The Centre for Innovation in Energy Storage (CIES) will bring together academia and industry to address one of the world’s most important technology challenges; the efficient storage of renewable energy.  The aim of CIES is to establish transformational collaboration between universities and businesses. CIES presents a unique opportunity that will address both Scottish Government’s Energy Strategy and priorities and the UK’s Industrial Strategy.  The Innovation Centre will have three elements: an Academic Collaboration based in the partner universities; an Innovation Facility based on The Eden Innovation Campus; and an Energy Storage Research Cluster housed within a new Interdisciplinary Energy Research Centre on the North Haugh Campus.