Northern Connections

The upcoming Scottish Living Lab

20 January 2020 - Published by Anne Katrine Arentsen

With the date fast approaching for the Scottish Living Lab: Carbon Capture & Utilisation Response to Climate Change & Rise of New Industry and organisers are busy putting the finishing touches to what is expected to be a fundamental step in exploring potential collaborative opportunities for the future of CCUS in Scotland. Events such as this are key to facilitating strategic partnership relationships and collaborative opportunities. 

The Scottish delegation were able to make vital connections at the last Living Lab located in Brussels. Here, in partnership with Scottish Enterprise, we were able to use the Living Lab platform to engage and build relationships with key European stakeholders in CCUS, such as Vito. 

The Scottish Living Lab is already well subscribed with over 130 representatives coming from a host of  international locations, including as far as the US. Comprising of policy creators, solutions architects and businesses, already pioneering in this field, this promises to be an exciting and fruitful event. 

What is going to happen?
The B2B Matchmaking Event
 will bring companies, stakeholders, research & public sector organisations together from across the North Sea Region to discuss the CCU opportunities, showcase innovative products, services and business models to enable implementation and scaling up of CCU projects. You will gain direct contact with project developers and have opportunities to pitch your solutions/ideas during workshops or one-to-one B2B meetings.

This B2B Matchmaking Event is centred around the Living Lab concept. The two Living Labs, Falkirk Council and Acorn Carbon Capture & Storage project, will present their CCU related opportunities and challenges at this event.

Presenting the two challenges owners 
Falkirk Council 
aims to enable transformation of the Grangemouth industrial complex, into the CCU hub for Scotland. Plans include an Enterprise and Innovation hub, co-location of academic and industry partners. This will enable testing and scaling-up of new technologies for capturing and utilising CO2 incorporating the use of renewable energy and hydrogen. Read more about the Living Lab Event here. 

Acorn Carbon Capture & Storage (CCS) is a low-cost, low-risk carbon capture and storage (CCS) project, aiming to start operations in 2024 looking to initially handle and sequester up to 2mtpa of CO2 increasing to 16mtpa in Subsequent phases. The project is looking to identify sources of CO2, plus transport and capture technologies. It plans to open CCU activities from storage sites as capacity for storage increases. Read more about the Living Lab Event here. 

The matchmaking event offers you the following opportunities:

  • Initiate new partnerships with national and international companies, research institutions and governmental authorities active on CCU (CO2 providers, Green energy providers, hydrogen
    technologies & services, CCU technology companies, biotechnology, manufacturing, horticulture)
  • Involvement with innovative project developments
  • Network with international experts in your field of interest

If you are interested and not already signed up to attend, please do not hesitate and risk missing out on this collaborative opportunity. Please follow the link below to register - and we look forward to seeing you in Scotland!


Find all the practical information here - or interested in more information? 
Please contact Josephine Martin or Marta Eizaguirre.