CSTI research focuses on the question ‘What makes national innovations systems effective at translating science and engineering into new technologies, industries and economic wealth?’ and addresses it by bringing together researchers from a mix of backgrounds and with practical experience of working for research and innovation agencies in the UK and abroad.


This blend of complementary expertise allows the Centre to conduct innovative policy-focused research related to technological systems and industrial structures, the management of innovation and operations, and the dynamics of technological and industrial change within a multidisciplinary and integrated framework. It also enables CSTI to fill gaps in academic research while providing evidence at a level of technical detail (and presented in a language) that meets the needs of Science, Technology and Innovation agency officials and policymakers.


CSTI’s research agenda is defined in close dialogue with applied UK policy agencies, including: the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills and the Technology Strategy Board; the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council; the Higher Education Funding Council for England; as well as with international institutions such as the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO).


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