MiAlgae in running for SME award

22 February 2018

ECCI residents MiAlgae have been shortlisted for New Business of the Year in the Scottish SME Business Awards.

The awards attracted thousands of nominations from the public and celebrate the amazing breadth of talent among Scottish Small and Medium-size Enterprises (SMEs).

MiAlgae is one of the innovative businesses currently on ECCI’s Climate-KIC Accelerator programme at ECCI. It uses waste water to grow microalgae that can be turned into feed for livestock and commercially farmed fish. MiAlgae’s product replaces the practice of mincing up other small fish to put into animal feed and is high in Omega nutrients.

Since joining the Accelerator the company has been on an incredible journey, reaching the final round of the Converge Challenge, winning a Shell LiveWIRE Award and taking on a new staff member. It’s now in the final stages of product development.

Founder Douglas Martin said: “This nomination is a fantastic boost, especially as it is voted for by the Scottish public.

“We’ve had an amazing first year and the support we’ve had from ECCI has been brilliant, especially in terms of networking and contacts.

"Being part of the Climate-KIC Accelerator has also been a great platform for MiAlgae - helping us create a defined business model and some very valuable relationships.”

The prestigious ceremony will take place on Wednesday 28 March 2018 in Glasgow.