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A report on universities’ role in driving innovation in Scotland has been published today by Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Glasgow.

Commissioned by the Scottish Government, the Muscatelli report looks at universities’ engagement with industry and their contribution to economic growth. It sets out 22 recommendations for driving innovation in Scotland.

Commenting on the report, SFC Chief Executive Karen Watt said:

“SFC welcomes this report as an important contribution to the national debate on how to best support Scotland’s economic prosperity.

We have seen many successful partnerships between industry and academia thanks to the quality of Scottish research and initiatives such as our Innovation Centres and organisations like Interface.

The recommendations in this report provide an opportunity to build on that success, and Scotland’s reputation as a nation of innovators. We look forward to considering the report with higher education institutions and our enterprise and skills sector partners.”