Edinburgh carbon innovation centre helps launch UK investor showcase today

A group of early-stage, high-growth-potential low-carbon companies will today pitch to investors from across the UK at the Engage, Invest, Exploit showcase in Edinburgh.

First launched 10 years ago – and this year supported by the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation  (ECCI) –  the showcase has been a springboard to over £500 million in funding over its 10-year history.

Previous big winners at include Celtic Renewables and Pure LiFi – both supported by ECCI’s business growth programmes.

Today’s low carbon line-up includes anaerobic digestion revolutionaries Carbogenics and designers of an energy efficient and sustainable alternative to industrial centrifuges, uFraction8 – which also recently won a spot on the Climate-KIC Accelerator programme at ECCI.

This gives low carbon start-ups funding and support to build rock-solid business models and take their target markets by storm.

Last year ECCI became the official partner of Climate-KIC in Scotland and in 2017 helped 11 Scottish companies scoop more than £500,000 worth of investment, bag 14 awards and create 17 new jobs. More than 20 start-ups are currently being helped through the centre’s Climate-KIC programmes. 

Ed Craig, ECCI Deputy Director and National Climate-KIC lead for Scotland said: “ECCI is delighted to be supporting EIE this year as the official Scotland partner of Climate-KIC.

“As Scotland’s premier investor showcase EIE provides an opportunity like no other for our best innovators to pitch to investors from the UK and across the globe, attract funding, scale up and take effective actions towards a zero carbon world.”

For more information: https://edinburghcentre.org/support/climate-kic  

19 Apr 2018

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