Research Science and Technology Policy

The way science and innovation activities are organized, carried out, and governed, is intrinsically linked with the practical outcomes of scientific and technological advances in the world. CSPO investigates these linkages with particular focus on the ways that different policy choices and institutional arrangements influence pathways of science and innovation, and the implications of those results for the quality of our lives. In pursuing such knowledge, we seek to reveal and understand the many sources of power and influence that impact science and innovation policy choices. CSPO also actively develops and promotes policy tools, models, and deliberations that can enhance the interaction between science and innovation policy decisions and the development of a vibrant and equitable democratic society.