Elion Group Starts Innovation Center for Eco Business in West Holland
“The Netherlands is experienced in ecological management and has great innovations in this sector”
Ms. Nan Su, Director Dutch Sino Business Promotions, and Loek Becker Hoff (Senior Account Manager Cleantech at InnovationQuarter) sign the confirmation letter for the set-up of the ‘Elion Europe Technology Innovation Center’ in West Holland | Photography: © Marc Verhees
The China Elion Resources Group (Elion Group), a Chinese provider of integrated solutions for urban ecological residential environments, established its legal entity in Rotterdam recently. With this an important step towards the start of an innovation center for eco business in West Holland is being set. The confirmation letter was signed today by Elion Group’s Chairman Mr. Wang Wenbiao in the presence of the King’s Commissioner for the Province of South Holland, Mr. Jaap Smit and the Chinese Ambassador Mr. Wu Ken. Elion Group is one of China’s top 100 private enterprises and puts managing natural sources at the heart of its business model.
Innovation center for eco business
Elion Group has been involved in eco-restoration for almost three decades, transforming deserts into green spaces through afforestation and sand erosion prevention projects. The set-up of the ‘Elion Europe Technology Innovation Center’ in West Holland is planned for 2018 and is part of this Chinese enterprise’s global eco business strategy. The innovation center aims to (financially) support Dutch innovative environmental technologies and concepts, in order to translate these Dutch solutions into concrete projects, in China and globally.
Elion Group’s Chairman, Mr. Wang Wenbiao, who was granted a UN’s lifetime of leadership in green industry this week in Nairobi (Kenya): “I’m very proud to say that the Netherlands is experienced in ecological management and has great innovations in this sector. If these Dutch solutions could be applied in countries like China, the ecological impact would be much bigger.”
Chances for Dutch eco-initiatives
Some of the environmental issues confronting the Netherlands every day match Elion Group’s eco-strategy. Now that they are established in the Netherlands, they expect to benefit from the high standard of Dutch R&D. The presence of Elion Group’s innovation center offers international business opportunities for Dutch eco-initiatives on ecological environment protection, such as water management, energy saving and control of air pollution.
InnovationQuarter’s Director of Foreign Investments Chris van Voorden: “We are pleased with Elion Group’s choice for West Holland. Elion offers opportunities for Dutch eco business who want to scale-up their business internationally, by providing access to knowledge, a worldwide network and financial support. With Dutch Sino Business Promotions, NFIA and our regional partners, we will assist Mr. Wang Wenbiao and his team in creating new initiatives that support their eco business goals and introduce them to relevant networks.”
About Elion Group
The China Elion Resources Group (Elion) was founded in 1988 in Kubiqi, one of China’s deserts. The Chinese corporation with nearly 7,100 employees has long been committed to ecosystem restoration and environmental protection. Elion’s core business areas include ecosystem restoration, clean energy and finance.
7 December 2017