Jamaican 'BRIDGE' visitors Jam at ECCI

ECCI's partners on the BRIDGE project visited Scotland in November on a fact-finding mission about Sustainable Island communities.

The two visitors also acted as expert judges in the University of Edinburgh's first Global Sustainability Jam

In a few packed-out days Ruurd and Erwin met the ECCI and Smart Accelerator team, ECCI residents Climate 2020 Group, visited the bases of Gaia-Wind Ltd and AlbaTern, and met with Anna Ritchie Allan, Project Manager at WiRES Women in Renewable Energy Scotland. The two then headed north to Kirkwall in Orkney to meet Highland & Islands Enterprise and Orkney Islands Council. The whistle-stop tour finished up in Glasgow with the Power Networks Demonstration Centre at the University of Strathclyde.

The visitors also joined the judging panel for ECCI and the University of Edinburgh's first Global Sustainability Jam - a 3 day marathon event aimed at taking a creative, collaborative approach to developing viable solutions to a global sustainability issue.

40 students took part in the challenge to 'Rethink Sustainability' in only 48 hours. People interested in a design-based approach to creativity will met at locations all over the globe. Service designers, object designers, sustainability experts, professors, business people, teachers, hackers, makers, artists, students, kids, mums and grandpas - formed teams and worked together for 48 hours to create brand-new real-world ideas which can make that little difference.