Successful Projects

The Smart Accelerator supports 16 Scottish projects - offering support, funding and expertise to assist the development of a low carbon economy in Scotland

Working with a consortium of partners including Scottish Enterprise, Transport Scotland, Highlands & Islands Enterprise, Scottish Cities Alliance, the University of Edinburgh, the Scottish Government and the European Regional Development Fund, the Smart Accelerator evaluated and selected a total of 16 successful projects out of more than 280 submissions. Projects cover the whole of Scotland with a smart city and community projects and sustainable islands initiatives all represented.

More about the process of evaluation and selection can be found here.


The 16 initial projects selected to receive support were:

The Green Transport Hub – That Friday Feeling

Greening the Falkirk Wheel – Scottish Canals

Linlithgow Community Energy – Linlithgow Natural Grid

Residential Thermal Imaging – Aberdeen City Council

Shawfair Low Carbon New Town – Buccleuch Property

Intelligent Street Lighting – Glasgow City Council

The MILL (Mobility Integration Living Lab) – Dundee City Council

Tay Eco Valley and Zero Emissions Network – Perth & Kinross Council

Orkney's Electric Future – Orkney Islands Council

Stornoway Low Carbon Hub – Community Energy Scotland with Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Sustainable Harbours – Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL)

Smart City Mobility IQ – IBI Group

Mobility Scheduling and Optimisation – Route Monkey

For an overview of the projects please view the presention from the 2014 Knowledge Share Event held at ECCI. You can access the slides here.


Final project reports and feasibility studies 

Of the initial 16 projects 13 projects went on to complete the entire Smart Acclerator process. Of these projects the Smart City and Sustainable Island projects were funded to complete feasibilty studies, which are available by contacted ECCI - please get in touch with Siobhan Dunn ( or Ed Craig ( Three additional projects, which were also part of Scottish Enterprise's 'Smart Mobility Challenge', were not required to to complete feasibility reports but were actively supported by the Smart Accelerator through knowledge shares, SME network engagement, international and academic good practice and consultation.