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Science and Innovation Dynamics and Policy in Scotland
The perceived impact of enhanced autonomy

Scotland’s science and innovation futures

An article was published in May from Innogen’s research on The Future of Scotland. The article reports on a project that researched the Scottish referendum debates on science and innovation. Research included statistical data analysis, a comprehensive set of interviews with policy makers, industrialists and analysts, together with three major multi-stakeholder workshops in 2014, one of which assessed the implications of Brexit as well as Scottish independence.

The research showed the weak relationship between science and innovation and the static nature of Scottish innovation policy, more concerned with bridging the science-innovation gap rather than building an approach to strengthen specific elements of the Scottish governance system towards innovation dynamics in emerging and mature industries.