Businesses in Shetland are being invited to take part in an online survey to explore how they can improve their competitiveness and profitability by adopting new ideas.
The survey at www.survey.sqw.co.uk/shetland closes on August 28. The findings will form part of a study commissioned by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) and Shetland Islands Council aimed at identifying research and development and other activities that could promote business innovation in Shetland.
The survey has been devised by economic development consultants SQW Consulting who are now calling for Shetland-based businesses to share their views and experiences.
To coincide with the survey, a series of workshops have been organised for business people in Shetland who are interested in becoming more engaged with innovation to sustain longer-term growth. Constraints and opportunities associated with innovation in Shetland will be explored as well as ways in which the public sector can work with businesses to develop their innovative activity.
Workshops and locations are: