Created in 2006, the Scottish Environmental Technology Network supports the development and encourages the growth of the Environmental and Clean Technology (ECT) sector in Scotland (covering sustainable transport; building technologies; resource efficiency, recovery and recycling; water and waste water treatment; and environmental monitoring).
Our core functions are to provide targeted support to Scottish ECT sector businesses by:
You can read more about our collaborations and R&D work on behalf of member companies on our case studies page.
SETN has played a strong role in supporting Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and the Scottish Funding Council in driving progress and developing the ECT Action Plan. This in turn has fed into the Low Carbon Economic Strategy, an integral part of the Scottish Government's economic strategy for sustainable economic growth and a key component of meeting Scotland's climate change targets.
SETN has achieved its core aim of becoming the hub for the ECT Sector in Scotland with around 180 member companies (and growing) which has been strengthened by our move to Faculty of Engineering at the University of Strathclyde, in 2010. We are funded by the Scottish Funding Council and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) (and formerly the Scottish Government SEEKIT Programme).
There are many complementary initiatives in Scotland and SETN aims to avoid duplication and work in partnership with these to maximise our impact to the economy. For example we receive referrals and submit enquiries to Interface and other SEEKIT funded projects such as CIC start online.