The Innovation Caucus is an initiative funded by Innovate UK and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to support innovation-led growth and promote greater engagement between the social sciences and businesses. Serving as a gateway to the social sciences, the Innovation Caucus comprises 66 academics working across different disciplines with a focus on innovation. As well as promoting the awareness of and engagement with social science research, the Innovation Caucus is focused on understanding the dynamics of innovation ecosystems.
The Innovation Caucus is involved in number of collaborative projects with Innovate UK and the ESRC, as well as providing expert insight, tailored briefings, in-depth evidence reviews and commissioned research. In this way Innovation Caucus members are shaping and supporting the design, development and evaluation of policies and programmes for sustainable innovation-led economic growth in the UK.