Research & Policy

The Scale­-Up Institute undertakes research, thought leadership and targeted projects and activities with partners in areas where we believe we can help to make lasting impacts.

SME Finance Monitor: The Scaleup Perspective

New analysis deepens understanding of our SME Scaleups
We were delighted to launch this report at the London Stock Exchange today, with our research partners BDRC Continental. The SME Finance Monitor: The ScaleUp Perspective assesses the key characteristics and behaviours of Scaleup and Aspiring ScaleUp Businesses. Thank you to all contributors and participants at our Roundtable.

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Scale-up UK: Growing Businesses, Growing our Economy

A report from the business schools at the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford, convened by Barclays.


Scaling Together

A report by Nesta.


Unlocking UK productivity: internationalisation and innovation in SMEs

Goldman Sachs, Enterprise Research Centre, British Business Bank, with support from the Scale-Up Institute and Said Business School, Oxford University.


The Scale-up challenge

A report by Deloitte


The ScaleUp Institute is proud to engage with our partners in their production of the following reports.

Responses to consultations

The Scale-Up Institute works with policy makers to identify opportunities that will further support scaling businesses. It sets out the economic case and actions required to make Britain brilliant at scale-ups, and responds to calls for evidence and consultations

Financing Growth in Innovative Firms

We welcome the Government’s focus on scaleups in this consultation. The key is to turn it into targeted, appropriate and measured action to make the UK not only the best place in the world to start a business, but also to scale one. Our full response is here.

Industrial Strategy Green Paper

Our response to the Industrial Strategy Green Paper, in which we called for a stable policy environment that builds on what already exists at an institutional and local level, and to learn from existing good practice. Read our detailed response here.

UK Digital Strategy: request for submissions

Our response to the request for submissions from Digital Economy Minister Ed Vaizey MP emphasises that the needs of scaleup businesses should be taken into account in the Government’s new Digital Strategy.
Full response (PDF)

Better Use of Data: consultation paper

Our response to the Cabinet Office Better Use of Data consultation paper notes that it is encouraging that the Government is determined to take forward further work in using data in even more effective ways.
Full response (PDF)

Teaching Excellence Framework: written submission to BIS

Our response to the green paper on changes to the Higher Education landscape says that the new Framework must recognise that access to the UK graduate pool is critical access for scaleup businesses.
Full response (PDF)

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