Month: June 2017

Why algae?

29 June 2017

Douglas Martin, founder of ECCI resident start-up MiAlgae, has written a guest blog for Interface about his experience of taking part in the Climate-KIC Accelerator.

“Earlier this month I joined seven other start-ups from around Scotland to take part in the kick-off meeting for the Climate-KIC Accelerator programme at the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI). I felt like I was at my first day at school again – except we met not in a dusty classroom, but in ECCI’s airy low carbon hub.

“We represent a diverse range of innovations, from an adjustable tap adapter which reduces water usage to a durable solar lamp to cut paraffin use in rural Africa. But all of us have two things in common – a product or a service that cuts carbon or displaces higher carbon activity, and a desire to see our businesses go stratospheric…”

 Read the full blog on Interface’s website.


A view from inside the 3rd European Climate Change Adaptation Conference


Climate change adaptation experts from across Europe – and internationally – gather in Glasgow this week for the 3rd European Climate Change Adaptation Conference.

Produced by ECCI’s resident policy facing groups Adaptation Scotland and ClimateXChange, the event will bring together upwards of 1000 delegates for four days of lesson sharing, workshops and excursions across research, policy and practice.

The conference includes a a separate and tailor-made business and innovation programme, recognising the increasing importance and need for the business sector in developing and delivering climate ready solutions, as well as the urgency of adapting businesses to a changing climate. The ECCA Innovation Day is open to all and provides an opportunity to connect start-up businesses, SMEs, entrepreneurs, local authorities, civil society, researchers, students and others.

Read more about the conference in ClimateXChange’s blog and look out for a round up of blogs fresh from the conference next week: