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Would the UK Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme continue?

Yes. The current Scottish Government proposes that this scheme will continue on independence. Future decisions on the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme will be made by the Government of an independent Scotland.

Source: Scotland's Future, Scottish Government, November 2013.

What can be done to increase Venture Capital Investment in an independent Scotland?

Independence will allow future Scottish governments to explore new approaches to encourage higher levels of equity financing and venture capital, responding to the needs of Scottish SMEs and building on the significant private sector partners in place under the Scottish Co-investment Fund and Scottish Venture Fund.

Source: Scotland's Future, Scottish Government, November 2013.

How could commercialisation of research be enhanced in an independent Scotland?

Innovation policy alone cannot deliver a wholesale increase in innovation activity and impact. It needs to interact effectively with other policies, such as tax, business regulations and environmental policies. Independence will enable the Scottish Government to integrate approaches across public policy to provide better support for the commercialisation of research.

Source: Scotland's Future, Scottish Government, November 2013.