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Booming international cooperation of environmental protection in ET&TP
□ Since the beginning of 2014, ET&TP has carried out cooperation with enterprises and research and development institutions of countries including America, South Korea and Australia, appearing a good internationalization trend.
□ Following deepening of communication, ET&TP has successively established international technology docking centers with related government organizations of 7 countries. In 2014, it will actively conduct connection with America, Singapore, Israel, Spain and other countries, and plans to build 4 clean technology docking centers.
□ After learning about the other parties' cooperation mentality of wanting while fearing, ET&TP has tried to guide both sides to carry out cooperation through providing supportive funds and other modes, thus adding bargaining chips for Yixing enterprises during negotiation.
In this March, South Korea LG Electronics Group, a World Top 500 enterprise, signed cooperation letter of intent with ET&TP (China Yixing Industrial Park for Environmental Science & Technology). According to the agreement, both sides will carry out tight cooperation in environmental equipment and material supply, environmental protection project BOT undertaking and other fields, cooperating to open up a new market of environmental protection in China. Since the beginning of 2014, ET&TP has carried out cooperation with enterprises and research and development institutions of countries including America, South Korea and Australia, appearing a good internationalization trend. Zhou Jianzhong, Director of the International Docking Center of ET&TP, introduced: "Yixing's environmental protection industry once encountered crisis of confidence during the process of internationalization. However, the government won trust by means of supportive funds and other modes."
Yixing, as a hometown of environmental protection, has possessed increasingly complete development in the environmental protection industry, especially the water treatment equipment level has always walked in the forefront nationwide. Following the situation that the globe has had more understanding of environmental protection, the development of China’s environmental protection industry has received unprecedented space and stage; domestic and foreign capitals have competed in the field; and the industry in Yixing which possessed good industrial base has also welcomed its development key period when challenge and opportunity exist at the same time. In order to scale new heights, Yixing’s environmental protection industry must integrate with the international, and introduce advanced ideas and technology. However, because of environmental protection technology’s character of being easy to copy, a lot of foreign enterprises concern about that their technical patents may be stolen, so always keep some information from China's enterprises during cooperation.
The 1st step for winning others' recognition is to dare to show oneself. In recent years, ET&TP has actively adjusted thinking, regarded countries advanced in environmental protection technology as its working objective, and led the park's enterprises to actively go abroad. It displayed Yixing’s environmental protection image in some exhibitions with international influence such as Munich Environmental Protection Show, America Water Show and South Korea International Environmental Protection Show, and then established technology docking centers with environmental protection departments of Germany, Japan, Holland, Finland, Denmark, Canada and other countries, international well-known environmental protection institutions and clean technology organizations, gradually publicizing Yixing’s environmental protection and ET&TP in the international environmental protection industry. Following deepening of communication, ET&TP has successively established international technology docking centers with related government organizations of 7 countries. In 2014, it will actively conduct connection with America, Singapore, Israel, Spain and other countries, and plans to build 4 clean technology docking centers. Those docking centers are like the 4S stores in environmental protection of those countries, and the settling of those centers will make international environmental protection silicon valley effect of ET&TP more prominent.
Though the introduction door has opened, it’s not easy to find settling points for those foreign wives. After learning about the other parties' cooperation mentality of wanting while fearing, ET&TP has tried to guide both sides to carry out cooperation through providing supportive funds and other modes, thus adding bargaining chips for Yixing enterprises during negotiation. At the beginning of 2012, Jiangsu Feili Environmental Protection Engineering Co., Ltd. took a fancy to the WEP water environment remediation technology of Japan Itochu Joint-stock Company, one of the world Top 500 enterprises, and the technology had been mature and widely used in Japan for nearly 10 years. However, after preliminary connection, the company in Japan was hesitated and worried that whether its patent would be stolen when Yixing’s company copied the technology. When learning about the condition, ET&TP helped Feili Environmental Protection to establish Jiangsu Zhongyi Environmental Science Water Body Remediation Co., Ltd. by supportive funds, which satisfied Itochu as Zhongyi Environmental Science was supported by the government. Finally, Itochu agreed to sell the latest generation of WEP water body remediation technology to Zhongyi Environment Science, becoming the first time of it to export the technology. Not long ago, the technology had been officially put on the market.
Soon afterward, ET&TP, in the same way, set up 5 environmental protection demonstration projects including Sino-Finland Fatlute Pollution Treatment, Sino-Holland High Concentrated Organic Wastewater Anaerobic Digestion Treatment and Sino-South Korea Aeration Cooperation, achieving ideal market recognition. For maintaining the good situation of cooperation between Yixing's environmental protection and international cooperation, in 2013, ET&TP actively constructed perfect intellectual property protection system, and cooperated with judicial departments to establish intellectual property protection center, intellectual property protection court and intellectual property protection procuratorate, guarding international environmental protection technology settling in Yixing and further eliminating foreign environmental protection institutions' worries about entering Chinese market. Zhou Jianzhong stated that the main goals of government providing supportive funds were to promote and introduce demonstration and popularization of advanced technology in China and to let foreign enterprises adapt to Chinese market as soon as possible, thus steadily developing at the preliminary stage.