Action Plan 2017 - 2018
Background: A Step Change for Science and Innovation in the City Glasgow and the West of Scotland have a deep-rooted scientific heritage and a strong commitment to scientific and technological innovation. Our rich innovation ecosystem continues to flourish and with a rich diversity of academic and business strengths, we are uniquely placed to lead the progression of developing industries. We look forward to a productive year ahead where we will drive forward and support a series of activities that will support the successful implementation and delivery of Glasgow's ambitious, innovation-focused new economic strategy.
Emergence of Glasgow City of Science and Innovation The emergence of Glasgow City of Science and Innovation signalled a commitment from multi-sector partners to work smarter together to leverage the region’s knowledge and research potential as a major driver of sustainable economic development. The importance of communicating science and innovation as part of the region’s heritage and culture was also recognised. Glasgow City of Science and Innovation was a core member of 290 European City partnerships, representing 69 cities in the EU PLACES (Platform of Local Authorities and Communicators Engaged in Science) project (2011-2014) which offered Glasgow a model to develop as a European City of Scientific Culture. PLACES called for the establishment of a ‘common platform’ for science communication between partners, a strategic local action plan and pilot activities to test innovative approaches to science-based communication. The final PLACES declaration on the European City of Scientific Culture was signed by the Executive Member for Economic Development for Glasgow City Council on behalf of the partnership in February 2014. This declaration supports science-informed strategies in cities involving society’s major drivers for economic growth, innovation and structural change. Glasgow City of Science and Innovation was highlighted in the PLACES evaluation reports as an exemplar of good practice. Glasgow's new economic strategy 2016-2023 has committed to build on, and go beyond, the OECD definitions of innovation (product, process, marketing and organisational innovation) to bolster productivity and to tackle the city's major societal challenges - thereby helping to ensure growth is shared. The Strategy (2016-2023) specifically highlights a key role for Glasgow City of Science and Innovation as an embedded structure that will drive innovation with impact through public, private and academic collaboration. www.glasgowcityofscienceandinnovation.com
About Us Glasgow City of Science and Innovation is a pioneering partnership that works with a range of partners and stakeholders including: • individual scientists and innovators • learners and educators • citizens • media and journalists • investors and funders • public sector • industry and third sector to ensure everyone, in Glasgow and the West of Scotland, benefits from our world-class science (Diagram 1).
Our Vision How we Define ‘Science’ We define ‘Science’ as the basic Sciences, Technology, Engineering, Art and Design, Maths, Medicine, and Social Sciences (or STEAMMS). This broad definition expands on the traditional STEM subjects to recognise Glasgow’s heritage in medical science, the importance of the creative art and design in driving innovation and marketing new technologies, and the role of social science in connecting the science base to society.
To work smarter, in partnership, to raise the profile of Glasgow and the West of Scotland as a world-class science destination and leverage science and innovation to boost sustainable economic development and quality of life for our citizens.
Our Objectives Acting as a facilitating and co-ordinating organisation we will realise our vision by delivering on 5 key objectives: •
Raising the regional profile To achieve global recognition as a place of scientific and innovation excellence through a targeted communications strategy
Demonstrating our Distinctiveness To promote Glasgow and the West of Scotland’s distinctive science and innovation ‘offer’ to boost economic development and quality of life
Showcasing our Vision To build an inspirational portfolio of high-profile, brand-building, interdisciplinary projects that demonstrate our vision
Brokering Partnerships To build on existing networks and broker new interdisciplinary UK and international alliances
Influencing Policy To work in co-operation to influence and shape science and innovation policies in government, industry and academia whilst promoting the use of scientific advance and technology to address major societal challenges www.glasgowcityofscienceandinnovation.com
