February 5, 2016
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon chaired a meeting of the Council of Economic Advisers in Edinburgh, including at the Farr Institute in Edinburgh’s Bioquarter on 5th February.
The Council is an independent advisory group to the First Minister, and consists of leading figures from the private sector and academia, including two Nobel laureates. The Council provides advice on how to best position Scotland amongst the world’s most competitive and inclusive economies. A full membership list is available here.
The CEA meets twice each year and is providing advice on the steps that can be taken to and develop and promote inclusive growth, foster a culture of innovation and research, and better measure Scotland’s broader economic performance.
Ahead of the meeting at the Farr Institute at the Edinburgh Bioquarter, the First Minister received a tour of the facility, which is a collaboration between six Scottish Universities and NHS National Services Scotland.
The aim of the Institute is to both improve the health of the Scottish population and place Scotland as a global leader in health informatics research.
The First Minister is determined to better align the objectives of improving Scotland’s economic performance and tackling inequality and she was able to hear about the work going on at the Farr Institute to support innovative health research, which will help improve the health of the nation.