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 Economic and business performance and trends across Scotland’s regions (2019) This study sought to bring together a wide range of data available at a regional level, to give a wider view of the economic and business performance of the regions of Scotland. The idea was by bringi...
 Innovation and Business Performance (2019) This paper examines the effects of different types, and combinations, of innovation activity on business performance. The aim is to help inform policy to support innovation by trying to identify busi...
 Acquisitions in Scotland 2003-19 (2019) This report updates the previous research into the acquisitions market in Scotland, extending the period of data analysis from 2003 through to 2019. The aim of the update was to provide latest availab...
 The economic opportunity for a large scale CO2 management industry in Scotland (2019) Strathclyde University’s Centre for Energy Policy was engaged by Scottish Enterprise to research and prepare a short position paper that sets out the high level narrative for Scotland’s capacity/capab...
 New business creation in Scotland’s regions and industries since 2010 (2019) This note considers the change in new business creation (start-ups) since 2010 across regions and industries. It draws on a previous paper looking at start-ups across regions and links to a wider, ong...
 Digital Tourism Scotland evaluation: final report (2019) The Digital Tourism Scotland (DTS) programme offers sector specific digital support to tourism businesses in Scotland. DTS is run as a partnership programme and has six main delivery partners: Scottis...
 Mid-sized businesses in Scotland 2010-18 (2018) Mid-sized businesses (MSBs) are defined as businesses with a turnover of between £25m and £500m. Evidence demonstrates MSBs to be more productive, more innovative and to disproportionately contribute ...
 Mid-sized businesses across the regions and industries of Scotland (2010-18) (2018) Mid-Sized Businesses (MSBs) are defined as those with turnover of between £25m and £499m. Growth in the number and performance of MSBs matters because they disproportionately contribute to growth and ...
 New business creation in Scotland since 2010 (2018) New business creation is important for providing a larger business base from which to develop more growth as well as more mid-sized businesses (MSBs). Evidence also identifies new firms as the primary...
 Scottish Loan Fund (SLF) Strategic Review and Economic Impact Assessment (2018) The main objectives of the Review were to conduct a review of the current market conditions in which the SLF operates and assess whether there continues to be a rationale for intervention through the ...
 Scottish Investment Bank Financial Readiness Service Strategic Review: Final report to Scottish Enterprise (2018) This report summarises the findings and recommendations from a Strategic Review of the Scottish Investment Bank (SIB) Financial Readiness Service (FRS). FRS delivers a range of advisory support throug...
 JustTech comparator study: final report (2018) The study aimed to help build the business case for the University of Dundee’s proposal for significant investment in the JustTech forensic science industry cluster. The proposed project submitted by ...
 Scotland’s international competitiveness and benchmarking in subsea engineering: study report (2018) The study aimed to assess the status of competitiveness and innovation in Scotland’s subsea market and how it compares to other international markets. Subsea engineering encompasses all technology and...
 Performance of high growth firms in Scotland (2018) This paper summarises new data on high growth firms (HGFs) in Scotland, and compares performance to other UK regions in high growth performance. The analysis considered the proportion of the business ...
 Mid-sized businesses in Scotland 2010-17 (2018) Mid-sized businesses (MSBs) are commonly defined as businesses with a turnover of between £25m and £500m. These businesses have been shown to be more productive, and have performed better in recent ye...
 Acquisitions in Scotland 2003-17 (2018) This report updates the previous research into the acquisitions market in Scotland, extending the period of data analysis from 2003 to 2017. The research had two aims: to provide comprehensive and tho...
 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...
 Growth companies in Scotland (2017) This research was designed to identify the nature and extent of growth across the business base in Scotland. It sought to identify the locations in which companies achieve intermittent and sustained g...
 An update of the Global Entrepreneurship Development Index for Scotland (2017) This report presents a short literature review of academic work on entrepreneurial ecosystems since the first REAP (Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Programme) Scotland report, followed by the f...
 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...
 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...
 CeeD membership perception and benefits study (2017) CeeD is a cross-sector peer-to-peer community and co-operative problem solving and learning network, originally operating within the engineering sector but now operating across many key public and pri...
 Tradescape 2025: evidence pack (2017) The Tradescape Evidence Pack summarises the key findings from the Tradescape 2025 project, which took place February to October 2017. Tradescape is part of Scottish Enterprise’s Future Focus programm...
