With world-class research and expertise in our universities, fascinating insight provided by our think-tanks, and creative thinking throughout our communities, Scotland has great resources to draw on in looking to the future.
Scotland’s Futures Forum works with our key partners in academia and beyond to help bring these resources to our Parliament:
The Scottish Universities Insight Institute supports programmes of knowledge exchange which address and provide insight on substantial issues that face Scotland and the wider world.
The RSE is Scotland’s National Academy. Operating on a wholly independent and non-party-political basis, it contributes to the social, cultural and economic wellbeing of Scotland through the advancement of learning and useful knowledge.
The David Hume Institute is an independent, non-partisan, evidence-based policy institute that has been operating at the heart of Scottish policy debate for over 30 years.
The Goodison Group in Scotland is a charity solely dedicated to issues of learning through life.
Nesta is an innovation foundation that works to bring bold ideas to life to change the world for good.
Reform Scotland is a public policy institute which works to promote increased economic prosperity and more effective public services based on the principles of limited government, diversity and personal responsibility.
IPPR Scotland is a cross-party, progressive think-tank that aims to support and improve public policy in Scotland, working to achieve a progressive Scotland.
Nordic Horizons is an informal group of Scottish professionals who want to raise the standard of knowledge and debate about life and policy in the Nordic nations.
The mission of the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) is to enrich society through ideas and action.