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Course on the Evaluation of Science and Innovation Policies offered by The Manchester Institute of Innovation Research

The Manchester Institute of Innovation Research will be holding its annual professional development course on the Evaluation of Science and Innovation Policies on 22-26 May 2017.

Course on the Evaluation of Science and Innovation Policies offered by The Manchester Institute of Innovation Research
  • Posted on: 17.03.2017
  • United Kingdom

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Contact: Lisa Gledhill,


The Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIoIR) is the research centre of excellence in the Manchester Business School (MBS) and The University of Manchester in the field of innovation and science studies. With more than 50 full members and a range of associated academics from across the University, MIoIR is Europe’s largest and one of the World’s leading research centres in this field. The Institute’s key strengths lie in the linkage and cross-fertilisation of economics, management and policy around innovation and science. Building on forty years of tradition in innovation and science studies, the Institute’s philosophy is to combine academic rigour with concrete practical relevance for policy and management. This includes broad engagement with and research for policy makers and societal and industrial stakeholders in the Manchester City Region, across the UK and internationally. MIoIR is also firmly committed to a range of teaching activities within and beyond MBS and integrates a strong and success ful PhD programme into its research activities. The Institute has a visitor programme for academics and management and policy practitioners and provides a range of popular and high level executive education courses on evaluation, foresight and S&T Policy

As a leading centre in the study of science, technology and innovation policy and evaluation methodologies, MIoIR is offering a residential professional development course on evaluation of science and innovation policies since the 1980s. Based on forty years of evaluation experience, a wealth of expertise will be invited, both from staff with practical experience of the conduct of evaluations, and from policy makers and practitioners. People coming from research organisations, government ministries, and agencies and engaged in all aspects of evaluation will be attending.

Course Costs

  • Full residential course fee: £2,200 per person
  • Non-Residential fees can be negotiated on application
  • Discount for early booking: Applications prior to 03/03/2017 the course fees will be reduced to £2,000

Fee includes:

  • All course Materials 
  • Accomodation and all meals for five nights. Social Activities (social dinner and a tour of Manchester

Key Topics

  • 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
  • Evaluation of social impact of research
  • Evaluating Economic Impacts
  • Evaluation of Systems
  • Evaluation of research organisations
  • Peer review and panel evaluations
  • Evaluation of new policies, such as challenge driven and demand based innovation policy

Course Outcomes

At the end of the course, participants will:

  • Understand the key motivations for evaluation and the distinctive features of the evaluation of science, technology and innovation policies, programmes, institutions and systems,
  • Be aware of the main academic literature addressing science and technology evaluation and key examples of evaluations in practice,
  • Understand how evaluation has evolved in relation to changing policies for science, technology and innovation,
  • Have gained practical insight into the main tools and methods for the design and conduct of evaluations, and therefore
  • Be able to commission, interpret and use evaluations across the spectrum of STI policies and
  • Be able to design and apply evaluation concepts in the context of a practical situation.


Further information available here

Deadline: 15 May


Scientific field: Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary | Geographical focus: International / Other