Low Carbon Ideas Lab

ECCI's Ideas Lab is Scotland first low carbon ideas incubator.

The Ideas Lab provides support, mentoring and world class accommodation for inspirational ideas that accelerate Scotland’s progress towards a low carbon economy.

Applications Now Open

Apply by 1 July 2016 for September start.

The Ideas Lab will help you:

  • Develop, prototype & launch your idea

  • Access market research & university expertise

  • Find out about finance and funding for innovation

  • Make connections & navigate the low carbon sector

  • Attend industry & networking events in ECCI's award-winning venue

  • Benefit from ECCI’s growing international community and base in Hong Kong

Co-founder of Water Engine Technology (WET), Euan Hogg, explains how the Low Carbon Ideas Lab has supported the development of his company.

The Ideas Lab Package

  • Modern office space in ECCI’s unique, award-winning, sustainable building in the centre of Edinburgh.

  • A welcoming and supportive low-carbon business community

  • Weekly news bulletins, industry updates and regular ‘meet ups’

  • Reception service and 24-hour access by arrangement

  • High-speed internet, IT support, mail and admin support, wireless and hot spot access, on-site security and cleaning services.

  • Access to state-of-the-art meeting rooms, conference facilities, café, garden and secure bike stores.

    Extra Benefits

    • Regular legal clinics with experts from Ideas Lab sponsors Shepherd and Wedderburn

      Shepherd and Wedderburn's three key sectors are Energy, Real Estate & Infrastructure and Finance with in-depth understanding and experience in these sectors that helps clients to shape and implement successful propositions in the “low carbon space”. 

      Opportunity to work with a NERC E3 DTP PhD Student

  • E3: Edinburgh Earth and Environment Doctoral Training Partnership

    The Edinburgh Earth and Environment Doctoral Training Partnership seeks to attract and enable the brightest PhD students to address environmental challenges, providing flexible training in a multidisciplinary setting.


Application process

Applications Now Open.

Apply by 1 July 2016 for September start.

Stage 1 - Complete the short & simple online application

Stage 2 - More detailed application & business plan

Stage 3 - Interview with an expert industry panel


The Cost?

Only £150 per desk per month (plus vat). Sponsorship may be available for suitable candidates. Apply online or via a simple first stage application form.

Find out about Sponsorship

All successful applicants can apply for limited sponsorship to cover accommodation costs and/or a start up grant (maximum £1000) at stage two of  the application process.

Applications will be assessed by an independent panel who will assess need and suitability of concept.








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