Low Carbon Ideas Lab

The Low Carbon Ideas Lab, based at the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, provides support, mentoring and world class accommodation for inspirational ideas that accelerate Scotland’s progress towards a low carbon economy.

ECCI’s Ideas Lab offers tailored support, competitive bursaries, University of Edinburgh links and access to ECCI’s community of key sector players.

Launched in October 2014, the lab has gone through three rounds of recruitment, supporting thirteen entrepreneurs from various sectors (water, smart cities, transport, big data) who have collectively achieved a significant impact.

Residents benefit from regular legal clinics with experts from Ideas Lab sponsors Shepherd and Wedderburn and an opportunity to work with a NERC (Natural Environment Research Council) funded PhD researcher.

Application process

Key dates:

• 8am Monday 8th Aug - applications open

• 5pm Monday 12th September – applications close 

• 3rd October to 7th October – interviews (applicants must be available to interview this week)

• 19th October – new intake start

Three stages:

Stage 1 - Complete the short & simple online application

Stage 2 - More detailed application & business plan

Stage 3 - Interview with an expert industry panel 

ECCI's Low Carbon Ideas Lab is sponsored by: