Chinese region shows interest in Lancashire business

Public sector officials from the industrial region of Xinjiang Uygur visited Regenerate Pennine Lancashire to talk about ways they could utilise local knowledge to develop new technologies and create new working relationships. The party was led by Duan Shengrong, who is director of science and technology for the region.

Regenerate’s Steve Szostak, who met with the delegation, said: “We have set a marker for building business to business relationships with this part of China. After these discussions, we will continue to work with them to find collaborative opportunities.”

Business support and innovation manager Hugh Roberts and business advisor Brian Corbett also gave the delegation a presentation on how Regenerate’s Lancashire Innovation and Technology service works directly with local businesses to develop new products and machinery to increase business competitiveness, and encourage growth.

Hugh Roberts said: “We are happy to show potential investors in Lancashire ways in which we are currently helping businesses to grow through the use of innovation and technology. ”