Evaluation of Science and Innovation Policies Professional Course

MIOIR Professional development course on the Evaluation of Science and Innovation Policies in Manchester.

The Manchester Institute of Innovation Research organised and delivered their annual professional development course on the Evaluation of Science and Innovation Policies, held at the Alliance Manchester Business School, across five consecutive days on 15th to 19th May 2023.

The course focused on six key components; an introduction to evaluation and its role in the policy cycle; quantitative tools (indicators, bibliometrics, economics); Qualitative approaches (qualitative tools, peer review); Evaluating networks; Effects of evaluation (impacts, steering science) and Evaluation beyond programmes organisations, societal challenges, demand-based polies).

It included a range of lectures and group exercises delivered by Dr Kate Barker, Dr Effie Amanatidou, Professor Erik Arnold (Technopolis Group), Professor Jakob Edler, Professor Maria Nedeva, Professor Raquel Ortega-Argiles, Dr John Rigby, Professor David Sweeney (University of Birmingham) and Professor Mike Thelwall (University of Wolverhampton).

Twenty-six participants from twelve different countries attended representing the Academy of Finland; Brno University of Technology; University of Cambridge; Danish Council for Research and Innovation Policy; Department for Science, Innovation and Technology; Fraunhofer ISI; Hartree Centre, Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC); Innosuisse; Innovate UK, UKRI; KISTEP (Korea Institute of S&T Evaluation and Planning); KOYSLab; Moravian-Silesian Innovation Centre Ostrava (MSIC); National Agricultural Research Institute of Uruguay; NOVA University of Lisbon; University of Jena; Vinnova, Sweden’s Innovation Agency.

It is always a great pleasure to organise and deliver this course and this year in particular we had the opportunity to facilitate learning for an excellent group of colleagues from a range of international research organisations.

Kate Barker, Senior Lecturer and Associate Head of Teaching at AMBS

Feedback from the participants during the course was extremely favourable. The course was facilitated and supported by Debbie Cox, Holly Crossley and Wendy Walker. Thank you to colleagues who gave their time and support to make this course a success and to all the course participants for their excellent contribution!

Find out more about the professional short courses at MIOIR. If you have any specific requirements for a relevant short course please contact Deborah Cox, Institute Manager.