Dear Innovate UK,

Further to a previous FOI on UK assessor mark scheme, I would please like to request additional information regarding current InnovateUK assessor process and policy.

Specifically would you please confirm the current policy on InnovateUK assessor involvement within applications where the assessor has a direct/indirect relationship with any potential competition applicant.

To clarify this question further, could i ask for you to confirm whether InnovateUK assessors are allowed:

- To make direct applications (whether as the lead, or as a team member of a possible grant applicant) to funding competitions where they are not involved within the assessment process e.g. Would an assessor who is currently assessing for Open Competition rounds be allowed to make an application as part of a team for an Agri-Tech Catalyst round?

-To provide direct or indirect advice to possible applicants regarding an InnovateUK funding application within competitions where they are not directly involved within that competitions assessment e.g. Would an assessor who is currently assessing for Open Competition rounds be allowed to give advice to friends, family or customers (if within the realms of paid consultancy) who are making an application for an Agri-Tech Catalyst round?

In relation to the above questions and in each instance would I please be able to ask:
- what are the monitoring procedures taken to ensure compliance with these policies?
- is there a time limit involved with any restrictions e.g. is there a cool off period for individuals who have previously been assessors before they are allowed to be directly/indirectly involved within an application?

In all cases it would much appreciated if you could, alongside your answers, direct me to the specific area of text where such policy is mentioned in any handbook or policy document (complete with issue date, and any possible plans for change/past changes to the document or policy within the next/last 12 months)

Thank you for your continued time and efforts

Yours faithfully,

Mr Wicks

UKRI FOI Requests, Innovate UK

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Ref: UKRI 2018/0129

 

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Dear Mr Wicks

Please find attached our response to your Freedom of Information request,
our reference UKRI 2018/0129 IUK.

 

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Dear Jason Johnson - UKRI,

Thank you for your response. The quick turnaround is appreciated.

Thank you again

Yours sincerely,

Mr Wicks

Jason Johnson - UKRI, Innovate UK

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