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How innovative is your CIC?

The first national Community Interest Company (CIC) innovation and productivity survey has been launched by Drs. Helen Haugh and Kate Thirlaway at the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge.

Dr Helen Haugh

The aim of the research is to investigate the determinants of CIC innovation and productivity and analyse their impact on economic, social and environmental growth.

The Founder and/or Managing Director of the CIC should complete the 15-minute online survey that includes topics such as, CIC characteristics, innovation activities, sources of information and advice, as well as economic, social and environmental performance.

All information provided in the survey will be treated confidentially and used to inform policy makers and practitioners about mechanisms for improving CIC innovation and productivity. The research is funded by the Edmond de Rothschild Foundation and the Isaac Newton Trust.

Respondents have been selected by the research team and if you receive an invitation email to participate in the research I warmly encourage you to complete the survey within 14 days of receiving the request. The more information we can gather about your organizations, the better we can serve your needs.

Published 22 October 2014