The Centre for Science, Technology & Innovation Policy carries out applied research into programmes, processes and practices for translating publically-funded R&D (in particular science and engineering research) into new technologies, industries and economic wealth.

CSTI is an applied policy research unit exploring what makes national innovation systems effective at translating new science and engineering ideas into novel technologies and emerging industries. Research  projects are designed to support the evidence needs of Science, Technology & Innovation (STI) policymakers, in particular those officials in public research agencies who are responsible for programme design, portfolio management and strategy development. The CSTI research agenda is shaped in collaboration with policy and research agency partners. 


A brief outline of our research approach can be found here.


CSTI’s research projects are organised within four closely integrated research themes.

Manufacturing policy and industrial strategy: National and regional




Emerging technology (EmTech) policy






National and international innovation policy: A systems perspective




Foresight and roadmapping for innovation policy







The Centre for Science, Technology & Innovation Policy gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the Gatsby Charitable Foundation.

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