Our latest thinking on the issues that matter most in economic and social development through our Viewpoint series, and our latest published reports. Our older Viewpoint ‘thought piece’ publications are available from the archive.
The Developing Your Creative Practice programme aims to encourage creativity, research, experimentation and risk taking, to enable practitioners to progress and flourish with their creative practice and career. Our evaluation explored programme processes and the outcomes emerging.
Following our earlier work, including a literature review on entrepreneurial-university ecosystems, Research England commissioned us to undertake a study to identify comparable ecosystems in the UK and the rest of Europe and to explore potential areas for mutual learning.
The Strategic Interventions in Health Education Disciplines programme ran for three years between 2018 and 2021, with a legacy programme for a further year until February 2022. SQW's legacy evaluation report provides an update on the findings and learning generated through the programme.
The Student Engagement in Knowledge Exchange programme is supporting higher education providers to develop and share understanding of effective practice. SQW has been commissioned to undertake a longitudinal evaluation. Summaries of the first two formative reports have now been published by the Office for Students.
The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund is an initiative delivered by the government-owned British Business Bank. It is a key part of the Government’s ‘Northern Powerhouse’ vision and provides Microfinance, Business Loans and Equity Finance to fund SME growth and development. SQW's interim evaluation has now been published.
The Innovation Loans programme is a government funded repayable finance product seeking to bridge the funding gap for innovative SMEs. Our follow-on interim evaluation to assess programme delivery and the extent to which additional outcomes and impacts had been achieved has been published by Innovate UK.