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.
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.
EAST AFRICA SISAL COMPANY
The East Africa Sisal Company, founded by John Ferguson, makes sustainable textiles from sisal, a super-strong, highly sustainable fibre crop. This ethical business uses the textiles, grown in East Africa, to develop innovative, biodegradable materials for various environmental uses. John is a former ECCI Ideas Labber and an RSE Fellow.
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.
One of the first start-ups to be supported by ECCI, Scene Connect is a social enterprise. It focuses on strengthening communities through consultancy, research and the development of information and communication technology products. Scene Connect works across the renewable energy and energy access sectors.
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.
SCOTTISH ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES ASSOCIATION (SESA)
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.
Sociovestix Labs is a social enterprise on a mission to generate actionable insights for responsible investments, based on society’s demands. The company’s expertise lies in computational science and advanced financial statistics. It has academics based at the University of Edinburgh and the University of Cambridge.
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.