The Manchester Institute of Innovation Research is a centre of excellence in the field of innovation studies, building on a 50-year tradition of innovation and science studies in Manchester.
The Institute comprises of a group of internationally renowned scholars and experts, and supports a broad expertise across a range of academic disciplines. With more than 50 full members, approximately 50 PhD researchers, and a range of associated academics, we are Europe’s largest - and one of the world’s leading - research centres in our field.
We are at the heart of innovation-related research and also form one of the largest components of the University of Manchester Research Institute (UMRI)
We are also a recognised international centre of excellence for the study of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) policy and management, and the Institute informs science and innovation policy by engaging with key policymakers, in the UK, Europe and further afield.
The Institute also has a very strong visitor programme
for academics and management and policy practitioners, and provides a range of popular and high level short courses
on evaluation, foresight and S&T Policy.
Our research topics group around a set of dedicated themes
. while the Institute hosts the key journal Foresight.
The Institute is fully integrated into several global academic networks. It is a founding member of the European Network of institutes active in innovation and science policy studies - EU-SPRI - and is a member of European policy analysis networks such as ETEPS (the European Techno-Economic Policy Support Network).