SCCS has been awarded a grant from the SFC, from the Horizon Fund for Universities, for the development of a Carbon Capture and Storage Knowledge Hub for Scotland. This is a pan-Scotland partnership led by the University of Edinburgh, Heriot-Watt University and the British Geological Survey. The SFC grant partly funds the SCCS business development team and a number of Post Doctoral Research Associate posts. The key outcomes of funded activity are:
- Enhancement and promotion of SCCS research and development capacity and knowledge exchange to a global audience of researchers, industry and governments
- Increase in the research funding and research partnerships secured by SCCS
- Increase in the adoption of innovation and knowledge transfer in CCS to Scottish businesses
- Increase in consultancy, continuing professional development, IP licensing and patenting and new business start-ups delivered by SCCS
SFC funding has been secured to July 2016 based upon satisfying performance criteria.
Between August 2012 and March 2015, SCCS was part of the Energy Technology Partnership's (ETP) Knowledge Exchange Network, part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The KE Network aims to catalyse and accelerate KE activity between academia and SMEs, increasing innovation and advancing the development of the low carbon economy in Scotland.