While cuts to public expenditure ramp up demand for public services and economic growth remain as high as ever. Pressure to deliver more for less will increase over the coming months and years and that will require innovation in the way that public services and the economy are provided supported and managed.
The Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP) and the UK Innovation Research Centre (UK-IRC) are planning a workshop for policy makers on how new thinking in innovation policy might help deliver growth and a better society at a time of reduced resources.
- 16:30 Arrive / tea
- 16:45 Welcome: Professor Frank Kelly
- 17:00 Presentations:
- Professor Alan Hughes on innovation systems and mission driven thinking
- David Connell on policy myths and the role of lead customers
- Karen Livingstone on implementing innovation system support in public services
- 17:45 Discussion
- 18:45 Drinks
- 19:15 Dinner and discussants:
- Professor Ben Martin (SPRU)
- Professor Brian Collins (DfT and BIS)
- 21:00 Close
Attendance at this workshop is by invitation only. For more information please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The UK-IRC is a collaborative initiative for cutting-edge research and knowledge exchange activities on how innovation can make businesses more competitive improve public services delivery and help the UK meet the social environmental and economic challenges it faces.
How new approaches to innovation can help deliver growth and a better society
As cuts to public expenditure are ramping up, demand for public services and economic growth remains as high as ever. Pressure to deliver more for less is resulting in an increased focus on innovation – in the way that public services and the economy are provided, supported and managed.