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 Action Plan: Carbon Capture and Utilisation – sector innovation (2019) The study was commissioned by Scottish Enterprise (SE) and Falkirk Council (FC) with the aim of informing Falkirk Growth deal plans on implementation of Carbon Capture and Utilisation (CCU) projects a...
 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...
 The water sector in Scotland: market size research – turnover, jobs, exports and gross value added (2019) The report aims to understand the water sector in Scotland – turnover, jobs, exports and gross value added (GVA). It covers current R&D activity, current and historic economic performance, expected f...
 Scotland’s inclusive economic performance (2019) The Scottish Government’s National Performance Framework (NPF) was refreshed in June 2018, with the aim to provide ‘a focus and direction for policy action across the public sector as a whole’. The N...
 Age-friendly places: evidence pack (2018) This report provides an overview of existing research regarding the creation of age-friendly places across urban and rural Scotland, with a particular focus on housing. It sets out good practice desi...
 Constrained renewables and green hydrogen production study: final report (2018) The study explored the nature of constrained renewables in Scotland, including constraints and curtailment levels around the country. It then investigated the possibility of diverting some of this con...
 Water efficiency technologies research (2018) Water Research Centre (WRc) was engaged to assist Scottish Enterprise (SE) identify the industry sectors that use Scottish water heavily and understand the challenges of adopting new innovative water/...
 Scottish Technology Industry Survey 2018: analysis of questions on innovation systems and the gender gap (2018) The Scottish Technology Industry Survey is an annual measure of the digital technologies industry’s health and performance during the last year, and its expected development during the current year. T...
 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...
 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...
 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 ...
 Energy systems technology benchmarking study (2016) This report assesses energy system technology activity in Scotland and compares the capabilities of Scottish companies with the rest of the UK and other relevant developed and developing countries. Sp...
 A study of Scotland’s international competitiveness in the energy systems sector: final report (2016) This report presents an assessment of Scotland's international competitiveness in the energy systems sector. It focuses on the capabilities and services that facilitate the integration, interoperabili...
 A strategic review of innovation support (2016) The aim of the review was to understand attitudes to innovation among Scottish companies, including how and why they invest in innovation and how important they feel innovation is to their future grow...
 Realising the benefits of digital technology: citizen-led innovation for health and wellbeing - a scoping report for Scottish Enterprise and the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE) (2015) The report aims to scope existing stakeholders in the digital landscape; describe the current role of the third sector; and identify the benefits, opportunities and barriers to encouraging citizen-led...
 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...
 Innovation in Scotland: analysis of the Community Innovation Survey 2011 (2015) This paper analyses the 2011 UK Innovation Survey, which covers the period 2008-10, focusing on Scotland’s performance. The 2011 survey is the fourth bi-annual survey, conducted every two years by the...
 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. ...
 Food & drink sector: innovation infrastructure & facilities in Scotland - summary report of industry demand, existing innovation support, and options to address any identified gaps (2014) A key strategic priority for Scotland Food & Drink (SF&D) and Scottish Enterprise (SE) is to improve the innovation performance of Scottish food and drink companies and to increase their investment in...
 The role of acquisitions in company growth (2014) The aim of the research was to understand the role acquisition can play in the growth of Scottish companies. The research had the following objectives: to provide a comprehensive overview of the acqui...
 Evaluation of Enterprise Fellowships: final report (2013) Scottish Enterprise (SE) and the Royal Society of Edinburgh’s (RSE’s) Enterprise Fellowships programme aims to target researchers and innovators with entrepreneurial potential and a promising science ...
 The role of technology and technology-based firms in economic development: rethinking innovation and enterprise policy in Scotland (2012) The report explores the role of technology and innovation in driving productivity growth and economic growth, and the extent to which employment and wealth trends are driven by a few high-growth firms...
 Evaluation of the Tourism Innovation Programme (2012) [Scottish Enterprise is currently reviewing with partners and industry the results of this evaluation with a view to developing a programme of support which meets the needs of industry and the new str...
 Innovation in Scotland: analysis of the Community Innovation Survey 2009 (2012) This report presents an analysis of the Scottish results of the 2009 UK Innovation Survey. The UK Innovation Survey 2009, covering the period from 2006 to 2008, is conducted by the Office for National...
 Commercialisation programme longitudinal review: final report (2012) Frontline was commissioned by Scottish Enterprise (SE) to conduct the 2011 Commercialisation Review, a longitudinal study aimed at understanding the development cycle of technology based businesses wi...
 Impact evaluation of ProspeKT/Informatics Ventures (2011) Over 2005 and 2006 the ProspeKT project was developed as part of a major partner investment project, funded by Scottish Enterprise (SE) and the University of Edinburgh (UoE), undertaken to better expl...
