What we do

We can only create a better, healthier, safer future if we have the right people, ideas, technology and resources collaborating to make it happen.

At the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, we bring low carbon leaders and practitioners from business, finance and the public sector together to turn good ideas into reality.

Both here in our award winning energy efficient hub – and virtually: across countries, continents and cultures via our networks and contacts.

We join up forward thinkers to accelerate & catalyze large-scale low carbon projects. And we use our network to help companies drive innovation into their supply chains and create new kinds of low carbon products and services.

We collaborate with government, enterprise and academics to help craft smart climate and energy policy.

And we bring our networks together to create face to face and online learning programmes that build the capacity and skills required to succeed in a low carbon future.


Innovation is at the core of all our activity. ECCI brings governments, businesses, communities and academics together, creating an environment where these groups can take risks on good ideas.

From supporting Scottish SME's to develop low carbon products and services, to mobilising innovation, talent and interaction in companies in the Innovation Suite, ECCI runs a range of projects and initiatives that get businesses, organisations, individuals and systems seeking out and implementing new ways of working towards a low carbon future.

Find out more: Innovation


Delivering executive training and education to equip private and public sector leaders and innovators with the skills required to succeed in the low carbon economy.

Partnering with Skills Development Scotland, BRIDGE and more...

Find out more: Skills


At ECCI we understand that despite our strong progress Scotland does not have a monopoly of good ideas. Exemplars of good practice projects exist worldwide containing valuable experiences.

ECCI is building an international network of people, projects, partnerships and centres to accelerate the exchange and implementation of good ideas, resources and sustainable economic development.

Find out more: International


We collaborate with government, enterprise and academics to help craft smart climate and energy policy.

Joint managing ClimateXChange – Scotland’s Centre of Expertise on Climate Change, which provides independent, authoritative advice to Government policy teams and public agencies to support low carbon.

Find out more: Policy