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Science and innovation audits: wave 2 summary reports

Explains the science and innovation audits and presents the results from the 8 wave 2 reports.


Science and innovation audits: wave 2 - summary report

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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:

Bioeconomy of the North of England

East of England

Enabling Technologies in Scotland’s Central Belt

Innovation South, Digital Enabling Technologies

Medical Technologies in the Leeds City Region

Liverpool City Region

OffShore Renewable Energy

Oxfordshire Transformative Technologies Alliance

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

Objectives of the SIAs

The first five SIA reports

The announcement of the 2nd Wave was made as part of the Autumn Statement in November 2016 (see page 30, 3.32).

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Published 21 September 2017