The Innovation Centres: productive collaboration

Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Grace Arnell

Opening the door to innovation

 

The potential of Scotland’s academic research base to help companies grow is immense. Businesses often know this, but do not know what to do about it.


Around 70% of businesses in Scotland report barriers to academic collaboration: they are not sure who to talk to, what capabilities exist, or how to make collaboration work.


Scotland’s Innovation Centres are changing this. Through connections, signposting, funding, technical expertise and project management, we make it easier for businesses, academia, funders and other innovation partners to collaborate successfully.


This work is only made possible by our unique networks and alignment with our sectors. The benefits for Scotland are far-reaching and rich.

 

Scotland’s eight Innovation Centres operate across key sectors where Scotland can be world-leading. Their common aim is to help businesses large and small to increase the pace of innovation – and in turn to help Scotland’s economy and people to prosper.


The programme is funded by the Scottish Funding Council, with support from Scottish Enterprise and Highlands& Islands Enterprise.

 

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