Ed leads on ECCI’s innovation and international activities. He supported the establishment of ECCI through the development and funding of the award-winning Low Carbon Innovation project (LINK). The initiative supported more than 1,000 SMEs to accelerate low carbon products and services.
Ed oversees several flagship ECCI projects. These include Climate-KIC, Online S3 and the development of ECCI's bases and partnerships in Hong Kong and China.
Ed’s focus is enabling innovation through partnership and internationalisation, particularly in the circular economy, rural development and data-driven innovation. He has successfully delivered dozens of innovation projects involving academics, public agencies and businesses in the low carbon sector.
Ed has more than 25 years’ experience supporting the business creation process as an entrepreneur and business adviser. He has worked in America and the Czech Republic as well as for Scottish Enterprise, Marks & Spencer and Napier University.
Ed holds qualifications in business and in human ecology from the University of Edinburgh.