Introducing the UK-China Smartcities initiative

The UK-China Smartcities initiative – driven by the Manchester Urban Institute – aims to produce a blueprint for smart green city governance that will lead the way in developing more smart green cities in China, while also fostering UK-China cooperation and opening up business opportunities for UK SMEs. The initiative is currently busy establishing working partnerships between actors including the Manchester Urban Institute, Manchester City Council, Future Cities Catapult, the China Center for Urban Development and the Chinese Academy of Governance.

China Regional Cities Network is busy extending and influence into China’s key regional economies, building ties with local governments and supporting UK businesses

The Regional Cities Network brings together more than 20 officers operating out of the Embassy in Beijing and Consulates General in Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chongqing and Wuhan. These officers are focused upon building the UK’s relationship with provinces within which the UK has no bricks-and-mortar representation. (more…)

The EIP-SCC representation tour visits Sustainable Energy Week

The EIP-SCC representation tour stopped off at the Brussels-hosted Sustainable Energy Week. During the week 13-17 June, representatives of EIP-SCC were available to answer attendees questions. In addition, the EIP-SCC held a further two networking sessions at the nearby Residence Palace to promote two Sustainable Urban Mobility initiatives:  Scaling-Up Smart Electro-Mobility Solutions in Europe and Sustainable Mobility in the Smart City.