The RSE Economy and Enterprise Committee (formerly the Business Innovation Forum) was convened in 2010 with the aim of identifying and stimulating processes to increase collaboration between business and academia in Scotland. The membership compromises a broad range of experience from Scotland’s business and academic communities. The Committee remit was revised and updated in 2019 and is included below.
The Economy and Enterprise Committee will focus on, the means of enhancing the economy (defined to include wider economic and social well-being) through consideration of issues such as skills, fair work, business development, enterprise and innovation. It will:
- Inform and respond to key policy developments and initiatives relating to the economy (including fiscal policy) through, for example, consultation responses, policy advice and facilitating discussion and debate.
- Be forward-thinking and proactive in identifying and addressing longer-term issues and policy challenges relating to the economy / economic well-being.
- Liaise with the Education Committee and other RSE Committees in areas of mutual interest.
- Advise the Executive and Council on the future direction and development of the RSE’s Enterprise Fellowships programme and any future programmes in this area.
- Advise the Executive and Council on effective engagement with the business community and be proactive with regard to that engagement.