Innovation in tackling productivity issues: UK Futures

We have been pleased to assist the UK Commission for Employment and Skills in promoting their UK Futures innovation programme, a series of competitions targeting productivity and workforce development challenges. Competitions have included: tackling low pay and progression in retail and hospitality encouraging ‘anchor institutions‘ to bring forward...

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Low Carbon Innovation Fund

Low Carbon Innovation Fund evaluation

We carried out a three-stage evaluation of the Low Carbon Innovation Fund (LCIF), commissioned by the University of East Anglia (UEA). LCIF is a regional venture capital fund in the East of England funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) in the 2007-2014 programme. It has...

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Low Carbon Innovation Fund

Venture capital for low carbon businesses

We prepared the first phase of an ex ante evaluation of the Low Carbon Innovation Fund England (LCIF England) for the Adapt Low Carbon Group at the University of East Anglia. This was proposed as an early stage venture capital fund to back businesses developing innovative products...

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Squaring the Circle: useful local evidence

How are local authorities and their partners using data and evidence to square the circle of dramatic reductions in resources set against rising needs and expectations? The Alliance for Useful Evidence (A4UE) commissioned Educe to report on how local authorities and their partners are seeking to...

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Carbon Connections evaluation

Carbon Connections was a low carbon innovation development fund led by the University of East Anglia (UEA). It was one of 11 three-year projects supported by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), under the Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF) between 2007 and 2009. Educe were...

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