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 Oil and gas decommissioning Scottish capability (2018) This capability statement outlines Scotland’s geographic and technical strengths in oil and gas decommissioning. It discusses the challenges and opportunities that decommissioning presents, and sets o...
 The social enterprise business support ecosystem in Scotland: report for RaiSE - enhancing social enterprise competitiveness (2017) This report presents the findings of the research carried out by Social Value Lab and the Yunus Centre on the support arrangements for social enterprises in Scotland, building on the findings from the...
 Scottish oil and gas diversification opportunities: heat & cooling, water and energy storage and systems (2017) This report presents the findings of an assessment that aimed to identify key sub sectors and areas of opportunity in alternative markets for the diversification of the Scottish oil and gas supply cha...
 Future Grangemouth Vision 2025: evaluation of economic effects (2017) In February 2015, Scottish Enterprise, Falkirk Council, Chemical Sciences Scotland and Grangemouth’s key chemicals businesses adopted the 'Future Grangemouth Vision 2025’. The strategy aims to firmly...
 Research into the Scottish food and drink innovation landscape (2017) This discussion document presents the results of a study to review the innovation landscape in Scotland for the Food & Drink industry and supply chain as it stands today and to establish if there are ...
 International comparator study of Abertay University’s Cybersecurity offering for Scottish Enterprise (2017) Cybersecurity is a key strength of Abertay University. Key areas of research interest and teaching are ethical hacking and ‘offensive’ cybersecurity. Abertay University is also undertaking some relat...
 Evaluation of Destination Leadership Programme (2017) This report presents the findings of a qualitative assessment of the Destination Leadership Programme (DLP). The aim of the DLP was to support and develop leadership capacity at the local and nationa...
 Oil and gas decommissioning: onshore facilities consents and waste disposal licences guide (2017) This guidance aims to assist port operators, waste management operators and the oil and gas industry understand the waste regulations and the consenting requirements in Scotland associated with the de...
 Energy Efficiency and Low Carbon Market Research (2017) The following research was commissioned by the Energy Savings Trust, in partnership with Scottish Enterprise, the Scottish Government and Zero Waste Scotland. This report presents the findings of rese...
 Interim evaluation: Scotland Food & Drink’s industry leadership activities – final report for Scottish Enterprise (2017) This report presents the findings of an interim evaluation of the delivery and impact of Scotland Food & Drink’s (SF&D) industry leadership activities. SF&D was established in 2007 as the Industry Lea...
 Understanding the Scottish Textile Industry productivity challenges (2017) The research aimed to analyse the productivity of the Scottish textiles sector and the challenges to productivity improvement. This report provides a detailed examination of productivity challenges fa...
 KPI Benchmarking Scotland: stage 1 - research on current construction performance KPIs (2017) The report focuses on the key performance indicators (KPIs) currently used by the Scottish construction sector. It maps and categorises the KPIs currently used by the sector, considers feedback from ...
 Benchmarking Scottish research in life and chemical sciences sectors (2017) The aim of the report was to provide an evaluation of Scotland’s competitive standings in the life and chemical sciences sectors, through a comparison of research and intellectual property indicators ...
 Benchmarking measures for Scottish pharma services (2017) The aim of the research was to provide Scottish Enterprise with recommended measures to benchmark Scottish pharma services against comparative/best in class regions in Europe.
 Mid-term review of REIF: final report for Scottish Enterprise (2016) The report presents the findings of the mid-term review of the Renewable Energy Investment Fund (REIF). REIF is a £103 million fund to support projects that deliver energy from a renewable source, red...
 Access to notified bodies research and market engagement 2016 (2016) The report outlines a research project undertaken for Scottish Enterprise (SE) between July and October 2016, which sought to understand the challenges faced by Scottish companies around securing the ...
 Broadcast and Television Production Strategy Research (2016) The aim of the report was to provide the Broadcast and Television Working Group with an assessment of the broadcast and television production sector in Scotland over 2014/15 and 2015/16, in order to i...
 Visitor attraction best practice (2016) The aim of the research was to identify and investigate best practice in a range of key areas of visitor attraction development and operation in Scotland, in order to support the growth and developmen...
 Hyperbaric and wider subsea testing market assessment (2015) The aim of the study was to examine the potential for a range of subsea testing facilities in Scotland, covering: large scale hyperbaric testing; vibration table testing; environmental chamber testing...
 The Ophthalmology Market (2015) The report presents the findings of a review of the ophthalmic market which covers a wide range of industries and technologies including: contact lenses; optical instrumentation and devices; gene ther...
 Better business better Scotland (2015) The report provides an overview of corporate responsibility in Scotland, highlighting examples of best practice and suggestions for improvement. It aims to inform the debate on the role business can a...
 Glasgow city centre west: economic framework development study (2015) Glasgow City Council (GCC) and Scottish Enterprise (SE) jointly commissioned this study which aimed to guide and promote the regeneration of the western edge of Glasgow city centre, to create an inter...
 MVDC technology study: market opportunities and economic impact (2015) Medium voltage direct current (MVDC) technology has been identified as a potential solution to a variety of challenges associated with integrating renewable generation into the electricity network. Th...
 Scottish manufacturing research study: executive summary (2014) The aim of the research was to develop an understanding of the key factors which companies believe impact on manufacturing in Scotland, as part of a wider programme of work to develop a Scottish Manuf...
 Analysis of the Scottish company base and market opportunities: low carbon heating and cooling and water supply and wastewater sectors (2014) Scottish Enterprise (SE), working with Highlands & Islands Enterprise (HIE), commissioned Innovas to carry out an analysis of the company base in the low carbon heating and cooling and water supply an...
