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21/05/2018 - 25/05/2018 Evaluation of Science and Innovation Policies - professional development course

Manchester Institute of Innovation Research, as a leading European centre in the study of science, technology and innovation policy and evaluation methodologies, has been offering a residential professional development course on evaluation of science and innovation policies since the 1980s. Based on forty years of evaluation experience, Manchester Institute of Innovation Research is able to call upon a wealth of expertise, both from staff with practical experience of the conduct of evaluations, and from policy makers and practitioners. Read more

02/07/2018 - 06/07/2018 The Art of Foresight and Sustainable Futures

The world is experiencing great uncertainties about the unfolding economic crisis and its aftershocks. Many countries, industries and public services face challenging futures where the quest for opportunities is increasingly competitive. Economic discontent has combined with existing political stresses to catch many institutions – and countries - wrong-footed. Meanwhile, globalisation, migration, environmental, political and technological trends are reshaping the rules of the game. This calls for critical reflections on existing assumptions, plans and strategies for the long-term future. Our foresight course explores ways in which decision-makers can address uncertainties. How to produce sound and forward looking results that are useful for decision-makers? Read more