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What’s in it for me? Acting as ‘the heart’ of our innovation ecosystem, the Glasgow City of Science and Innovation (GCOSI) partnership supports local, national and international: • investors by bundling and showcasing our collective proposition or ‘offer’ for science, innovation, culture and place whilst promoting investment and funding opportunities through communications campaigns and high profile partnership projects • partners, industry & innovators › by creating a ‘common platform’ for science and innovation that facilitates knowledge and ideas exchange as well as cross-disciplinary co-operation to leverage innovation with economic impact (e.g. through digital media, events and demonstrator projects) › GCOSI also supports partner's wider business objectives including brand exposure, corporate citizenship and community engagement through its demonstrator projects • learners & educators by supporting STEAMMS skills development, careers and enterprise education opportunities and brokering new collaborations to support project impact • public by promoting 'accessible' science and innovation to inform, inspire and better connect the wider public to the agenda through social media, film and broadcast media and public exhibitions and events • policy makers and politicians a collective and informed voice that can drive science policy and address challenges along the local innovation pipeline • media a regional hub for local media to access science and innovation expertise www.glasgowcityofscienceandinnovation.com
Our Priority Sectors Glasgow City of Science and Innovation priority sectors will align with the growth sectors outlined in the City's Economic Strategy (2016-2023) namely;
Education and Skills Development Low Carbon * image credit : Stephen Hosey/GCC
Health and Life Sciences Creative Industries and Digital Technology Engineering, Design and Advanced Manufacturing Food and Drink
Our Priority Audiences We will target our communications activities where they have the greatest benefit. As such we will prioritise our target audiences to ensure focus, effectiveness and structure based on their relative interest in the project and their influence on achieving our vision. Glasgow City of Science and Innovation led activities and communications will be targeted primarily at potential investors and industry worldwide as well as key stakeholders (including official partners, scientists and innovators). Our secondary target audience will be the wider public.
Tourism and Events www.glasgowcityofscienceandinnovation.com
Our Governance Structure Strategic Programme Board Chair: Stuart Patrick
Executive Group Chair: Dr Stephen Breslin See Appendix 2
Wider Partner Network See Appendix 3
See Appendix 1
Glasgow City of Science and Innovation will focus on promoting projects and activities with challenge-led themes to facilitate true multi-sector, interdisciplinary working.
Our Strong & Distinctive Offer Glasgow and the West of Scotland is home to one of the most diverse and dynamic innovation economies in Europe with outstanding partnerships (between the public, private, academic, and third sectors) recognised by the EC in awarding Glasgow the status of EU Entrepreneurial Region 2016. A vibrant place of business, sport, international culture, creativity and innovation; the region comprises one of the UK’s largest knowledge bases with a cluster of worldrenowned universities and colleges, and is home to 6 of Scotland's 8 nationally funded innovation centres. The Glasgow Economic Leadership (GEL) model provides coordinated and effective industrial leadership at the highest level. Glasgow Economic Leadership has a singular focus–to help grow the Glasgow economy and create jobs and wealth. It is this aim which unites 100 plus industry, public sector and academic leaders who drive the Glasgow Economic Leadership through the Leadership Board or industry-led key sector work streams. These work streams – Creative Industries and Digital technology, Low Carbon, Heath and Life Sciences, Engineering, Design and Advanced Manufacturing, Higher and Further Education, Tourism and Events, and Finance and Business Services – are charged with delivering the sectoral recommendations made by the Glasgow Economic Commission. This strategic model creates a strong, co-operative approach for all delivery partners. An international centre for engineering excellence, the City Region is home to a wide variety of companies in aerospace, space, defence and marine, low carbon industries, advanced manufacturing, intelligent transport systems and electronics. The region also boasts a strong offer in state-of-the art innovation from quantum, lasers, sensors and imaging technologies to satellite, data visualisation and interaction technologies.
This engineering capability also supports success across a variety of local growth sectors including Food and Drink and Health and Life Sciences. Our enviable engineering infrastructure continues to grow and includes the Power Networks Demonstration Centre the first Fraunhofer Research Centre in the UK (the Fraunhofer Centre for Applied Photonics (CAP) and Fraunhofer UK Research Ltd) as well as the UK’s Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC).
The £1.13bn City Deal for the Glasgow City Region, will deliver thousands of new jobs, fund major infrastructure projects and drive innovation and growth through the support of key sectors including health and life sciences, advanced design and manufacturing and new technologies. These projects, including a new centre of innovation, The Tontine, and a Centre for Civic Innovation, will allow a programme of work which will add to the value of the local economy over the next 20 years.
