Scottish SMEs make it to final of RBS Innovation Gateway
23 September 2014
Congratulations to the following members of ECCI’s low carbon innovation community who – following a rigorous review process – have been selected by RBS to take part in the final stage of its Innovation Gateway. ECCI has supported the progress of these four businesses from around Scotland (Lothians, Tayside, and Western Isles) for one to three years, for instance with technology development, grants, and investment.
Glaze & Save, with a novel secondary glazing system
Greenspace Live, with its building modelling software tools
Sunamp, with a compact but high capacity heat storage system
Tantallon Systems, with an intelligent energy management system for buildings
Back in April, RBS put out an appeal for green innovations that might help it improve resource efficiency (energy, water, waste) in its 2500 buildings. Over 140 companies from across the UK and beyond responded to the appeal and the four companies above are amongst the select group chosen for a final pitching session in London, on 10th November. The objective for the businesses is to have their products trialled in RBS property.
As well as enabling the Bank to address its costs and environmental impact, the Innovation Gateway helps the SMEs, as it offers product trials 'in the wild' but in a supportive environment, potentially gaining useful insights, data and case studies for the businesses and, ultimately, winning orders.
Innovation support is at the heart of ECCI's activities, and it continues to work closely with the Bank on the development and future growth of the RBS Innovation Gateway, both in an advisory capacity and as technical experts on the product review panels.
For further information, contact Jim Hart at ECCI.