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GAIN Innovation Network

Network (GAIN) - a partnership between the South West RDA, Plymouth University and Plymouth City Council - commissioned SERIO to conduct an assessment of the city's baseline position with regard to innovation.

In order to provide an insight into current levels of innovation at firm-level, SERIO conducted a telephone survey with around 500 businesses, split between Cornwall and the Plymouth area. The questionnaire collected information on how businesses approached the development of new or improved products and services. A number of proxy indicators of innovation were also used to compare Plymouth with similar towns and cities across the UK.

As a result of this work SERIO are now involved in developing a model for the longer-term assessment of progress towards the goal of Plymouth becoming a 'top twenty innovation city'.

Social Enterprise in a global context: the role of Higher Education InstitutesThe British Council has commissioned SERIO, and colleagues in Futures Entrepreneurial Centre, at Plymouth University to undertake a global study to inform Social Enterprise policy.
SERIO to conduct an evaluation of SkillsPlannerOver the next two years SERIO will be evaluating an exciting new Ethos-led initiative 'SkillsPlanner' which aims to solve skills shortages in the construction industry.

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