The Glasgow ‘Biocorridor’ – an innovative platform that offers industry the opportunity to work collaboratively with the public sector and academia – has a strong innovative focus on improving human health through precision medicine, medical technology and assisted living. A range of resources and infrastructure supports investment in the Health and the Life Sciences sector including five science parks, the Stratified Medicine Scotland Innovation Centre at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, BioCity Scotland – a hub of innovative drug discovery, the Strathclyde Institute of Medical Devices, and the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre founded by GSK, Ineos and Ingenza (with fourteen Scottish Higher Education partners) which represents a single portal for industry to connect with IB technology expertise.
Excellence within the creative industries continues to grow, from music and media to art and design. Digital media industries represent another flourishing sector in Glasgow and the West of Scotland. This includes those industries with the potential to develop or distribute content using digital technology and platforms; broadcasting (both television and radio) publishing, music publishing, games and learning technologies. And with a strong tourism and events sector as well as a world class convention centre Glasgow and the West of Scotland provides an enviable modern, mixed economy uniquely placed to promote itself as a distinctive and thriving global centre for science and innovation.
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Terms of Reference – Strategic Programme Board 1 PURPOSE The Strategic Programme Board is a strategic, decision-making forum that will champion and drive the vision and objectives of Glasgow City of Science and Innovation. 2 OBJECTIVES As a core Strategic Programme Board member of Glasgow City of Science and Innovation you will be expected to:
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Alan Horn, The Glasgow School of Art Jill Miller, Glasgow Life Julie Brittenden, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Roma Armstrong, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
3.2 Attendees or empowered delegates should have full authority to represent their respective organisations. 4. QUORUM Business will only be conducted if the meeting is a quorum. The Strategic
• provide Strategic guidance and advice to the Executive Committee
Programme Board will be a quorum with 6 members, including the Chair
• oversee Glasgow City of Science and Innovation budgetary decisions
being present. 5. ACCOUNTABILITY AND REPORTING ARRANGEMENTS
2. OBJECTIVES As a member of Glasgow City of Science and Innovation Executive Group you will: • support the day to day management and co-ordination of Glasgow City of Science and Innovation activities • prepare, implement and deliver Strategies and Action Plans • prepare a Project Dashboard for the Strategic Programme Board showing progress against objectives • prepare Glasgow City of Science and Innovation Annual Reports • set up, deliver and implement Operational Delivery Groups, as required • assess progress and instigate any remedial actions 1. MEMBERSHIP (AT MARCH 2017)
• promote and champion Glasgow City of Science and Innovation • oversee overall strategic direction and progress of Glasgow City of Science and Innovation
The Glasgow City of Science and Innovation Executive Group will maintain
Membership of the Executive Group is as follows:
a Project Dashboard which will be a standing item on the Strategic
• review of high level risks and issues
Strategic Programme Board will be subject to a separate report to the in
• encourage city wide cooperation and partnership
the first instance.
• support fundraising for Glasgow City of Science and Innovation
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• provide links to government, industry and other key stakeholders • delegate colleagues on to Operational Delivery Groups, as required, and ensure the timely delivery of City of Science and Innovation activities • consider and approve any other matter remitted to it by Executive Group for detailed consideration regarding Glasgow City of Science and Innovation
Meetings will be held at least once every four months. Additional
3. MEMBERSHIP (AT JANUARY 2017)
and Terms of Reference – Partners and membership on an annual basis
3.1 Membership of the Strategic Programme Board is as follows:
as a minimum.
• Stuart Patrick, Glasgow Chamber of Commerce and Glasgow City of Science and Innovation, Chair • Susie Mitchell, Glasgow City of Science and Innovation • Stephen Breslin, Glasgow Science Centre • David Smith, Scottish Enterprise • Muffy Calder, University of Glasgow • Anna Dominiczak, University of Glasgow • Debbie McNeill, Glasgow Science Festival • Mike McNally, Glasgow City Council • Tim Bedford, University of Strathclyde • Graham Wren, University of Strathclyde • John Lennon, Glasgow Caledonian University • Cam Donaldson, Glasgow Caledonian University • Craig Mahoney, University of the West of Scotland • Eshan Mesbahi, University of the West of Scotland
Programme Board agenda. Any issues arising requiring escalation to the
meetings or frequency may be arranged when required to ensure that the objectives of the Strategic Programme Board and Operational Delivery
Stephen Breslin, Glasgow Science Centre (Chair) Stuart Patrick, Glasgow Chamber of Commerce Susie Mitchell, Glasgow City of Science and Innovation David McQueen, Glasgow Science Centre Derek Shirlaw, Glasgow City of Science and Innovation
2. Attendees or empowered delegates should have full authority to represent their respective organisations.
Groups are being met.
