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Connected Clusters project reports findings

ECCI partners Sustainable Scotland Network (SSN) have published two reports that will provide useful insight into the value of Climate Innovation Clusters in the UK.

The "Sustainable Horizons" reports - explained below - have been developed as part of the ConnectedClusters project by SSN, in partnership with ECCI and EIT Climate-KIC.

The ConnectedClusters project harnesses clusters as engines of change to drive transformation in the places we live. ECCI is one of six innovation ecosystems – all partners of EU innovation agency EIT Climate-KIC – joining forces for the project.

The Sustainable Scotland Network, co-delivered by and based at ECCI, is Scotland’s largest network of public sector sustainability professionals.

Hydrogen’s Contribution to Climate Innovation Clusters

The report examines the activity and impact of hydrogen clusters on reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the U.K. With hydrogen now proposed as part of a solution to decarbonising heat and transport, many projects and clusters have been taking place across the country to develop the technology and address the challenges of hydrogen as an energy vector. Through a series of case studies, the report explores hydrogen innovation across the U.K. including Orkney, Aberdeen, Fife and the North of England.

Climate Ready Clyde: The Value of Partnership

The report explores the value of partnership in driving the success of Climate Ready Clyde, an initiative delivered by sustainability charity Sniffer. Climate Ready Clyde leads the development of a Climate Adaptation Strategy and related Action Plan for the Glasgow City Region. Exploring the development of the initiative, the report captures how Climate Ready Clyde has fostered innovation and learning, pulling together key knowledge and experience from across the partnerships network.

Want to know more about innovation clusters at ECCI?

Here in Edinburgh, ECCI is at the heart of a thriving low carbon and climate innovation cluster. Innovators, entrepreneurs, research institutions, large companies and government bodies share a city-region, sparking connections and collaboration.