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302 Business Affiliate UKSPA Directory 2017 SQW recently completed a detailed economic impact assessment of the Sci-Tech Daresbury Campus for STFC SQW L ocati on Cambridge office: Reuben House, Covent Garden, Cambridge CB1 2HT Manchester office: 3rd Floor, Beckwith House, 1 Wellington Road North, Stockport SK4 1AF London office: First floor, 43 Chalton Street, London NW1 1JD C ontact detai l s Christine Doel T: 01223 209400 E: Luke Delahunty T: 0161 475 2105 E: Edinburgh office: 48 Melville St, Edinburgh EH3 7HF Established in 1983, and operating across the UK and internationally, SQW is an economic consultancy working for clients from the public, private and voluntary sectors. We are experts in innovation, spatial development and knowledge-based economic growth. We work with our clients to research, develop, appraise, implement and evaluate interventions. SQW brings a 30+ year track record in researching the process of knowledge- based economic growth, and devising strategies, plans and interventions through which that process might be accelerated. This work has been completed across the UK and internationally. Over the last couple of years, it has included: • Extensive support to three of the Wave 1 science and innovation audits and five of those that were progressed as part of Wave 2; some of these related to city-regions (e.g. Leeds), some to county-level geographies (e.g. Oxfordshire), and some to extensive regional consortia of universities, local enterprise partnerships, businesses, and other stakeholders (e.g. Midlands Engine, East of England, Innovation South) • Economic impact assessments linked Se c tor s to investments in specific schemes and campuses (e.g. Sci-Tech Daresbury, Alderley Park and Babraham Research Campus) • Feasibility studies focusing on possible future incubators, innovation centres, science parks, and innovation districts (e.g. for the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory and Public Health England at Porton Down, and Fera at Sand Hutton) • In-depth studies of clusters and local innovation ecosystems such as those focusing on the high performance technology and motorsport cluster in the area around Silverstone; the Bristol‑Bath innovation cluster; and an update to our study of the Oxfordshire Innovation Engine • Evaluation studies, such as an impact evaluation of TechCity UK; evaluations of three of the Catapults, namely the High Value Manufacturing, Satellite Applications, and Digital Catapults; and the evaluation of the Start Up Loans Programme. ■ Se r vi ce s Science and Innovation Science Parks/Incubators Knowledge Economy Feasibility Studies Economic Impact Assessments Impact Evaluation Research