Speaking at Spirit Aero Systems in Prestwick, yesterday, the First Minister made a strong case for Scotland’s businesses to be more innovative and to develop the expertise to lead new technological breakthroughs.
Within this £45 million, £37 million, up from £22 million, will be available for each of the next three years. The First minister said:
‘Scotland wants not only to embrace but to lead the key technological and social changes of the future. This is a fundamental point. I want Scotland to be the inventor and the producer of the innovations that will shape the future, not just the consumer of those innovations. New technology is key to the productivity improvements that can then raise living standards for all.’
I think and hope she’s is pushing at an open door here as we already have evidence of good early progress of the kind she is looking for. See these examples, reported here earlier in the year:
Those are just the reports if you search my blog for ‘expertise’. Search for ‘innovation’ and you’ll get even more.