7. REVIEW The Strategic Programme Board will review its Terms of Reference and
Business will only be conducted if the meeting is a quorum. The Executive Group will be a quorum with 3 members being present.
membership, Terms of Reference – Executive Group and membership,
4. ACCOUNTABILITY AND REPORTING ARRANGEMENTS
Terms of Reference – Executive Group 1. PURPOSE Glasgow City of Science and Innovation has established an Executive Group that will undertake day to day management and co-ordination of the initiative. The Executive Group will provide the executive link to partners and the Strategic Programme Board. The Executive Group will report directly into the Strategic Programme Board.
The City of Science and Innovation Executive Group will maintain a Project Dashboard which will be a standing item on the Strategic Programme Board agenda. Any issues arising requiring escalation to the Strategic Programme Board will be subject to a separate report to the in the first instance. 5. FREQUENCY Meetings will be held at least once every 6 weeks. Additional meetings or frequency may be arranged when required to ensure that the objectives of the Strategic Programme Board and Operational Delivery Groups are being met. 6. REVIEW The Executive Group will review its Terms of Reference an annual basis as a minimum.
Terms of Reference - Partners
Ethical Collaboration Statement
Glasgow City of Science and Innovation partner organisations agree they have common interests to work smarter, in partnership, to raise the profile of Glasgow and the West of Scotland as a worldclass science destination and leverage science and innovation to boost sustainable economic development and quality of life. In agreeing to become a partner of ‘Glasgow City of Science and Innovation’ [‘name of Partner Organisation’] has committed to:
1. POSITION STATEMENT
• championing, influencing and supporting the vision, objectives, principles and goals of Glasgow City of Science and Innovation • supporting the added value of Glasgow City of Science and Innovation as a ’common platform’ for science promotion, partner co-operation and knowledge sharing, whilst working against fragmentation and a duplication of effort • working with Glasgow City of Science and Innovation to promote joint interests in science and innovation • actively sharing knowledge and information in a timely fashion to support Glasgow City of Science and Innovation vision and objectives, as appropriate • using the Glasgow City of Science and Innovation logo to cobrand activity, as appropriate, that contributes to the objectives of Glasgow City of Science and Innovation - in line with Glasgow City of Science and Innovation brand/logo use guidelines • demonstrating their commitment as a Glasgow City of Science and Innovation partner in written statements, press releases and other partner communications, as appropriate e.g. using the strapline “X organisation is proud to be a partner of Glasgow City of Science and Innovation” in emails and marketing collateral • demonstrating their commitment as a Glasgow City of Science and Innovation partner through agreed use of their own logo, as appropriate, by Glasgow City of Science and Innovation and in adherence with their brand/logo use guidelines • participating in at least 1 Glasgow City of Science and Innovation related event or activity per year • promoting the joint interests of Glasgow City of Science and Innovation in any other appropriate forum • actively contributing to Glasgow City of Science and Innovation strategic and operational groups, as appropriate • consider committing funds, or support in kind, for Glasgow City of Science and Innovation activities in due time according to the priorities of individual organisations
The Glasgow City of Science and Innovation vision is to “work smarter, in partnership, to raise the profile of Glasgow and the West of Scotland as a world-class science destination and leverage science and innovation to boost sustainable economic development and quality of life for our citizens.” In this respect, Glasgow City of Science and Innovation seeks to work with a range of organisations to support all aspects of its work and, where appropriate. Collaborations may include formal partners of the initiative, sponsorship agreements, collaborative projects, joint ventures, commissions and consultancy. All income-generating activities are conducted in direct pursuit of the City of Science and Innovation vision and objectives. 2. GUIDING PRINCIPLES 2.1 Maintenance of independence Colleagues working in partnerships with us should act professionally and impartially to maintain the independence, and the perceived independence, of Glasgow City of Science and Innovation. 2.2 Mutual respect Glasgow City of Science and Innovation collaborations are intended to promote shared learning and partnership working, as well as generate in kind or direct funding, as appropriate. It is important that all parties respect the expertise and skills that the others bring in realising our vision and objectives – over and above any financial benefits.
