ECCI is home to a wide range of innovative low carbon enterprises, from start-ups accessing funding, support and office space through the Climate-KIC programme at ECCI to companies who choose to base themselves in our award-winning sustainable building and join our thriving low carbon community.

Climate-KIC Accelerator Stage 1

ApparelXchange C.I.C.

ApparelXchange aims to combat textile waste by reinventing the way we buy and use school uniforms. Kicking off in Glasgow but with aspirations of going nationwide, the scheme will connect schools, local authorities, parents and manufacturers to encourage reuse and recycling and help families who are struggling to make ends meet.

Alterwaste Ltd 

Alterwaste have developed an alternative to plastic with a brand new, fully compostable material made from waste eggshells. The ‘Collegtion’ product line has the potential to cut plastic use and pollution by making use of the thousands of tonnes of eggshells that go to landfill every year. The benefits could be felt in industries such as cosmetics, packaging, foodservice disposables and construction.


Bespoke Fabrics

Founder of Bespoke Fabrics Joan Johnson is developing a range of bedding products that will combine the company’s expertise in good design, luxury, the circular economy and longevity.

One Cherry

One Cherry is a smart phone app that lets shoppers browse items from local charity shops from the comfort of their home, or on the move. By making charity shopping more convenient and accessible to customers, One Cherry hopes to increase sales and help support the work done by the charities. 


Kasey Hou

Kasey Hou aims to reduce electronic waste by creating products that are designed for repair, thus extending the lifespan of gadgets and avoiding reliance on unreliable recycling options. Mainly targeted at eco-conscious consumers and DIY enthusiasts, the company’s first product will be a flat pack toaster.



SCORRES is an affordable smart irrigation product that provides 'right-time, right-volume' irrigation to crops. Aimed at farmers in water-stressed India, SCORRES will apply modern communication technology such as smart phones to help change wasteful practices like leaving water pumps on all day. The agriculture sector accounts for 85% of all water use in India – a country where 60% of the country is subject to extreme water stress.

Wee Wash

WeeWash is a tiny portable dishwasher specifically designed for small households, saving water and energy. By enabling singles to move away from resource intensive hand washing, WeeWash aims to reduce water and energy demands on a large scale.


uFraction8 technology addresses challenges in the bio-manufacturing industry by using microfluidics – the science of manipulating and controlling fluids – at scale as a liquid-particle processing technology. uFraction8 technology offers an alternative to industrial centrifuges that is more energy efficient and sustainable and increases productivity. COO Monika Tomecka is a Falkirk-based biologist who has identified a need for improving the current ways of bio-producing and is already developing a market with algae producers.



Beech product solutions

Beech product solutions’ mission is to offer food retail customers a suitable cost-effective alternative to plastic packaging using a biodegradable material made from food waste. The material PLA (polylactic acid) is traditionally made from renewable energy sources such as corn starch or sugarcane but the new company aims to use food waste from the agricultural sector or directly from food retailers to develop pellets that can be used in manufacturing

CO2 Catalyser

CO2 Catalyser is developing a process for turning CO2 into alternative fuels, plant foods and acids. The unique electrochemical system is cheaper, more efficient and kinder on the environment than existing methods which will increase the potential for carbon capture and conversion in petrochemical and other heavy industries and unlike other methods, turns the CO2 into non-carbon emitting organic compounds.

Generation Home

Generation Home aim to disrupt what they see as an outdated approach to home provision by developing low-impact, energy-neutral, low-cost micro-homes and flexible modular homes. The start-up aims to employ a mix of renewable energy technologies to keep energy use low and take advantage of new materials, techniques and lifestyle trends.


My Bonnie Coo

My Bonnie Coo are creating a low carbon, highly decorative, cruelty free, three dimensional, self-assembly wall art 'trophy' in the shape of the head of a Highland cow (coo). The coo will be made using sustainable, locally sourced, plant-based materials (hemp) and will be manufactured in Scotland. The duo aim to become the iconic eco-friendly souvenir and take-home gift business for visitors to Scotland and the must-have home accessory for Scots at home and abroad.


Project Munro

Project Munro is an eco-tourism rewards platform that will promote sustainable lifestyle choices and business practices. The platform assesses how to encourage more Scots to holiday in Scotland, to use green transport options and to purchase locally. The team are also exploring how the rewards concept might be applied on a smaller scale to a local community network.

Senspace - Jacqueline Bruce

Senspace is developing a product that will make use of hemp as an alternative to plastic shower curtains. Using sustainable components and hemp fabric that is biodegradable and/or recyclable, the natural blinds are fitted to the ceiling or retrofitted to suitable existing shower rods. The waterproof, durable and sustainable fabric will wind down from the top, to provide protection for bathrooms whilst showering. An incentivised returns service will be put in place to reutilise or recycle components/fabric as appropriate.


