About us


With £180 million funding from the UK and Scottish Governments, through the Aberdeen City Region Deal (ACRD), the Net Zero Technology Centre inspires and accelerates innovation, co-investing in industry-led projects to take new technologies from concept through to deployment in the oil field.

We regularly report our performance against range of key indicators to the Aberdeen City Region Deal Joint Committee, which comprises senior representatives from the UK and Scottish Governments, Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Councils and Opportunity North East. 

Click to read our Annual Review (2020-21) to find out more about the projects we've been delivering in the past year.

Douglas Ross, UK Government minister: “It is fantastic to see the progress of the Net Zero Technology Centre over the past three years in which it has achieved many impressive results. The Centre is a key part of the transformative Aberdeen City Region Deal, into which the UK and Scottish Governments are jointly investing £250 million to maximise the region’s strengths and spark innovation, ensuring a sustainable and prosperous future. I look forward to seeing the continued progress of the Centre in keeping Scotland at the forefront of the global energy industry as we adapt to a net zero society.” 

Councillor Jenny Laing, Aberdeen City Council Co-Leader: "The Net Zero Technology Centre is a wonderful example of what can be achieved when the public and private sectors work together for long-term economic, environmental and social goals.”

Councillor Jim Gifford, Aberdeenshire Council Leader: “For me, the strength of the Net Zero Technology Centre is the mechanism it provides to support new ideas and bring them to market. It is about fostering an entrepreneurial attitude across the sector, and work done through the TechX programmes gives equality of opportunity from the pool of entrepreneurs.”

Andy Samuel, Chief Executive of the Oil and Gas Authority: “Over the past three years, the Net Zero Technology Centre has gone above and beyond to drive technology development in the UK oil and gas industry, creating many valuable opportunities for companies, individuals and academia. Technologies supported via The Centre have a powerful impact across the whole oil and gas lifecycle.”

Sir Ian Wood, Chairman of Opportunity North East: “The Net Zero Technology Centre has developed very successfully over the last three years and is now playing a significant role in growing and anchoring our oil and gas supply chain in the North East of Scotland long term, beyond the North Sea.”