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Inspiring Scottish companies to innovate to success

By encouraging an innovative approach to products and services, we'll help Scottish businesses drive global growth and boost competitiveness

We aim to help transform Scotland’s innovation performance to equal the best-performing nations by 2020.

To achieve this, we will adopt a more flexible support method, seeking new delivery models to maximise impact and support the foundations of the innovation process. 

We will:

  • Encourage collaboration between academia and business
  • Help companies use R&D to generate revenue
  • Improve support for entrepreneurial companies
  • Support companies to use innovation to succeed internationally
  • Capitalise on global supply chain opportunities
  • Develop Scotland's low carbon opportunity

These actions will help us to contribute to the Scottish Government's Scotland 'Can Do' Framework, helping to create a more innovative, entrepreneurial nation.

Measures

In 2015-2018, we're aiming for:

  • 2,400 - 3,000 supported businesses becoming Innovation Active
  • £500-650m of planned additional R&D investment through Scottish Enterprise assisted projects
  • £700-850m of planned additional turnover from innovation by supported companies
  • £300-360m of planned efficiency improvements by supported companies

Read our business plan 2015-18

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