SQW was appointed to work for the Croatian Ministry of the Sea, Transport, Tourism and Development on a capacity building project to prepare Croatian beneficiaries to benefit from support to be granted by the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development. The projects were clustered in three areas: Business development, community development and infrastructure.
The EU has established a network of EBIC’s throughout the Asia Pacific region. Four are already operational in Bangkok, Bombay, Kuala Lumpur and Manila. Others are planned for Colombia, Jakarta, and Vietnam. This assignment was to produce a report considering how EBICs had operated to date and their likely future evolution; bearing in mind links with TICs and Asia Invest.
We were commissioned to undertake the feasibility and planning studies for Hong Kong Science Park. The first stage involved: a major survey of firms in Hong Kong and overseas to establish market interest; reviews of economic change in Hong Kong and the surrounding region, and of investment trends in R&D and other technology based activities; and an assessment of the effectiveness of the current technology infrastructure in Hong Kong, and the additional benefits a science park could provide.