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ECCI-backed start-up secures a place on CivTech Accelerator

ECCI-supported start-up and recent ClimateLaunchpad finalist Reshape Technology is one of ten new projects to join the Scottish Government’s CivTech Accelerator programme.

The accelerator programme harnesses entrepreneurial tech innovation – typically from start-ups and SMEs – to solve identified public sector challenges and has helped to create 94 jobs and led to participants winning over £8.5 million in contracts.

Edinburgh based Anthony Magrath, founder of Reshape Technology, is developing a product that will allow anyone carrying a mobile phone to measure and reduce their impact on climate change.

Similar to a fitness tracker, the app works on the basis that if you can measure something, you can take steps to reduce it. Reshape Technology want to encourage behavioural change by gamifying carbon reduction.

Reshape Technology, along with fellow Scotland hopefuls Go Green Experts and Loch Electronics, recently competed in the worldwide Grand Final of ClimateLaunchpad - the world’s biggest green ideas competition.

Reshape Technology founder Anthony Magrath said: “It's fantastic to see how much support there is in Edinburgh for innovative start-ups and people are particularly supportive of tech-for-good.”

“ECCI has been superb in offering support along the way - their industry expertise and contacts have proved very useful.”

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