 Developing mountain biking in Scotland: review of mountain biking developments and potential opportunities in the Scottish Enterprise area (2013) The review of Scottish mountain biking sought to establish the progress that had been made in the industry over the past few years and to provide recommendations for future development. In particular,...
 Dundee City Region tourism labour market study (2013) Dundee City Region’s tourism sector is set to benefit from the establishment of a new tourist attraction, the V&A (Victoria and Albert museum of art and design) at Dundee City Centre’s waterfront. Thi...
 The value of golf to Scotland’s economy (2013) The research aimed to highlight the importance of Scotland to the golfing industry, and the value that Scotland’s golf economy contributes to the country’s wider economy.
 Golf tourism in Perth and Kinross: an assessment of its growth potential to 2020: final report (2013) The golf tourism sector in Perth and Kinross is set to benefit from new investment in golf resorts over the coming years, as well as the hosting of the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles in 2014. In light of the...
 Building/site search for data centre opportunities: preliminary proposals for data centre options in Scotland (2013) The aim of the report was to identify a range of potential sites in Scotland that may be suitable for the development of large data centres. In the context of this report, the term ‘data centre’ is de...
 Economic contribution of industrial biotechnology in Scotland (2012) This report discusses the contribution that industrial biotechnology (IB) makes to Scotland’s economy. It aims to: identify a list of companies that utilise industrial biotechnology techniques in thei...
 Evaluation of Scottish Enterprise’s Textile Team’s impact on the textile sector’s growth agenda, 2006/7-2008/9 (2012) The aim of the Scottish Enterprise (SE) Textiles Team is to ‘assist the sustainable development of the Scottish Textiles Industry, and enhance the growth of a dynamic, flexible, market led and interna...
 Scottish Enterprise business plan 2012-15: evidence base (2012) This paper summarises the available evidence for the main areas of spend and activity outlined in the Scottish Enterprise (SE) Business Plan. In particular, evidence is shown for growth companies, the...
 Evaluation of Scottish Stem Cell Network (SSCN): final report (2012) The Scottish Stem Cell Network (SSCN) aims to create an over-arching body for interventions supporting the stem cell network. It encourages collaborative links between research scientists, clinicians,...
 Baselining and research into the construction sector in Scotland: final report (2012) This report provides a characterisation of the construction sector in Scotland, looking at the main trends, issues and opportunities for growth in the future. It considers the economic performance of ...
 Evaluation of the Wellness and Health Innovation project (2011) The Wellness and Health Innovation (WHI) project provides specialised support to Scottish companies that are developing innovative technology-enabled products, services or applications for the growing...
 Falkirk Grangemouth Framework for Growth (2011) A partnership within the Falkirk Grangemouth area, involving Scottish Enterprise, Chemicals Sciences Scotland and Falkirk Council, has agreed: a vision for the development of a low-carbon chemicals an...
 Mackintosh and Merchant City projects review: final report (2011) The Merchant City project aims to increase business collaboration, enhance tourism products and events, and develop new marketing and promotional activities within the Merchant City area of Glasgow. T...
 Identifying the 'gap' in business support: data analysis (2011) The report aimed to explore whether there is a significant 'service gap' in business support between Scottish Enterprise (SE)/Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) and the Business Gateway. It respon...
 Longitudinal national evaluation of CompeteFor: interim evaluation (2011) The CompeteFor (CFOR) free service consisted of three interventions: a web-based Electronic Brokerage System (EBS), to ensure that all members of the UK’s business community had access to, and could c...
 The challenges of estimating the economic impacts of spending on economic development, and a review of Scottish Enterprise’s approach (2011) This report discusses the broad issues and challenges in assessing the benefits to an economy of economic development spending; such as business support, infrastructure development, inward investment ...
 Economic impact RAF Leuchars (2011) Scottish Enterprise (SE) commissioned EKOS to undertake a desk-based economic impact assessment of the RAF Leuchars airbase in Fife, in light of the recent Strategic Defence Review and speculation tha...
 Review of Chemical Sciences Scotland activities (2010) This report reviews the progress made in delivering the activities of Chemical Sciences Scotland (CSS), an industry leadership group which has developed an overall strategic vision for the chemical sc...
 Scottish energy ready reckoner (2010) Energy markets are not only vast, but can change very quickly and very dramatically. The Scottish Enterprise (SE) Energy Team therefore needs to be able to quickly spot and discriminate between market...
 Interim evaluation of Scotland Food and Drink (2010) Scottish Food and Drink (SF&D) was established as an industry-led membership organisation which aimed to bring together the whole supply chain involved in the food and drink industry in Scotland under...
 Developing Scotland’s low carbon built environment (Phases 1 & 2) (2010) The research was conducted to help Scottish Enterprise assess the potential for investment in the Scottish low carbon built environment (LCBE) sector, a range of products and services which have the p...
 Evaluation of Local Construction Forum activity in the Scottish Enterprise East Operating Region (2009) The Local Construction Forums operating in the Scottish Enterprise (SE) East Operating Region under review for this evaluation were Forth Construction, Fife Construction Forum and the Edinburgh and Lo...
 The economic impact of Edinburgh Airport (2009) The study was commissioned to assess the economic impact of Edinburgh Airport and its growth plans, considering the airport’s current and future importance to the Edinburgh City Region and to Scotland...
 Market intelligence report: energy management in the built environment (2009) This document provides market intelligence on the concept of Energy Management in the Built Environment (EMBE). For the purposes of this report the definition of EMBE is: products and systems that man...
 Immunotherapy: environmental scan (2009) Immunotherapy is defined broadly as a set of clinical interventions aimed at counteracting disease by modulating a patient’s immune system, using both conventional small molecule approaches and tools ...