Current Projects

We are working with two Chinese clients - a natural product extraction company and a cut rose grower.  Their interests in the UK and Europe are very diverse and we are building an interesting pipeline of projects as we build bridges with specialists and technologies here.

Garden of Ideas (GOI)

Simon Elliott, founder and CEO of Garden of Ideas, aims to create a number of cultural entertainment resorts inspired by
the UK’s historic Pleasure Gardens, that will platform the world’s best art, science and technology, in a spectacular garden setting that explores how ​we can work more harmoniously with nature.

We are advising on and supporting engagement with key partners and potential investors, including representing Simon at meetings with Shanghai Shendi Group and Truelin.

We are currently assisting Simon in taking on a  role as Creative Director for a major new series of immersive experiences. 

Garden of Ideas

Knowledge Transfer Network and the Low Carbon Energy for Development Network

The LCEDN and the KTN are working on a project to identify how technologies developed in the UK could be applied in developing countries to enable improved access to affordable and sustainable energy.

After an initial study of the research and innovation landscape Unconventional Connections has been commissioned to review what is known about a range of developing countries to assess the potential for the different technologies to be deployed there.

Yingde Group

Yingde Group specialise in match-making between UK firms and Chinese investors.  The focus is on wealthy Chinese individuals who are seeking to gain an Entrepreneur's Visa to enter the UK and are looking for promising companies in which to invest.

Unconventional Connections is supporting this work by recruiting suitable UK firms and helping them to work through the process of applying, attracting a suitable investor and developing the relationship to the point where the company receives the investment.

UK-China Agri/food tech Hub with Connect_China, New Food Innovation, Agrisynergy... 

Starting with attending the 2050 China Food Tech Summit in Shanghai and a mission to the major agricultural province of Yunnan, we are working with a range of partners to build a platform to facilitate businesses and researchers to take their technologies and expertise to support agriculture and food production modernisation in China.

Yunnan Tonghai Yang Natural Products Co., Ltd. and Jinhai Agriculture Science & Technology Co., Ltd

Agrisynergy - Plant Vision and Satoshi Systems - Phlo

We are promoting these two solutions in China and introducing them to potential customers.  Plant vision offers early detection of areas within a field where the crop may be suffering. Phlo is a blockchain-based commodity trading finance platform to facilitate trade. 

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