Scottish Alliance for Geoscience, Environment and Society


Since 2017 ECCI and SAGES facilitated 13 student internships.

100% of students learned beneficial new skills during the SAGES Innovation programme.

100% found the internship useful for future career prospects.

‘A great process to integrate academic and private business insights.’ Industry placement

‘The interns skill-set and previous experience was very well suited to our business activities and became a great asset to the company.’ Industry placement

This has made me think differently about how I should and will present my research.’ SAGES PhD student

Industry placements


  • Futures Forum
  • Geospatial Data
  • Landscapes as Carbon Sinks
  • Plant Sutherland
  • Argyll & the Isles Coast and Countryside Trust


  • ECCi
  • ClimateXChange
  • One Cherry
  • Trade in Space
  • SPICe
  • ClimateXChange
  • Comrie Croft


  • Space Intelligence – provides satellite data analysis and maps of forests, deforestation and forest degradation
  • WHRL – Highly efficient waste heat recovery technology that recovers heat energy lost by industrial refrigeration systems
  • East Africa Sisal Company – Innovative ethical business using sisal fibre to develop sustainable materials
  • Carbomap – forest mapping specialists that apply state-of-the-art science to the problem of measuring and mapping the world’s forest carbon
  • ClimateXChange – Scotland’s centre of expertise connecting climate change research and policy

Could you take part in an industry placement? Contact Rosanna Crawford Harvey, ECCI Project Officer.

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