Here, we introduce all our resident organisations so you can explore who they are and what they do.
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 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.
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 UK’s largest Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) research group. A partnership of six research institutes, its scientists and professional staff engage in national and international research projects to support the deployment of CCS as a climate mitigation technology. SCCS provides 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.
Sustainable Scotland Network (SSN)
SSN is Scotland’s public sector network on sustainability and climate change. Scotland has world-leading climate change legislation, committing us to the target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2045. This legislation also sets duties on public bodies to take action on climate change and towards sustainability. Scotland needs its public sector bodies to work together on these challenges with clear leadership, consistent policies and improved knowledge, skills and resources. SSN supports all major public bodies as they work towards net zero emission targets by 2045. The network drives public sector action on climate change, scaling up impact through leadership, policy and research.
WAVE ENERGY SCOTLAND
Wave Energy Scotland (WES) is driving the search for innovative solutions to the technical challenges facing the wave energy sector. WES was formed in 2014 at the request of the Scottish Government. The aim of WES is to ensure that Scotland maintains a leading role in the development of marine energy.