Thursday, March 1, 2012
How the West can Capitalize on the Growth of Chinese Cleantech in 2012
The relative strength of Chinese cleantech is being widely recognized. Jan Dekker, Managing Director, Cleantech Ventures is amongst those who acknowledge global economic headwinds yet see great opportunities in China.
"I would expect that most of the trends we observe in the clean tech space in the coming year will be directly related to the global economic climate...I would expect to continue to see increased clean tech investment activity in the Asia Pacific region, in particular China which has demonstrated strong growth," Dekker said.
China is leading the way as an international renewable energy giant. In the cleantech sector, China is providing both a new source of revenue for the West as well as cutting-edge technologies.
In 2011, clean energy financing in China was worth US$1.4 billion. Many deals have been made with Western companies which provide valuable intellectual property, products, expertise and contacts.
Companies wishing to capitalize on the cleantech sector in 2012 must identify partnerships and investment opportunities in China.
© 2012, Richard Matthews. All rights reserved.
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