appropriately Glasgow City of Science and Innovation will be open about collaborations with organisations working in the same areas or sectors. Glasgow City of Science and Innovation will not allow direct access to its partners and contacts by third parties without prior agreement. 2.5 Shared goals for good health & reducing inequality Glasgow City of Science and Innovation will seek partners whose goals, values and actions promote and/or enable good health and wellbeing and reduce inequality. Each partner will be judged on a case by case basis. 2.6 Obligations In the event of any matter arising which could significantly adversely affect the standing of the partner in the reasonable opinion of the partner, the partner must inform Glasgow City of Science and Innovation as soon as reasonably practical. Glasgow City of Science and Innovation also has a duty to keep the partner informed of relevant information. Glasgow City of Science and Innovation reserves the right to take appropriate action to ensure its reputation is not adversely affected in anyway as a result of such incidents. 2.7 Confidentiality Each Party will maintain the confidentiality of any information it receives from the other Party that has been marked or indicated as being confidential and shall use it only for the purposes of the partnership. The Parties will make reasonable efforts to pursue their partnership without the disclosure of confidential information.
2.3 Integrity and transparency Glasgow City of Science and Innovation aims to be transparent in its relationships with other organisations. There must be strong grounds for believing a formal collaboration will result in benefits to the Glasgow City of Science and Innovation partnership. Glasgow City of Science and Innovation will also be transparent about who it is working with and the nature of the relationship and work. 2.4 Conflicts of interest To help ensure potential conflicts of interest are identified and managed
Glasgow City of Science and Innovation, Operational Plan (2017/18) Strategic Review Priority
Regional Science and Innovation Audit/Mapping
Objective 1 Raising our regional profile
Develop a 'living' mapping data source with partners for the Glasgow City Region in order to identify emerging areas of smart specialisation in science and innovation.
January 2017 December 2017
Develop and implement a dissemination strategy for these case studies.
May 2017 August 2018
Objective 3 Demonstrating our Distinctiveness Objective 4 Influencing Policy Objective 5 Showcasing the vision
Provide support for Glasgow City Council's benchmarking programme on public sector innovation best practice and innovation benchmarking.
June 2017 – August 2017
• Identify opportunities for regional, national A basis for supporting sectoral and international collaboration proposition documents and wider marketing collateral for the City • Provide propositions to support attracting region and GCOSI partners. innovative companies to locate in the city region and inward investment Current information to influence and support the City region's • Evidence/pitching materials to support the economic strategy refresh region to compete more effectively for R&D (including innovation indicators). funding / business investment / city bids A monitoring and review system (with clear and comparable indicators) to gauge local/ regional innovation strengths (and future opportunities).
Improve our ability to benchmark the regional science and innovation system against our regional, national or international peers.
Developing a supportive business environment linking to local need
Objective 1 Raising the regional profile Objective 2 Brokering Partnerships Objective 5 Showcasing the vision
Venturefest Scotland Support the delivery of a third successful Venturefest Scotland 2017 in Glasgow (Sep 20th 2017 at Glasgow Science Centre) now Scotland's national innovation summit which aims to drive innovation with impact through collaborative, knowledge exchange, investment opportunities, and targeted business support with a focus on supporting growth potential SME's (target of 750 attendees) Venturefest Feeders Deliver up to 20 Venturefest Feeder Sessions (nationally) with at least 10 located in the West of Scotland to support the regional innovation ecosystem and based on local need, with Board/ partner support. Evaluate impact of Feeder series including impact on Venturefest Scotland success
January 2017 September 2017
July 2017 – October 2017
January 2017 – October 2017
Promote collaborative working and interdisciplinary and crosssectoral networking specifically supporting business-withbusiness and business-academia research collaborations, as appropriate, recognising that collaborative approaches can deliver increased benefits through sharing of knowledge, resources, costs and risks in delivery of the strategic research that underpins future product and process innovation. Promote knowledge exchange between Glasgow City of Science and Innovation partners and wider national stakeholders. Support and promote the research and innovation agendas of City of Science partners and innovation partners.
