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Supported by ECCI, SAGES is a network that gives organisations, businesses and policy-makers to access geosciences-related expertise from across Scotland.

It acts as a knowledge broker between scientists and research users, including Government teams and small businesses.

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SAGES is a multi-disciplinary alliance that promotes collaboration between top earth and environmental researchers. The network encourages shared use of research facilities across Scotland, giving members access to broader range of resources. It also offers training opportunities, and a Graduate School programme of events for professional development.

Put simply, SAGES is a portal for the exchange of geoscience information and for connecting people. At ECCI, we work with SAGES to make these exchanges and connections happen, triggering innovation within the membership.

What the ECCI team does

ECCI’s innovation team offers support and information on:

  • Relevant funding calls for collaborative research
  • Key networking events in Scotland and beyond
  • Information on end users seeking researchers
  • Industry news and updates

We find ways to engage end users (industry, policy-makers, third sector organisations) with research projects, encouraging collaboration. It’s a vital role, as end user engagement is a must when applying for research-led funding.

ECCI also provides the SAGES network with marketing and communications support.

SAGES Innovation Programme

ECCI successfully delivered the SAGES Innovation Programme, a pioneering career enhancement opportunity for SAGES PhD students, in 2017/18 and 2018/19.

This impact report for 2018/19 details the delivery and impact of key activities for both the students and the host organisations involved.

“There are parts of the world that we know so little about, and so the excitement is about discovery. And that excitement should be shared not just with scientists, but with everyone.” SAGES Director, Mark Inall

Check out some recent case studies below:

SAGES partners

SAGES is a partnership between these institutions:

  • University of Aberdeen
  • Abertay University
  • University of Dundee
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Glasgow
  • University of St Andrews
  • University of Stirling
  • UWS
  • British Geological Survey, Scotland

Want to know more?

Visit the SAGES website for more information and news about the network.