 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...
 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...
 Evaluation of the Commercial Breakthrough Service (2011) The Commercial Breakthrough Service aimed to address observed weakness in sales and marketing skills amongst technology-based firms and specialist service companies in Scotland. It was aimed at firms ...
 Review of Scotland Europa EU R&D Funding Service (2011) Scotland Europa’s European Union (EU) Research and Development (R&D) Funding Support Service was launched in 2009 in order to stimulate wider engagement of Scottish organisations in the EU Seventh Fra...
 <£100,000 R&D Grant and Innovation Support Grant evaluation (2010) Scottish Enterprise’s (SE’s) below £100,000 R&D Grant and Innovation Support Grant (ISG) are aimed at increasing R&D and innovation activity in the Scottish company base. The evaluation assesses the ...
 Strategic review of South of Scotland Innovation System (2010) The South of Scotland Innovation System Initiative (SoSISI) aims to increase the level of innovative activity within the South of Scotland (covering Dumfries and the Scottish Borders), and facilitate ...
 Life science innovation strategies in Sweden, Ireland and Ontario: lessons learned for Scotland (2010) The research was conducted in order to help put Scottish life science policy efforts in context with other countries and regions around the world. Focusing on Sweden, Ireland and Ontario, it aimed to ...
 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...
 The Customer Feedback Project ‘Listening to Our Visitors’: project review (2009) The pilot Customer Feedback Project ‘Listening to Our Visitors’ (LTOV) was launched by the Scottish Government in 2007 with the aim of: increasing the number of tourism-related businesses collecting a...
 Tourism product development evaluation - final report (2009) Scottish Enterprise’s (SE’s) tourism product development activity aims to develop new products and services within seven key areas of tourism in Scotland – Whisky, Food, Country Sports (including angl...
 Commercialisation programme review: synthesis of findings - final report (2009) Scottish Enterprise’s (SE) Commercialisation programme, which included 18 projects that engaged with 1,306 companies, aimed to deliver support to technology based businesses, ranging from investment t...
 R&D Grant Evaluation (2009) Scottish Enterprise’s (SE’s) R&D Grant programme is a discretionary, single company grant that supports businesses to undertake development of new products or processes to the pre-production prototype...
 Innovation Through Collaboration - programme evaluation (final report) (2009) Innovation Through Collaboration (ItC) was launched in November 2007, managed on behalf of the Chemical Sciences Scotland (CSS) Innovation Group, as a way to encourage the development of collaborative...
 Evaluation of Tourism Management and Leadership Development Activities (2009) Tourism and Management Leadership Development Activities (TMLDA) was developed and delivered by Scottish Enterprise (SE) to support management and leadership development in the industry. TMLDA compris...
 Pride and passion evaluation (2009) The Pride and Passion (P&P) initiative was designed to improve the customer experience in the Scottish tourism sector through Community Challenges (community collaborations to set up local projects), ...
 Evaluation of the GTI Business Connections Project: final report (2009) The centre for Genomics Technology and Informatics (GTI) Business Connections project (‘the Business Connections project’) was developed by the University of Edinburgh and Scottish Enterprise Edinburg...
 Edinburgh Pre Incubation Scheme economic impact evaluation: final report (2009) The Edinburgh Pre-Incubator Scheme (EPIS) aims to encourage and support innovation by facilitating direct collaboration between universities and entrepreneurs. The primary focus of this evaluation was...
 Strategic Review of Scottish Enterprise Incubation Support (2009) The aim of the evaluation was to review the incubation support offered by Scottish Enterprise (SE). The brief was to “contextualise lessons learned using the evaluation evidence gathered to date by SE...
 Small and medium sized city regions (2008) The research project aimed to identify what Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire can learn from other successful small and medium sized city regions across the developed world. The research had three phas...
 EPIS Phase 2 Evaluation: final report (2008) The Edinburgh Pre-Incubator Scheme (EPIS) is a highly successful initiative for the University of Edinburgh, which is widely regarded as a cost-effective way of marshalling local resources such as aca...
 Stem Cell Monitoring and Evaluation Framework: final report (2008) The Scottish Stem Cell Intervention Framework (SCIF) is a joint venture supported by the Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise (SE), universities, private companies and individuals, the aim of whic...
 Evaluation of Wireless Innovation Project: a final report to Scottish Enterprise (2008) The Wireless Innovation Project (WIP) was established in 2003 to overcome barriers to entry for Scotland based firms operating in the Wireless space, providing technical support, market research and b...
 Interim evaluation of the Institute for System Level Integration (ISLI): final report (2008) The Institute for System Level Integration (ISLI) was set up by Scottish Enterprise (SE) to fill the gap between industry and academia in the field of electronic product design and technology. Its obj...