• Support alignment of partners objectives and strategic focus for the region support city marketing/profile in relation to our collective science and innovation strengths • Support talent attraction and knowledge assets development • Develop outputs that can be used as proxies for long term outcomes i.e. socio-economic benefits
• Galvanise City of Science and Innovation private and public sector partners through local feeder event series into joint activities • Support the evolution and growth of sustainable innovative companies capable of transforming their operational scale • Promote commercialisation, internationalisation and productivity of our science and innovation • Promote faster growing, innovative businesses that are well integrated into both local and international supply chains • Draw together local innovation ecosystems to help people achieve their aims more effectively • Strengthening the capacity of local innovation ecosystems to adapt to new ways of using innovation and technology to stay ahead of the speed of change in technology and business ideas
Strategic Review Priority
Link to national and local policy priorities
Objective 1 Raising the regional profile
Rebrand Glasgow City of Science to Glasgow City of Science and Innovation (Glasgow economic stratgey action)
January 2017 - June 2017
Align GCOSI Planning with Local and National Policy influence and implentation including SE, GEL, GCC, Scottish Government
January 2017 December 2018
Support BBC Scotland on a GCOSI focussed output on the impacts of Brexit and science and innovation
August 2017 - December 2018
Objective 2 Brokering Partnerships Objective 4 Influencing Policy Objective 5 Showcasing the vision
Represent GCOSI as part of local and national science and innovation policy consultations
Support a core bank of high profile partner-led (GCOSI supported) project activities that impact multiple partners and that link to local & national policies e.g. low carbon economy, learning skills and wellbeing
Objective 1 Raising the regional profile Objective 2 Brokering Partnerships
Support and deliver 4 high profile demonstrator programmes annually with evaluation measuring effectiveness of all projects & making future recommendations including:
• A second Innovation Capital of Europe (iCapital) bid
Objective 4 Influencing Policy
• Development of the iCapital Alumni Knowledge Exchange Network (Glasgow economic strategy action)
January 2017 January 2020
Objective 5 Showcasing the vision
• Support the Made in Glasgow exhibition promoting Glasgow's economic offer
May 2017 August 2018
• Delivery of The Art of Possible - an emerging and enabling technology based Venturefest feeder event series
January 2017 December 2017
• Delivery of VentureJam - the entrepreneurial youth strand of Venturefest Scotland
• Glasgow City of Science and Innovation becomes a central point of influence for science and innovation policy development and consultation for Glasgow & the West of Scotland • Support alignment of partners objectives and strategic focus for the region and Scotland
January 2017 November 2017
Objective 3 Demonstrating our Distinctiveness
Demonstrable evidence of influencing decision making in R&D and innovation at national and local policy levels (e.g. consultation exercises/events etc, public debates, development of regional innovation indicators) including the City regions economic strategy refresh / GEL work streams
January 2017 November 2017
Marketing collateral is developed – films, online content, broadcast outputs, sector proposition materials, educational materials with multi-partner use New long term relationships forged with resulting in new partners/ GCOSI investors Projects impact on profiling research, innovation and local innovators and support brand awareness as well as increase website and digital media interactions and media profile figures
• Increase in local, national and international profile/awareness of Glasgow and the West of Scotland as a world class region for science • support skills development, talent attraction, knowledge assets development & promotes social impacts of science and innovation • multi-use collateral/pitching materials produced to support the region to compete more effectively for R&D funding/ business investment / city bids • City marketing/profile-raising collateral in relation to our collective science and innovation strengths
Get in touch Dr Susie Mitchell Programme Director, Glasgow City of Science and Innovation
Glasgow City of Science and Innovation Action Plan for 2017-2018. Acting as ‘the heart’ of our innovation ecosystem, Glasgow City of Scienc...
Published on Jun 23, 2017
Glasgow City of Science and Innovation Action Plan for 2017-2018. Acting as ‘the heart’ of our innovation ecosystem, Glasgow City of Scienc...