As part of the 50th anniversary the University of Sussex Science Policy Research Unit in 2016, it hosted a major conference from 7-9 September 2016 based on the overarching theme of ‘Transforming Innovation’.
SPRU has been at the forefront of thinking on science, technology and innovation policy for over half a century. Looking ahead to the next 50 years, we believe that innovation policy has the potential to help tackle some of the world’s most central challenges, such as sustainable development and inequality.
Over three days, the SPRU brought together leading thinkers from business, academia and civil society to explore the future of innovation policy at the conference. The first day of the conference was more policy and practitioner focused, with the second and third days as the academic conference.
News and reports from the conference will be available shortly. Visit the site for more information.