Over several years, the Innovation Growth Lab (IGL) has worked with the UK government and the European Commission on a new approach to this problem. It has set up experimentation funds to test new interventions to boost innovation and productivity among SMEs.
Rob Fuller is Evaluation Manager in the Innovation Growth Lab, where he is responsible for working with project teams, funders and researchers to deliver high-quality evaluations that can be used to inform policy decisions. He has experience in designing and implementing randomised controlled trials and quasi-experimental evaluations. Most recently, he has been providing technical advice to teams carrying out RCTs under BEIS's Business Basics Programme and the European Commission's INNOSUP-06 programme.