Scotland CAN DO: Business Innovation Forum


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We created the Scotland CAN DO: Business Innovation Forum to agree actions in support of a more innovative business culture. This was part of a reformatting of the previous Scotland CAN DO: Innovation Forum.

Led by the Minister for Trade, Investment and Innovation, the Forum supports the improvement of Scotland’s business innovation performance by:

  • providing scrutiny and challenge of progress against the Innovation Action Plan and actions arising from the innovation chapter of the Enterprise and Skills Review
  • considering and providing advice on the potential impacts of emerging and longer term trends and issues on business innovation

Related groups


  • Ivan McKee MSP, Minister for Trade, Investment and Innovation (Chair)
  • Henk Berits, Tourism     
  • Audrey Cumberford, Colleges Scotland      
  • Patricia Findlay, University of Strathclyde
  • Iain Hunter, SSAC
  • Will Hutton, Big Innovation Centre   
  • Stephen Ingledew, Fintech
  • Graeme Jones, Financial Services
  • Sandy Kennedy, Entrepreneurial Scotland 
  • Claire Mack, Scottish Renewables
  • Irene McAra McWilliam, Glasgow School of Art
  • Jane Morrison-Ross, Scotland IS   
  • Adam Lang, Nesta
  • Andrea Nolan, Universities Scotland
  • Derek Norwood 
  • Nora Senior, E&S Strategic Board     
  • Reemah Shahnab, POMS
  • David Thomson, Food and Drink      
  • Joe Tree, Creative Industries  
  • Dave Tudor, Life Sciences Scotland  
  • Laurence Ward, Technology Advisory Group

Partner and delivery organisations

  • Highlands and Islands Enterprise
  • Innovate UK
  • Innovation Centres
  • Interface    
  • Scottish Enterprise
  • Scottish Funding Council         
  • Skills Development Scotland  





Telephone: 0300 244 4000

Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

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