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Report calls for Scottish funding focus on excellence

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Government should not let push for ‘impact’ shift funding from research to innovation, report says

The Scottish Funding Council should consider focusing its Research Excellence Grant and University Innovation Fund in a “way which maximises the impact for Scotland both in terms of [UK funding] leverage and more generally the excellence of Scotland’s research and innovation landscape”.

This is according to Driving Innovation in Scotland: A National Mission, a report commissioned by the Scottish Government and led by University of Glasgow vice-chancellor Anton Muscatelli, published on 27 November.

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