifying and building relationships with EDZs in China and assisting with their growth strategy, by way of introducing high level UK partners involved with disruptive innovation in the following sectors:

  • Medical innovation
  • Education
  • AgriTech
  • BioTech
  • Maritime
  • Heavy machinery manufacturing
  • Renewable energy
  • Nuclear
  • University

The Aspen Waite Innovation Hub in the South West coordinates and introduces potential business partnerships between UK and China. Our aim is to develop a number of specialist consortiums in various sectors for example AgriTech, Nuclear, Medical Innovation and Education.

Consortium of Maritime Specialists (COMS)

As the South West region of England is known as one of the principle maritime areas of the UK, we have created a maritime innovation network involving both public and private sectors, universities and other centres of excellence to develop a Consortium of Maritime Specialists. There will also be links with other regions including South Wales as well as international connections.

The group will undertake research and development in marine matters that are of great importance globally, both for the environment and for economic development. The scope of work will be agreed by all members, both nationally and internationally, to include Reduction of marine pollution:

1. Renewable sources of energy to power vessels,

2. Ballast water management,

3. Biofouling

4. Develop RUVs to clean ships’ hulls

5. Ocean plastics reduction

6. Lower carbon power trains

The effects of global warming:

1. Rising sea levels

2. Develop marine services to aid economic development in under-developed counties

3. Replace hazardous, over-loaded artisan level ferries with viable and safe vessels running to clear timetables, (especially in Africa)

4. Develop autonomous vessels as appropriate

5. Police illegal fishing

Develop offshore renewable energy:

1. Tide flow

2. Tidal lagoons

3. Wind turbines

4. Kinetic energy

5. Combine to provide humanitarian aid in the marine sector