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Question reference: S6W-24885

  • Asked by: Liam Kerr, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: 26 January 2024
  • Current status: Answered by Graeme Dey on 7 February 2024


To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-22891 by Graeme Dey on 27 November 2023, whether Scotland’s universities will receive the full £5.8 million in regional innovation funding before the end of the current financial year.


Ministers have decided that the £5.8m allocated to the Scottish Government, as consequentials arising from spending on the Regional Innovation in England, will be used to support university research and innovation in Scotland within the current financial year.

This is in recognition of the vital contribution our university sector make across the breadth of Scottish Government ambitions, including underpinning the excellence of our education system, creating new knowledge and impact for social benefit, and supporting Scotland’s sustainable economic transformation and the delivery of NSET.

The Scottish Funding Council (SFC) has written out to universities to set out further details on this.