Contributors and stakeholders in Oxfordshire’s science and innovation sector are invited to participate in a Science and Innovation Audit (SIA) capitalising and expanding on the region’s first audit.
To inform the UK government’s strategy and investments in science and innovation to 2030, transformational economic growth, social benefit and industrial impact, the SIA is a Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) process to describe UK innovation strengths mapped to regions with long-term funding and benefit propositions.
SIA takes a consortium approach. Audits analyse regional capacity and innovation excellence, including evidential analyses of workforce and industry/economic data to justify investment propositions.
Up to four sectors/technologies will be progressed in Oxfordshire’s next SIA round, and industry focused partnerships are encouraged to apply.
Those taken forward will work in a group with the other sector-leads and with the experienced SIA leads of the University of Oxford, Oxford Brookes University, the Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (OxLEP) and other regions/LEPs and stakeholders.
SIA report production takes between three and six months, after which the findings on investment propositions are pursued. Activities will integrate with the sectoral development initiatives being pursued following the region’s first SIA.
Expressions of Interest – of up to three sides of A4 – are invited by 2pm on Monday 27 November 2017. The forms can be downloaded from the OxLEP website on the right hand sidebar.
Please send expressions of interest to Matt Smart – Project Officer, University of Oxford Knowledge Exchange and Impact Team – via: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Science and Innovation Business Event
If you are interested in science and technology, you may be interested in the forthcoming Resources for Science and Innovation Businesses event taking place on December 7 at Public Health England, Harwell Campus.