Explains the science and innovation audits and presents the results from the 8 wave 2 reports.
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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) invited consortia to form around geographic and technological themes and apply to be involved in the science and innovation audit (SIA) process. These consortia are made up of businesses, universities, research and innovation organisations, Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) and their equivalents in the devolved administrations.
The summary report presents the findings of the second wave of audits.
In November 2016 the second wave of consortia from around the UK were selected to undertake their SIAs and their reports are as follows:
The Science and Innovation Audit process produced valuable and informative evidence that will contribute to the future economic direction of their areas.
The Science and Innovation Audits (SIAs) were first announced on 16 July 2015 by the Universities and Science Minister Jo Johnson MP.
The call for expressions of interest was launched 9 November 2015
The announcement of the 2nd Wave was made as part of the Autumn Statement in November 2016 (see page 30, 3.32).
Email ScienceInnovationAudits@beis.gov.uk to be kept updated on the science and innovation audits
Published: 21 September 2017