This month, our MD David Reid is working with filmmaker James Harrison to create a promotional film on some of the UK and Ireland’s most innovative low-carbon start-ups.
The start-ups are part of the EIT Climate-KIC Start-up Accelerator which helps turn great ideas into great businesses in the low-carbon cleantech sector.
Filming began last week at the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI) where start-ups were being interviewed after the completion of Phase One of the accelerator programme.
Innovations included a solar-powered lantern which can also charge up to four mobile phones, a unique new way of growing microalgae for use as a vital food supplement in commercial fish farms, and a social enterprise that helps get clean, safe, drinking water to the people who need it most.
This project will film start-ups at different stages of development throughout September and be used to promote the EIT Climate-KIC Accelerator to new audiences. The Climate-KIC is Europe’s largest public-private innovation partnership focused on climate change, consisting of dynamic companies, the best academic institutions and the public sector.
“It was great to be behind the camera again, producing and interviewing a range of inspiring entrepreneurs. Interviewing is a tricky skill, but if you can get the subject to relax a little and speak from the heart, that’s when their enthusiasm really shines through and you start to get a personal story full of passion and excitement for what they’re working on.” – David Reid, Managing Director, Matter PR.