British Patient Capital (BPC) was established to increase the supply of larger and later-stage finance to innovative firms. SQW has been commissioned by the British Business Bank to evaluate BPC, including process, impact and economic evaluation.
The British Business Bank’s Northern Powerhouse, Midlands Engine and Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Investment Funds provide microfinance, loans and equity finance to help SMEs to grow and develop. Just over four years since the first investment, the British Business Bank has commissioned SQW to undertake an interim impact evaluation of the Funds.
The Strength in Places Fund (SIPF) is a UKRI programme that helps areas of the UK to build on existing strengths in research and innovation to deliver benefits for their local economy. SQW supported the Midlands Industrial Ceramics Group's Wave 2 SIPF application which was successful in securing over £18m.
The Health Foundation and NHS England and NHS Improvement have worked with the Innovation Unit to design a joint programme of work to develop a UK-wide learning network of NHS organisations and their partners interested in anchor approaches in health, known as the Health Anchors Learning Network (HALN). SQW has been commissioned to undertake a formative evaluation of the HALN.
The Data to Early Diagnosis and Precision Medicine (D2EDPM) Challenge was announced as part of the Life Sciences Sector Deal in late 2017. UKRI is providing a significant investment of £210m through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund over five years from 2017/18 to 2022/23. An SQW led consortium has been commissioned to evaluate the D2EDPM Challenge.