ECCI Wins Guardian Sustainable Business Awards

27 May 2016

ECCI was shortlisted in the collaboration category along with Climate-KIC, Falcon Coffees, Kings Cross Partnership, The Carbon Trust and Timberland.

The collaboration award recognises projects that breaks down traditional barriers and involve several partners working together in non-traditional ways towards a goal that delivers truly sustainable outcomes.

ECCI Director Andy Kerr and Head of Innovation Ed Craig attended the red-carpet award ceremony on 27 May. The categories were judged by a prestigious panel and winners have been announced online and in a special in-paper supplement. Read about ECCI's project in The Guardian.

ECCI Executive Director Andy Kerr said "We are hugely proud to receive our winners award at the Guardian Sustainable Business Awards 2016 in the category of "Collaboration". It is a testament to the talent and efforts of the whole ECCI team over a number of years. We will continue to bring together people from enterprise, government, civic society and Universities to try and solve challenging problems and make a positive difference to the world"

About the Low Carbon Innovation Project

The Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation is the UK’s leading low carbon hub. We aim to play a key role in facilitating the transition to a low carbon economy – a challenge that requires a concerted, integrated effort spanning civic society, business, government and academia.

Running from 2011-2015, LCI addressed the systemic failure of innovation in Scotland, helping to develop a cohort of innovative low carbon small and medium sized enterprises, while being instrumental in delivering significant economic impact and carbon savings.

LCI focused on understanding the challenges facing enterprises developing low carbon products and services, and building clusters of expertise – with close collaboration between Universities, enterprises and the public sector in Scotland – to help solve these challenges.

LCI helped bring about a breakdown of traditional barriers: Universities working in partnership with SMEs, business, government and civic society to develop responsive solutions based on excellent research and learning.

Read more about the LCI project. Find out more about the Sustainable Business Awards here: theguardian.com/sustainable-business/gsb-awards @GuardianSustBiz and our category win here