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“It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.”

– Oscar Wilde

Ideas and Innovation

 
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Technology, Entertainment and Design

Nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks

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National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts

An innovation foundation

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Institute for Public Policy Research

A registered charity and the UK’s pre-eminent progressive think tank

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The B Team

Nonprofit initiative formed to catalyse a better way of doing business, for the wellbeing of people and the planet

The Conversation

Independent source of news and views, sourced from the academic and research community and delivered direct to the public

A new type of economy

 
Circular Glasgow

An initiative of Glasgow Chamber of Commerce. It is a movement to inspire businesses of all sizes to innovate and become future-proof by adopting circular strategies.

Doughnut Economy
Doughnut Economy

Developed by Kate Raworth, the doughnut economy focuses on exploring what planetary and social boundaries imply for rethinking the concept of economic development.

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WRAP

Using resources sustainably within a circular economy

Zero Waste Scotland

Leading Scotland to use products and resources responsibly, and making Scotland a pioneer of the Circular Economy,

Evaluating impact

Arts Council England

A framework for improvement in the arts and culture sector

Emerald Publishing

A global publisher with a focus on research with real impact

 
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Heritage Fund evaluation guidance

Step-by-step guidance to evaluating the outcomes and impact of your projects. 

Inspiring Impact

Free impact resources and networks for social enterprises and charities in the UK. 

Dr Julie Bayley's blog

Expert on everything impact-related!

LSE Impact Blog

A hub for researchers, administrative staff, librarians, students, think tanks, government, and others in maximising the impact of academic work in the social sciences.

Nesta standards of evidence

Nesta's approach to measuring the impact of a range of practical innovation programmes and investments.

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Social Value UK

A framework for measuring the social return on investment.

 
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BEIS

The UK ministerial department for Business, Energy and the Industrial Strategy.

Higher Education

The Guardian Higher Education
The Guardian Higher Education

Higher Education bulletin by this editorial independent newspaper

Higher Education Policy Institute

UK's only independent think tank devoted to higher education

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National Centre for Universities and Business

Independent and nonprofit membership organisation that promotes, develops and supports university-business collaboration across the UK

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UKRI

Non-governmental organisation of the United Kingdom that directs research and innovation funding

Universities Scotland

The voice of Scotland's Universities

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Universities UK

The voice of the United Kingdom's Universities

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WONKHE

Home of higher education policy, bringing the sector together through expert analysis

 

Social Enterprise

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The School for Social Entrepreneurs

Useful resources for social entrepreneurs

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Senscot

Organisation aimed at strengthening Scotland's social enterprise

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Social Enterprise Scotland

Gateway to Scotland's social enterprise community

Social Value

Resources for people at any stage of their social value journey

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Third Force News

Online magazine for Scotland's third sector

 

Small Business

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acas

Advice, tools and resources for UK business

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Association of Scottish Businesswomen

Umbrella organisation for Scottish female-led businesses

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British Chambers of Commerce

Network of business champions

Business Gateway

Resources and support for small businesses

Confederation of British Industry

Not-for-profit membership organisation for UK business

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Federation of Small Businesses

Membership association for small businesses in the UK

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Harvard Business Review

Online magazine with a variety of business articles

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Women's Enterprise Network Scotland

Strengthening the Scottish economy through women's enterprise

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