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 Local Energy Systems International Research (2019) The central aim of this study was to identify the niches that provide the best opportunity for Scottish businesses in the international market for Local Energy Systems (LES). In order to do this, the ...
 Glasgow Geothermal Energy Research Field Site Company demand analysis (2019) The key aims for the research project were as follows: to carry out a thorough review of the current Scottish geothermal company base; to survey the companies identified regarding their interest in th...
 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...
 Evaluation of the Scotland Food and Drink Export Plan (2018) This report details the results of an internal evaluation of the Scotland Food and Drink Export Plan undertaken by the Scottish Enterprise (SE) Appraisal and Evaluation Team on behalf of Scottish Deve...
 Subsea Engineering Opportunity: International Market Insights Report series - aquaculture (2018) This report is part of a series of reports considering the opportunities for the Scottish oil and gas (O&G) subsea supply chain in other subsea and related markets. It looks at aquaculture, and maricu...
 Subsea Engineering Opportunity: International Market Insights Report series - water and wastewater (2018) This report is part of a series of reports considering the opportunities for the Scottish oil and gas (O&G) subsea supply chain in other subsea and related markets. It focuses on the water and wastewa...
 Subsea engineering opportunity: International Market Insights Report series - carbon capture, utilisation and storage (2018) This report is part of a series of reports considering the opportunities for the Scottish oil and gas (O&G) subsea supply chain in other subsea and related markets. It covers carbon capture, utilisati...
 Subsea engineering opportunity: International Market Insights Report series - seabed mining, mineral extraction and methane hydrates (2018) This report is part of a series of reports considering the opportunities for the Scottish oil and gas (O&G) subsea supply chain in other subsea and related markets. It covers seabed mining (SBM) – wh...
 Subsea engineering opportunity: International Market Insights Report series - marine renewable energy (2018) This report is part of a series of reports considering the opportunities for the Scottish oil and gas (O&G) subsea supply chain in other subsea and related markets. It covers the marine renewable ene...
 Subsea engineering opportunity: International Market Insights Report series – nuclear decommissioning (2018) This report is part of a series of reports considering the opportunities for the Scottish oil and gas (O&G) subsea supply chain in other subsea and related markets. This report focuses on the nuclear ...
 Subsea engineering opportunity: International Market Insights Report series - Oil and Gas decommissioning (2018) This report is part of a series of ten reports considering the opportunities for the Scottish oil and gas (O&G) subsea supply chain in other subsea and related markets. It focuses on the O&G decommiss...
 Subsea engineering opportunity: International Market Insights Report series – ocean science (2018) This report is part of a series of reports considering the opportunities for the Scottish oil and gas (O&G) subsea supply chain in other subsea and related markets. It focuses on the ocean science sec...
 Subsea engineering opportunity: International Market Insights Report series – summary report (2018) Scottish Enterprise (SE) has undertaken a review of non-oil and gas subsea sectors that have the potential to provide diversification and internationalisation opportunities for the Scottish oil and ga...
 Scottish Enterprise Economic Trends Survey: planning for leaving the European Union – October 2018 (2018) This paper presents the findings of the Scottish Enterprise Economic Trends Survey, which examined the extent to which Scottish Enteprise (SE) Account Managed companies were preparing for the UK’s exi...
 Increasing the number of Scottish International Businesses (2018) The aim of the paper is to consider the practical steps used by Scottish Enterprise/Scottish Development International (SE/SDI) to increase the number of exporters and, more widely, the number of inte...
 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...
 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...
 Strategic evaluation of SDI international activities: final report (2017) The Scottish Government (SG), Scottish Enterprise (SE) and Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) deliver international trade and investment support principally through Scottish Development Internatio...
 Subsea engineering opportunity: International Market Insights Report series – offshore wind (2017) This report is the first in a series of reports considering the opportunities for the Scottish oil and gas (O&G) subsea supply chain in other subsea and related markets. It focuses on offshore wind (O...
 Scotland’s trade position and performance (2017) This paper provides a summary of Scotland’s trade position and performance using recently available data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and the Scottish Government (SG). It covers the k...
 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...
 Strategic evaluation of SDI international activities 2017: Scottish Enterprise - additional analysis (2017) This paper details the additional analysis undertaken by Scottish Enterprise (SE) following completion of the main evaluation report by SQW (‘Strategic evaluation of SDI international activities’), pu...
 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...
