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Independent Review of Innovation Centres Programme

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The review focused on the delivery of the original vision, aims and objectives of the Innovation Centres Programme. It was chaired by Professor Graeme Reid and supported by an Advisory Committee and economic assessment consultants, EKOS Ltd. This approach was chosen to ensure transparency of the review and the credibility of its recommendations.

The review considered the role of the public sector partners (SFC, Scottish Enterprise and Highlands & Islands Enterprise) as well as the progress and potential of the Innovation Centres programme, full details of the review can be viewed in the Terms of Reference document [PDF] and in the report and evidence below.



Written Evidence [PDF – 17MB]

Business Engagement and Economic Impact Evaluation of the Innovation Centres Programme from EKOS [PDF]

Transcriptions of the Oral Evidence [PDF] received by the Advisory Committee. Note – Should they be required, audio files can be requested by emailing:

Professor Reid held a dissemination event [PDF] with key stakeholders on 14 October 2016 in Glasgow where he presented [PPT] his review and discussed his findings with attendees.

Advisory Committee

At the time of the review, members of the Advisory Committee were:

  • Professor Graeme Reid (Chair), Professor of Science and Research Policy, University College London.
  • Professor Tim Bedford, Professor of Risk and Decision Analysis, University of Strathclyde, SFC RKEC member.
  • William Findlay, GlobalScot Network, former President of Cameron International.
  • Alex Herbert, Senior Higher Education Advisor, Research Policy Team, former HEFCE.
  • Douglas Mundie, Saltire Business Solutions, SFC Board and RKEC member.
  • Alex Saxon, Associate Director, Research Councils UK (now UK Research and Innovate).

Further information

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SFC Strategic Plan 2022-27

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