Here, we introduce all our resident organisations so you can explore who they are and what they do.
ECCI's Business Development team is responsible for leading innovation across the School of GeoSciences and providing the primary point of contact for all commercial engagement and partnerships. The team works in cooperation with Edinburgh Innovations Ltd to link our academics to wider services, facilities and resources to support a range of innovation activities.
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.
ECCI's Climate Partnerships team supports businesses and public organisations to accelerate the transition to a net zero economy, through a portfolio of projects designed to enable innovation, build capacity, and embed climate impact into strategy, investment and decision making.
Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program
From 2023 to 2030, the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at the University of Edinburgh will nurture a community of skilled, entrepreneurial, and justice-oriented climate leaders from across Africa. The programme aims to make a meaningful impact in addressing the climate crisis, empowering young people with the necessary knowledge, skills, and networks to drive sustainable transitions by offering a range of exceptional sustainability-focused postgraduate opportunities.
Edinburgh Earth Initiative
The Edinburgh Earth Initiative is accelerating the University of Edinburgh’s response to the climate crisis. Working with academics, students, staff, and partners, we help ensure the University of Edinburgh is at the leading edge of climate research, teaching, innovation and action.
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.
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.