Science and innovation have wide-ranging effects on the lives of everyone, yet only a tiny group of people get to make important decisions about what is prioritised and how resources are used.
We would like to invite you to register your interest for the launch event of our new programme, ‘Everyone Makes Innovation Policy’ on Wednesday 16 May. The programme will explore creative approaches to involving a much wider group of people in discussing, debating and shaping science, technology and innovation policy.
What will you get out of the event?
In this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to use a range of creative methods in your public engagement work - storytelling, games, art and digital approaches.
At the event, you will also get a chance to hear from organisations and individuals that are leading the way in public engagement with science and innovation policy: Imran Khan, Head of Public Engagement at the Wellcome Trust and Jack Stilgoe, Senior Lecturer in Social Studies of Science, UCL.
Who is the event for?
The event is designed to bring together both grantees of the programme and policymakers and practitioners who are interested in learning how to improve the ways that they involve the public with technology and innovation policy. In practice, this could mean that you are interested in engaging the public, with the goal of:
Uncovering/reframing problems or needs that innovation could address
Identifying priorities or ‘challenges’ for innovation policy
Deciding how funds should be spent
Influencing the way new technologies are developed, used or regulated
Registration opens at 09:30 with the event starting promptly at 10:00 and closing at 16:15.