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Scotland’s universities are a key part of the innovation system because of the skills that their graduates bring to the economy, the quality of their research and their ability to generate new ideas, products and processes. All of which has the potential to support business growth and competitiveness.

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University Innovation Fund

The University Innovation Fund (UIF) incentivises universities to work collaboratively to design and adopt innovative new approaches to exploiting the research base that will lead to a significant positive change in Scotland’s already good economic performance.

University Innovation Fund Review

The review is supported by SFC’s Research and Knowledge Exchange Committee’s (RKEC) UIF Review Group. The review will assess progress against the original aims of the UIF approach and provide recommendations for improvement and enhancement. The Review Group was chaired by former SFC Board member, Douglas Mundie with membership from SFC’s RKEC and other partner organisations.

Note: As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak our planned consultation on the UIF has been paused until further notice.

Further information about the review.