Evaluation of Science and Innovation Policies - professional development course

Date: 21/05/2018 - 25/05/2018

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.

The demand for evaluation in science and innovation policy continues to grow alongside the demands on STI policy to deliver a broad range of economic and societal goals against financial constraints. Thus, evaluations are increasingly understood as an essential learning tool. 

The course consists of a set of interactive lectures and group project work.

Who is it for?
• Policymakers, analysts, programme sponsors and managers
• Practitioners in research and research funding organisations
• Professional evaluators and innovation researchers

Key topics
Possible topics include (programme is subject to change):
• Theory and concepts of evaluation designs and frameworks
• Basic evaluation tools and approaches
• Additionality of science and innovation policy
• Indicators, bibliometrics and altmetrics
• Use and usefulness of evaluations
• Evaluation of university research and research organisations
• Evaluation and contribution analysis of social impact of research
• Evaluation of economic impacts
• Evaluation of research organisations
• Peer review and panel evaluations
• Evaluation of new policies, such as challenge driven and demand based innovation policy

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