Glasgow is working towards becoming one of Europe's most sustainable cities by 2020 and a world leading centre for sustainable policy, innovation and action.
Thanks to its world-class academic and research infrastructure, Glasgow offers a culture of innovation to renewable energy companies and is now home to the UK's largest renewable electricity company, SSE, as well as a number of other organisations at the forefront of low carbon developments including the likes of SPR Iberdrola and the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult.
The University of Strathclyde's Institute for Energy and Environment is one of the largest electrical power engineering and energy technology university research groups in Europe and over £100 million has been invested in the creation of its Technology and Innovation Centre (TIC) and Scottish Enterprise's inovo - an office environment which aims to encourage the collaboration between companies, research groups and academia involved in the development of low carbon energy and enabling technology sectors.
Alumni from the University of Glasgow include the likes of Lord Kelvin and James Watt, giving it a long-standing and world-renowned reputation for innovation in this sector. Today, energy engineering research at the university focuses primarily on the efficiency of energy conversion technologies and is deeply rooted in partnerships with industry.
Glasgow Caledonian University's School of Engineering and the Built Environment has a Knowledge Transfer Partnership and works on pioneering research and development within the subsea oil and gas industry.