Our priorities

Supporting businesses - innovation 

Innovation is a fundamental driver of business competitiveness. Its importance was set out in the national framework for innovation, Scotland CAN DO, and is emphasised further in Scotland's Economic Strategy. Boosting innovation is therefore a key aim and we will seek to develop an innovation strand to our work with all account managed clients.

Innovation takes many forms, from new products and services, R&D, to changes in workplace design and practice. HIE’s enhanced support for innovation will ensure the most appropriate resources are made available to maximise innovative activity. In particular we will:

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