This final report is part of linked series from the Task Force, including Capability, Culture and Change: Growing the Value of R&D in Scotland, and The Innovation Edge: Business Innovation and University Collaboration in Scotland.

Based on a solid foundation of evidence, including a detailed econometric investigation of Scotland’s R&D landscape, business sector workshops in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Dundee and Glasgow, and deep dive interviews with eighty-four senior executives in companies, universities and policy organisations, the Steering Group reached nine conclusions and associated recommendations.