Annex 2: Online survey
Section 1 – Set up
This survey is presented by the Scottish Government Hub in Paris. Launched in 2018, it is one of the overseas offices tasked with improving Scotland's reputation, protect Scottish interests, increase investment in the country, help trade and promote its research and innovation capability.
The objective of this survey is to gather information on the existing relationships between France and Scotland in the area of research & innovation. It also seeks to identify barriers and opportunities for future collaborations. Its results will support the future strategic planning of the Paris Hub, and help its team demonstrate the benefits of Franco-Scottish partnerships to diverse stakeholders.
Section 2 – About you
Participation in this research is entirely voluntary, you can withdraw or skip questions at any time. You can come back to each section and amend your answers at any time. The information you provide will be used by the Scottish Government for internal reports related to the research project and may also be included in external communications.
* Denotes mandatory questions.
What is your name? *
What is your email address? *
What is your organisation? *
What is your area of expertise *
The Scottish Government would like your permission to publish elements of your response. Please indicate your preference *
Publish response with name
Publish response only (anonymised)
Section 3 – Existing links with France/Scotland
What type of partnership with France/Scotland are you currently involved with? (multi-choice)
Knowledge exchange project
Network or consortium
Fellowships (including PhD)
Other: text box
What is the partnership timeline?
Ongoing or not applicable: text box
How is the partnership funded? (multi choice)
National Research Programme (UKRI, ANR, SFC)
National Development Programme (Scottish Enterprise, CNER)
European Research Programme (Horizon)
European Development Programme (Interreg, COST)
Other: text box
What is the overall financial value of the partnership? (open-ended)
What is the main objective/impact of the partnership? (open-ended)
Who are the Scottish/French partners involved? (open-ended)
Partner 1: Text box
Partner 2: Text box
Partner 3: Text box
Other partners: Text box
How were you first introduced with the Scottish/French partner(s)? (multi-choice)
Networking (conference, event…)
Other: text box
What made you choose this/these partners? (open-ended)
On a scale of 0 (poor) to 10 (high), how would you rate the expertise of each country in your area (single choice)
France: Scale 0 to 10, I don't know
Scotland: Scale 0 to 10, I don't know
Section 4 – Support, Barriers and opportunities
Do you have any concerns over the future of this partnerships, in particular in the context of Brexit and the Covid pandemic? (open-ended)
Did you receive any support from the Scottish Government or any of its agencies when establishing the partnership? (single choice)
No - (Conditional) Are you aware of any support from the SG or its agencies? (open-ended)
Yes - (Conditional) Please specify what type of support you received (open-ended)
What were the main challenges you encountered when setting up the partnership? (open-ended)
Are you willing to set up new partnerships in the future?
No - (Conditional) What are the barriers preventing you from considering such partnerships? (open-ended)
Yes - (Conditional) Which areas of research would you like to strengthen or create links in? (open-ended)
What type of support would you like to receive? (open ended)
Section 5 – Follow up
Would you like to be included in the Paris Hub newsletter? *
We will share your response internally with other Scottish Government policy teams who may be addressing the issues you discuss. They may wish to contact you again in the future, but require your permission to do so. Are you content for Scottish Government to contact you again in relation to this survey? *
Thank you for taking the time to participate.