 International Technology and Renewable Energy Zone: project review - final report for Scottish Enterprise (2017) The report presents the main findings from a review of the International Technology and Renewable Energy Zone (ITREZ) project. ITREZ is a 10-year collaboration between Scottish Enterprise, the Univers...
 Scottish Enterprise business events study: executive summary (2016) The aim of the study was to understand if and where further significant opportunities exist to attract additional business events revenues into Scotland.
 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...
 Evaluation of Scotland Welcomes the World 2014: business engagement events (2015) The purpose of the research was to evaluate the following business engagement activities delivered within the scope of Scottish Enterprise’s (SE’s) Scotland Welcomes the World 2014 Programme (SWTW): G...
 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...
 International market opportunity analysis for the Scottish water and wastewater sector (2015) The purpose of the research was to assess the international marketplace for water and wastewater, and to identify those markets and market regions which offer the optimum export potential for Scottish...
 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. ...
 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 ...
 Smart Exporter strategic review (2014) Smart Exporter is a broad programme of support designed to raise international ambition and deliver international skills and technical support to Scottish businesses and individuals to ensure they hav...
 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...
 Leadership talent attraction, retention and development in Scotland: final report (2013) The objectives of the review were to: understand the current image of Scotland to leaders and decision makers; identify Scotland’s strengths and weaknesses in this area; understand how Scotland’s appr...
 Evaluation of Enterprise Europe Network Scotland (2013) Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) is Europe’s largest technology and business network which brings together 600 business support organisations from 50 countries. The Enterprise Europe Network Scotland (...
 A review of current international business and international entrepreneurship research and its policy-making implications (2013) The report aimed to provide a holistic review of the existing literature on international business (IB) and international entrepreneurship (IE). IB is defined as the study of firms which do business a...
 How “export-able” are you? A review of the export readiness literature (2013) The review aimed to provide a holistic review of the existing academic literature on export readiness. Export readiness is defined as the stage at which a firm potentially changes from being a purely ...
 Scottish Development International: inward investment research (2013) Scottish Enterprise (SE) and Scottish Development International (SDI) commissioned a literature review of current and emerging trends in the academic literature related to inward investment. The study...
 Scottish Development International (SDI) case study analysis (2012) Scottish Development International (SDI) provides support to businesses by encouraging inward investment and helping Scottish-based companies develop international trade. The report sets out the analy...
 Tourism economic impact assessment of the UK Giant Panda Project: summary report (2012) Edinburgh Zoo participates in China's Giant Panda Breeding Programme. As part of the agreement between the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) and the Chinese Wildlife Conservation Association...
 The economic impacts of Scottish universities (2012) Scottish universities play an increasing role in economic development and universities are viewed as 'generators and exploiters' of new knowledge. Scottish universities have 'dynamic' impacts upon eco...
 Evaluation of the Saltire Foundation project: final report (2011) The Saltire Foundation project aimed to grow the entrepreneurial capabilities of future Scottish business leaders and address weaknesses in sales and marketing capability of Scottish high growth small...
 Translational and clinical medicine study: report to Scottish Enterprise (2010) This study of translational and clinical medicine (TCM) in Scotland was conducted to: assess progress to date and areas of likely future impact of current TCM-related interventions supported by Scotti...
 SDI policy evaluation: final report (2010) Scottish Development International (SDI) is the Government’s international economic development arm. It is a joint venture between the Scottish Government (SG), Scottish Enterprise (SE) and Highlands ...
 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...
 Evaluation of the Scottish Air Route Development Fund: study report – final report (2009) This evaluation of the Scottish Air Route Development Fund (RDF) was commissioned by Scottish Enterprise, the Scottish Government, VisitScotland, and Highlands and Islands Airports Limited (HIAL), and...
 Scottish multi-modal freight locations study: final report (2009) Multi-modal freight locations were established to improve the movement of freight throughout Scotland on a transport network including rail, sea, air and road transport, to help Scottish businesses co...
 Inward investment evidence review: final report (2009) Scottish Development International’s (SDI) inward investment and talent attraction activities aimed to increase productivity growth and competition, and attract high value jobs and skills from interna...
 Internationalisation evidence review: final report (2009) Scottish Development International (SDI) offered a range of products which aimed to help firms internationalise, increase export volumes and improve productivity. The evaluation aimed to provide an in...
 Evaluation of the Global Companies Development Programme (2009) The Global Companies Development Programme (GCDP), launched as part of the Global Companies Strategy, aimed to encourage the development of more ‘global’ Scottish companies in order to create more sus...