Innovation
A place for ideas to thrive

Innovation is at the core of everything we do.

MSIP is a place where innovation is nurtured, your ideas can thrive, and collaboration opportunities are plentiful.

If you have an exciting new innovative project looking for a home, that is focused on sustainable mobility or decarbonisation, we would love to hear from you.

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Innovation Programme

We offer an innovation programme that has been shaped to support the development and delivery of product and service innovation across the sustainable mobility and decarbonisation sectors.

We facilitate collaborative partnerships between Universities, companies and other organisations.

Our Innovation Challenges support the delivery of the Scottish Government’s Net Zero targets by identifying relevant issues within industry and engaging with companies to develop and deliver solutions to these issues.

Our MSIP Accelerator* is targeted at ambitious early-stage companies and entrepreneurs, offering each cohort an intensive period of business support based in an incubator environment.

Our focus on sustainable mobility and decarbonisation allows us to offer companies access to our extensive network which can provide a wide range of opportunities including innovation funding and investment opportunities.

*The MSIP Accelerator is part funded by Scottish Enterprise.

Innovation Campus

Our Innovation Campus provides an exciting and varied environment for industry, academia and government to come together, to progress the just transition to net zero.

Our Innovation Hub will be located at the centre of the Innovation Parc, creating a focus of collaborative activity. It will offer core facilities including hot desks, flexible meeting and events space, design labs, a digital suite, demonstration space and a range of business support services.

The Innovation Labs at MSIP will offer 14 labs starting at 80m2. Designed for short-term, flexible project use, they  offer shared amenities and collaborative spaces for meeting and relaxing.

An additional Makerspace will offer basic workshop amenities for tenants in the Innovation Labs.

The Fulhame Building is a development of six industrial units for light manufacturing, offering space for companies looking to take their first step into an industrial unit with ambitions to growth.

Funding and Support

We understand how critical access to innovation funding and investment support is for companies to take an idea through the technology and manufacturing readiness levels.

We can connect you to relevant funding and investment, that will allow you to develop your product and technology further and quicker.

We’ve collated a list of current funding opportunities, which you can access here.

If you would like to find out more please contact us at [email protected].

Innovation Challenges

Our MSIP Innovation Challenges offer an open and easy to enter process, where innovative and ambitious companies can submit a potential solution to a Challenge placed by us.

Companies are encouraged to work collaboratively and to make use of our Innovation Labs.

The first MSIP Innovation Challenge launched 6th of July 2021.

Applications for our second Innovation Challenge are currently open. You can find out more here. Applications close 17th November 2022.

MSIP Accelerator Cohort 3

Cohort 3 of the MSIP Accelerator began in October 2022. Cohort 3 participants are:

Kinetic Hydro Ltd – River turbines that are reliable and easy to use for off-grid communities.

Láidir Circular Mobility Ltd – Láidir Circular Mobility is focussing on enabling a circular bioeconomy energy and materials future for global off road vehicle, van and medium to heavy truck markets.

Tronius Ltd – EV technologies and Renewable Energy Management Solutions.

Shakey Robotics Innovators Ltd – A company formed to create, develop and spin out bespoke technology solutions which accelerate the maritime sectors drive towards Net Zero by 2040.

Myriad Wind Energy Systems Ltd – designing the next generation of high-performance wind turbines.

CalPac Resources Limited (previously Neocycl UK Ltd) – We are a green metals technology company producing refined non-ferrous metals from scrap with zero carbon emissions.

Carruthers Renewables Ltd – Low Head Hydropower to Decarbonise the Global North and Electrify the Global South.

dpSun Ltd / IC2EV – Sustainable Electrification IC2EV is a project developed by dpSun to transform a combustion vehicle into a 100% electric vehicle, taking a polluting and long-lived vehicle such as a motorhome off the streets by incorporating the latest technology and a new e-Brain control unit, Reborn Electric.

4SB – A solution for city living electric car owners with limited access to roadside and overnight charging: an attachable, swappable ‘top-up’ battery. 4SB provides a solution for city living electric car owners with limited access to roadside and overnight charging: an attachable, swappable ‘jerry can’ battery.

ThermaFY Eco Solutions – ThermaFY offers the first holistic approach to improving the efficiency of heating systems and delivering a journey to net zero for individual homes.

Vahanomy Ltd – Vahanomy provides B2B AI-driven solutions to accelerate the rollout of the EV charging infrastructure through a location data analysis tool and marketplace for the EV charging infrastructure ecosystem.

HANA (Electric Motion) Ltd – Developing innovative solutions for ultra rapid EV charging in rural and semi-rural locations.

MSIP Accelerator Cohort 2

Our second MSIP Accelerator programme concluded in Autumn 2021. Cohort 2 participants were:

Bounce – SOFTWARE

Electric vehicle solution provider

Boxergy – HARDWARE/SOFTWARE

Smart energy system

Caigan Vehicle Technologies – HARDWARE

Fleet vehicle conversion to zero emissions

City Q – HARDWARE

Car-eBike platform – an ebike and a “micro car”

Cyclopic – HARDWARE

Zero emission mobility platform technology

Danu Robotics – HARDWARE

Robotics for waste management

DCarbon – HARDWARE

Decarbonisation of existing home heating

ELE Group – CONSULTANCY

Energy Systems

Kottackal /GreenPoint – SOFTWARE

EV Charging

QuickBlock Ltd – HARDWARE

Flat-packed, 100% recycled, rapid assembly building blocks. No tools or skills required

TraPar – SOFTWARE

Zero emission travel vehicle booking system

 

 

MSIP Accelerator Cohort 1

Our first MSIP Accelerator programme concluded in Spring 2021. Cohort 1 participants were: 

Frisco E-Bikes – HARDWARE
Ebike and Solar Docking Station

Genista Energy – HARDWARE
Design/installation of custom battery systems

Intra-Drive – HARDWARE
E-bike powertrain technology with combined gearbox and motor mid-drive system

LIND Products – HARDWARE
A unique energy storage and heating solution

PowerCircle – SOFTWARE
New social Energy Service Company (esco) and Virtual Power Plant (VPP)

Power to go Hydro – HARDWARE
Inflatable waterwheel

SolarisKit – HARDWARE
Flat-packable solar thermal collector

Zuos – SOFTWARE
Smart local energy systems for a low carbon future.

Partners and Collaborators

At MSIP, we have built an environment for collaboration between industry and academia to happen. You can test and build on new ideas, research and develop emerging technologies, and grow your business.

We are connected to world leading institutions including the University of St Andrews, the University of Dundee and Abertay University.

Those located at MSIP will have access to our partners and collaborators across academic institutions, industry groups and other innovation centres, creating opportunities to work together towards a common goal.

LOCATE

Based at MSIP, LOCATE is an ambitious project delivered by key partners including Transport Scotland, the University of St Andrews and Strathclyde University.

The LOCATE facility will support heavy duty vehicle platform testing and innovation, particularly around hydrogen fuel cell and battery electric powertrains.

Specialising in making sustainable heavy-duty vehicles more efficient, it demonstrates strong collaboration between government, business and universities to decarbonise the transport system.

"Innovation is a critical part of how we will become a globally recognised centre of excellence in sustainable mobility and decarbonisation. We are creating the ecosystem at MSIP that will ensure those that are developing technologies for the future will reach the ambitious net zero targets that have been set."
Sarah Petrie, Innovation Director, MSIP
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