Evaluation of Science and Innovation Policies (Professional Development Course)

Date: 13/06/2022 - 17/06/2022

This professional development course addresses the latest thinking in evaluation and teaches the most effective use of evaluation tools. It will involve a range of lectures, interactive group exercises, case studies, mini-projects taught by Kate Barker, Erik Arnold, Jakob Edler, John Rigby, Effie Amanatidou and a guest lecture from Mike Thelwall (UoW).

Course overview

  • Date: 13 - 17 June 2022
  • Delivered by: Senior staff and invited external experts
  • Teaching: Lectures, interactive group exercises, case studies, mini-projects
  • Group size: Approximately 20
  • Hosted by: Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIOIR)
  • Location: Alliance Manchester Business School
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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 policy learning tool. They help to make policy makers and implementers improve the way they design and operate policies and to better understand their specific contexts. In addition, governments and taxpayers require credible and robust justification that the economic and societal policy objectives are being achieved in an efficient, effective and economic manner.

More information about the speakers:

Kate Barker

Erik Arnold

Jakob Edler

John Rigby

Effie Amanatidou

Mike Thelwall (University of Wolverhampton)