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AMPS is developing an innovative commercial software tool which can be licensed to network operators and consultants for electricity network planning. The new tool demonstrates that increased levels of demand and renewable generation can be integrated into the existing network and that active management of these can ensure the network will remain safe and reliable. AMPS has been supported through ECCI’s Ideas Lab.


A distributed energy management system which aggregates capacity from local heat pumps to provide heat and hot water at lower costs. Founder Jim Laidlaw is a successful entrepreneur from the oil and gas industry who now wants to make a difference by accelerating the adoption of renewable power generation. Boxergy is currently being supported through the Climate-KIC Accelerator programme at ECCI. 


Specialists in forest carbon mapping using state-of-the-art remote sensing methodologies and data processing. The company was spun out of the University of Edinburgh in 2013 after years of world-class research in the development of new forest mapping technologies and approaches. It was supported through ECCI’s Ideas Lab in its early stages.


Clean Water Wave

This start-up’s product is the CAFÉ (Clean Aqua for Everyone) filter, a robust water filter made from upcycled glass that can be provided to NGOs. Founder Stephanie Terreni Brown says she dreams of providing clean, safe water to 10 million people in the next 10 years. The company is currently being supported through the Climate-KIC Accelerator programme at ECCI.


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East Africa Sisal

An ethical start-up business using sisal,  a sustainable fibre crop, to create innovative materials for environmental work and the built environment sector. Founder John Ferguson, a former ECCI Ideas Labber, has received an RSE Enterprise Fellowship to develop the business.


Housing Futures

Housing Futures funds and coordinates the development of affordable green housing and climate resilient communities by mobilising finance and technical expertise. Founder Iyobosa Irabor was supported to develop her business innovation through ECCI’s Ideas Lab.


IntelliDigest, currently taking part in the Climate-KIC Accelerator programme at ECCI, is developing the world’s first autonomous, resilient and ultra-small scale organic waste digester for onsite waste recycling to generate renewable energy and produce a highly valued bio-resource. Our aim is to efficiently convert all biodegradable waste to high value resource, reducing greenhouse gas emission and promoting a circular economy.


Kingdom Innovative Technologies 

A former ECCI Ideas Labber, Kingdom Innovative Technologies is designing a bright and durable solar lantern for use by rural communities in Africa. Founder Joyce Onuonga, currently participating in the Climate-KIC Accelerator programme at ECCI, aims to reduce carbon emissions by offering a sustainable alternative to kerosene lamps.



Also a former ECCI Ideas Labber, MiAlgae uses waste water to grow microalgae that can be turned into Omega-rich feed for livestock and commercially-farmed fish. Founder Douglas Martin, a synthetic biologist, got the idea for the company after his work as a north sea engineer was halted by a large algal bloom and is currently participating in the Climate-KIC Accelerator programme at ECCI.


Mocean Energy

Mocean Energy is developing a hinged-raft ocean wave energy converter (WEC) that can produce significant amounts of energy, is mechanically simple and can survive large storms. The company – nurtured through ECCI’s Ideas Lab – aims to develop small devices for niche applications such as offshore platforms and fish farms, which will reduce cost and risk and provide a pathway to the utility market.



Former ECCI Ideas Labbers Retromixer sells an inexpensive mixing adapter for separate hot and cold taps that is quick and easy to install, compatible with most types of tap and reduces water consumption by 43%. Founders Denny Schenk and Artur Napiorkowski invented the device after coming to the UK as students and soon becoming tired of separate taps for scalding hot and freezing cold water. The company is currently being supported through the Climate-KIC Accelerator programme at ECCI.



One of the first start-ups to be supported by ECCI, Scene Consulting are a social enterprise focused on strengthening communities through consultancy, research and development of ICT products. Scene works across the renewable energy and energy access sectors.

Pictured: Director Vijay Bhopal winning Entrepreneur Award at Scottish Renewables Young Professionals Green Energy Awards 2015


Sociovestix Labs

ECCI's newest resident is Sociovestix Labs, a social enterprise with the mission to understand societal demands and to transfer these into actionable insights for responsible investments. The company’s expertise lies in computational science and advanced financial statistics, with academics based at the University of Edinburgh and the University of Cambridge.


WHRL solutions   

Former ECCI Ideas Labber WHRL Solutions has developed a system which generates free hot water on an industrial scale by capturing the heat shipped by refrigeration systems in the most economical way seen in the market today. Adoption of our technologies means a large energy resource that is currently being wasted can be recycled, with a global impact on climate change.


Windair System 

Windair System is an innovative cleantech company run by Godwin Osigwe which provides an inexpensive, energy efficient product for controlling the temperature of a living environment. The former ECCI Ideas Labber’s patent-pending ‘active window’ system helps to maintain comfortable room temperatures without the need for energy-hungry air conditioners.