A policy workshop to explore the challenges of performance measurement for government in the context of innovation, life sciences and UK plc.
13 March 2018, University of Cambridge
The Centre for Science and Policy is working with the Medicines Discovery Catapult to convene a Policy Workshop which will take place in Cambridge.
UK life sciences contributed £30.4bn to the economy in 2015 and supported almost half a million jobs. Consequently, consecutive governments have actively supported the life sciences sector and its contribution to UK plc. Where possible, these have had measure or metrics to evaluate them.
Performance measurement and management is hard – as illustrated by the many examples of perverse incentives and gaming seen in the private sector – where there has been considerable study. Performance measurement of public funding for life sciences sector is particularly challenging, because of the absence of a simple ‘bottom line’. Moreover, outcomes are long-term and hard to quantify.
The Centre for Science Policy, in conjunction with the Medicines Discovery Catapult, is convening a roundtable to explore the challenges of performance measurement for government in the context of innovation, life sciences and UK plc.
This is an invitation-only event. For further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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