This course supports the work of civil servants and policy professionals by offering a thorough introduction to technology and innovation policy. The course will draw insights from international best practices and past policy experiences, supported by the latest academic research carried out at the University of Cambridge. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of understanding the national context if policy making is to be effective.
What you will learn
- The latest concepts, frameworks and ideas in the areas of science, technology and innovation policy supported by bespoke materials from experts at the IfM’s Centre for Science, Technology & Innovation Policy
- An understanding of how innovation policies are being revisited around the world as countries step up efforts to generate high-wage jobs, promote productivity growth and “rebalance” their economies
- The effects of the new global industrial context and how it has the potential to transform manufacturing as we know it
- An understanding of how modern policy-making is taking place in the context of increasing competition for the industrial activities with the most “high value” capture potential
- An overview of the latest innovation policies, programmes and practices in selected industrial countries, as well as the latest technological developments with the potential to disrupt global industries
Who would benefit from attending?
- Civil servants in ministries of industry, economics and trade responsible for the promotion of innovation and industrial competitiveness
- Professionals from public and private sectors that would like to gain new insights from theory and international practice to enhance their hands-on policy experience
- Officials in national and regional agencies responsible for drafting industrial and innovation policies
Enrol on this course
There are currently no public dates scheduled for this programme. We run online and in-company versions of this course tailored to your organisational needs. Contact us to find out more.