Enhancing entrepreneurial policy, ecosystems and firm growth

Impact: Impact - for External PortalEconomic and commerce

Description of impact

Research undertaken by Strathclyde’s Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship (HCE) has informed entrepreneurial policy, improved Scotland’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and supported the growth of entrepreneurial ventures. Through collaboration with the Scottish Government, regional enterprise support organisations and membership organisations, this research has: informed the development of a policy framework to accelerate Scotland’s entrepreneurial ecosystem (Scotland CAN DO); contributed to raising the global profile of Scotland’s entrepreneurial ecosystem from 13th to 5th in the Global Entrepreneurship Development Index (GEDI) of innovation-driven nations; and informed the design of a suite of entrepreneurship leadership programmes focused on scaling high potential ventures, including the ScaleUp Institute-endorsed Growth Advantage Programme.
Impact statusClosed
Impact dateAug 2013Dec 2020
Category of impactEconomic and commerce
Impact levelBenefit


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