 The risk capital market in Scotland: annual report 2016 (2017) This report presents a detailed and comprehensive analysis of the early stage risk capital market in Scotland for 2016. It aims to improve the understanding of the scale and characteristics of the ea...
 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...
 Entrepreneurial leadership in SE account managed firms (2017) The study focused on entrepreneurial leadership, its presence in Scottish Enterprise (SE) account managed firms and its impact on business performance and growth. The draft report summarises the overa...
 Fast-growth companies in Scotland (2016) The aim of the research was to develop a better understanding of fast-growth companies in Scotland, in order to contribute to Scottish Enterprise’s (SE’s) evidence base on their contribution to produc...
 Tracking the performance of high growth entrepreneurs (2016) Existing evidence suggests that despite the provision of a high volume of free or low-cost support for entrepreneurs, the performance of Scottish high growth firms (HGFs) continues to lag behind that ...
 Oil and gas finance market gap analysis (2016) In response to the challenges Scottish Enterprise commissioned a finance market gap analysis to explore the finance issues faced by companies within the oil and gas industry, in particular in supply c...
 Growth and productivity performance of account managed companies (2016) The research is an analysis of Scottish Enterprise (SE) and Highland and Island Enterprise’s (HIE) Account Managed (AM) Companies’ performance in terms of growth in employment, turnover and productivi...
 Film and TV studio market update (2015) This report provides an update to a previous market assessment developed as part of the Options Appraisal for a film and TV production studio in Scotland in 2014. In particular, the update aimed to ex...
 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...
 Review of the Supplier Development Programme (2015) The report presents the findings of a review of the Supplier Development Programme (SDP), a programme which aims to support SMEs and third sector organisations become more informed, aware and capable ...
 A study of the contribution of cooperative models to Scotland’s economic strategy and evaluation of Cooperative Development Scotland (2015) The report has two primary aims: to present the findings of a study into the contribution of cooperative models to Scotland’s economic strategy (ES); and to provide an evaluation of Cooperative Develo...
 Leadership and management skills, management practices and firm performance and growth in Scottish SMEs (2015) The report was produced as part of a number of research projects that aim to build understanding of the impact improved leadership skills have on company performance. There is an increasingly widespre...
 Social Enterprise in Scotland Census: 2015 (2015) The report was produced as part of a research project that aims to build an understanding of social enterprise (SE) activity in Scotland. The project arose out of a commitment to better co-ordinate th...
 An evaluation of the Offshore Wind Diversification Support programme: final report (2015) The report provides an evaluation of the Offshore Wind Diversification Support (OWDS) programme, which seeks to help companies to diversify into the offshore wind (OW) sector. The key objectives of th...
 The Recycling of Entrepreneurial Talent (2015) Entrepreneurial recycling considers how individuals evolve over time. It looks at how entrepreneurs use their newly acquired wealth, along with their experience of starting, developing and then exitin...
 Low carbon heat foresighting: discussion paper (2015) The research aimed to identify the key technologies and drivers which will enable the heating (and cooling) sector to transition to meet emission reduction targets of 80% by 2050. The analysis will al...
 Delivery options for production space for film and TV (2014) This report presents the findings of an option appraisal study commissioned by Scottish Enterprise (SE), in partnership with Creative Scotland (CS) and the Scottish Government (SG), into the developme...
 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...
 Growing Scotland’s international competitiveness and delivering sustainable economic growth: what works evidence review (2014) The aim of this report is to highlight the available evidence on what works to promote and encourage the international competitiveness and sustainable economic growth of businesses in Scotland. ...
 Employee owned businesses: access to funding (2014) The aim of the research was to examine access to funding for employee-owned businesses (EOBs) in Scotland, of which there has been a significant increase in the last few years; it is estimated that th...
 The benefits and volume and value of country sports tourism in Scotland (2014) The aims of the report were to describe the nature of shooting and fishing activities, the attitudes of providers and participants, the volume and value for Scotland, and the economic impact. The rep...
 The international market opportunity for the Scottish low carbon heat sector (2014) The report aimed to provide a review of the most attractive overseas export markets for Scottish businesses involved in ‘low carbon heat’, defined as those technologies that provide renewable heat or ...
 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...
 Strategic review of the Scottish EDGE (2014) This report presents the findings of a strategic review of the Scottish EDGE (Encouraging Dynamic Growth Entrepreneurs) programme, undertaken during April and May 2014 for Scottish Enterprise (SE). Th...