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Research and innovation

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Source of the personal data

The data is collected from universities.

Categories of personal data collected

  • Name.
  • Workplace email address.
  • Workplace telephone number.
  • Workplace address.
  • Signatures of staff authorising claims and verifying documents.

Purposes of processing

SFC processes the personal data of university members of staff, business contacts and other key stake holders to assess, to validate the funding of Innovation Centres and to grant Innovation Vouchers and to allow us to process funding for research purposes.

Legal basis for processing

SFC processes the data of university members of staff, business contacts and other key stake holders so far as it is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in SFC.

Recipients of the data

SFC shares contact details and validation of claims with other public sector bodies to allow them to carry out their tasks in the public interest and to carry out their statutory functions.

SFC may share personal data with:

  • The Scottish Government.
  • Regional Strategic Bodies (aka Joint Regional Boards).
  • Scottish Enterprise.
  • Highland and Islands Enterprise.

SFC also shares personal data collected for the issuing of Innovation Vouchers with Interface to allow for links between businesses, SFC and universities to be established.

SFC uses third parties for some of its IT systems which are used to hold and process personal data.