Being bold and taking risks on good ideas. Bridging the gap between good ideas and positive actions.
Innovation is at the core of all ECCI's activity. ECCI is a unique place where governments, businesses, communities and academics can come together, virtually and otherwise, creating an environment where these groups can take risks on good ideas, change behaviours and create new ways of working together to take the positive actions that will help create a low carbon future.
Business Innovation at ECCI
Business innovation clusters
We work across the business sector from large corporates to micro start-ups (and all the way down the supply chain) in six business clusters. Find out more about the work we're doing in each cluster by navigating the links below:
Business Innovation activity:
Supporting businesses to develop innovative low carbon products and services
Shaping and facilitating ground breaking low carbon projects
Working with large corporates and executives to create low carbon leadership throughout the supply chain
The Edinburgh Centre supports businesses to create low carbon products and services. ECCI understands the challenges the transition to a low carbon economy presents for businesses but we also know this offers Scottish businesses a unique set of opportunities. Find out what we do...
Our three Business Managers provide free support to suitable SMEs working in or wishing to expand into the low carbon field or who may have a need for low carbon collaboration, expertise and guidance. Each have expert knowledge of two main ‘low carbon cluster areas’.
Read about the work we're doing with Scottish SME's like pureVLC, a technology spin-out from Uni of Edinburgh who we helped win an IBM Smart Camp award and secure £180k investment; and Celtic Renewables, where our Business Manager's carbon accounting experise helped the company towards a £40k Shell Springboard Award.
Watch what Stewart Stevenson MSP has to say about ECCI Innovation. Filmed at the ECCI Showcase Jan 2012.