Open courses for policymakers
Policy Links offers tailored education services to government departments and agencies based on the latest academic thinking and benchmarking of international practices.
We currently offer two open courses:
Introduction to Science, Technology & Innovation Policy
Key themes include:
- Manufacturing ‘megatrends’ and the ‘fourth industrial revolution’
- Industrial context and policy priorities in competitor countries
- Assessing the contribution of manufacturing in your region/country
- International approaches to industrial strategy/manufacturing policy
Open course | 6-7 December 2017 | IfM Cambridge
Aimed at policy practitioners, this course introduces the latest concepts and international practices in science, technology & innovation policy.
This two day intensive programme draws practical examples from the latest academic research carried out by the Centre for Science, Technology & Innovation Policy (CSTI). The open course format allows the opportunity to share experiences with people from other institutions and agencies.
From research to economic impact: designing modern RTO strategies
Key themes include:
- Key concepts, frameworks & tools in technology management & innovation policy
- Effective practices from international experience (case studies)
- Tools and strategies to align innovation mission and technical services
Open course | 8-9 November 2017 | IfM Cambridge
This course equips managers of research technology organisations (RTOs), innovation agencies and related institutions with innovation concepts and visual tools to better align their missions and services.
Led by the Policy Links team and experts from the Centre for Technology Management (CTM) and the Centre for Science, Technology & Innovation Policy (CSTI), this course is based on taught sessions as well as practical workshop-based exercises.
The open course offers an opportunity to share experiences with colleagues with a common interest in RTOs, technology & innovation management, and national innovation systems.