The Centre for Science, Technology & Innovation Policy carries out practical policy research exploring what makes national innovation systems effective at translating new science and engineering ideas into technologies, industries and economic wealth.
Based at Cambridge University’s Institute for Manufacturing, CSTI is an applied policy academic research group directed by Dr Eoin O'Sullivan. Its research projects are designed to support the evidence needs of science, technology and innovation policymakers, in particular those officials in public research agencies who are responsible for programme design, portfolio management and strategy development. The CSTI research agenda is shaped in collaboration with policy and research agency partners.
In addition to annual research costs, Gatsby has provided an endowment to Camrbidge to establish the Babbage Fellowship in Technology and Innovation Policy that supports the permanent post of CSTI Director.