The Future of Scotland: Scotland’s science and innovation futures

17 July 2017

Innogen’s research on on the Scottish referendum debates on science and innovation is published.

The authors carried out statistical data analysis, a comprehensive set of interviews with policy makers, industrialists and analysts, as well as the 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.

Mastroeni, M., Omidvar, O., Rosiello, A., Tait, J and Wield, D. (2017) ‘Science and Innovation Dynamics and Policy in Scotland: the perceived impact of enhanced autonomy’, I.J. Technology Management and Sustainable Development, 16, 1, 3-24,