Here, we introduce all our resident organisations so you can explore who they are and what they do.
ASIA SCOTLAND INSTITUTE
The Asia Scotland Institute is a non-profit organisation. It runs regular events with global leaders from across Asia to promote a greater understanding of the world’s largest continent. The aim is to spark curiosity and nurture an environment that encourages cross-cultural partnerships and knowledge exchange.
BRITISH ECOLOGICAL SOCIETY
The British Ecological Society (BES) is Europe's largest in terms of membership, services and activities. The society seeks to create a world inspired, informed and influenced by ecology and the organisation's growing community of members is central to its work. Dr Maggie Keegan, based at ECCI, is BES’s Policy Officer in Scotland.
Caledonian Economics is an international financial, management and economic consultancy that supports public sector bodies, multilateral development banks and the private sector on economic development and infrastructure projects. It is active in the UK, Europe, Latin America and Asia. The company advises on capital and revenue-funded social infrastructure projects, transactional support and long-term strategic planning.
The team at Carbomap are specialists in forest carbon mapping, using state-of-the-art remote sensing methodologies and data processing. The company was born in 2013, following years of world-class research at the University of Edinburgh. It was supported through ECCI’s Ideas Lab in its early stages.
THE CHINA-BRITAIN BUSINESS COUNCIL (CBBC)
The CBBC is the leading organisation helping UK companies grow and develop their business in China. It delivers a wide variety of events, tailored research and consultative services. CBBC operates alongside the British Chamber of Commerce in China to support companies of all sizes, from all sectors.
Research network ClimateXChange is Scotland’s centre of expertise on climate change. It works on behalf of the Scottish Government and its agencies, acting as a knowledge broker between researchers and policy. ClimateXChange aims to deliver the best ideas, knowledge and evidence to teams developing climate policies for Scotland.
HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS ENTERPRISE (HIE)
HIE is the Scottish Government's economic and community development agency for this region of Scotland. It works to make this large and diverse region both highly successful and competitive. Ultimately, HIE’s job is to create an environment that people choose to live, work, study and invest in.
Likido has developed an innovative technology platform to provide low carbon heating and cooling to homes and businesses that uses 25% of the energy of traditional fossil fuel-fired boilers and heaters. The technology platform, based around using renewable energy, has the potential to replace heating and chilling equipment in almost any application, vastly improving energy efficiency, whilst making use of existing infrastructure.
A global sustainability strategy and communications team which helps companies become successful sustainability leaders. One Stone advises on managing sustainability opportunity and risk to build long-term value. It works with corporates to align their business strategy, sustainability values and communications. One Stone is proud to be a founding B Corp.
Founded in 2006, Resource Futures is committed to a vision of everybody using resources sustainably. Employee-owned and non-profit-distributing, the company has a 30-year heritage in the waste and resources industry. It has offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Bristol and London.
Scotland-China Innovation and Technology (S-CITA) is an Edinburgh-based non-profit membership organisation. It focusses on fostering collaboration between China and Scotland to drive the commercialisation and application of new technologies in the fields of environmental and green technology, renewable energy, agriculture, artificial intelligence and life science.
SCOTTISH CARBON CAPTURE & STORAGE (SCCS)
SCCS is the largest Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) research group in the UK. It coordinates all aspects of the country’s CCS research, from capture engineering and geoscience to social perceptions and environmental impact. Through its renowned researchers, SCCS acts as a link between academia, industry and government.
Sniffer is an independent charity that brings people and ideas together to create a sustainable and resilient society. It helps organisations and communities understand the climate challenges and opportunities they face, and find shared solutions. Sniffer also delivers the Adaptation Scotland programme.
Space Intelligence is a green IT company founded by Murray Collins, an RSE Fellow. This innovative company uses remote sensing data to make maps of forests around the world. It can then monitor how these forests are being affected by human activity, such as deforestation.
SHENZHEN EUROPEAN OFFICE
The aim of Shenzhen’s European Office for Trade and Investment is to promote economic and trade cooperation between Europe and Shenzhen. It welcomes European organisations looking to start and develop their business in Shenzhen, a pioneer city in China’s drive to boost international trade links.
Tomorrow’s Cities is the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Urban Disaster Risk Hub – one of 12 five-year global interdisciplinary research Hubs funded as part of the UK AID strategy. Their mission is to reduce disaster risk for the poor in tomorrow’s cities by catalysing a transition from a culture of crisis management to one of multi-hazard risk-informed planning and decision-making, for cities in low and middle income countries.
WAVE ENERGY SCOTLAND
Wave Energy Scotland (WES) was established in 2014 at the request of the Scottish Government. It takes an innovative approach to supporting the commercialisation of wave energy technology. WES teams up with the best engineering and academic minds to accelerate the development of cost-effective technology for deployment in Scotland.