The Manchester lecturing
team and the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIoIR)
The lecturing team is comprised of seven senior staff of the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research plus Prof. Arie Rip, emeritus Professor form University of Twente. All of the lecturers have many years of experience in teaching and researching around the topics to be covered in the course and published widely in all of them.
The Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIoIR)
is the research centre of excellence in the Manchester Business School (MBS)
and The University of Manchester in the field of innovation and science
studies. With more than 50 full members and a range of associated academics
from across the University, MIoIR is Europe's largest and one of the World's
leading research centres in this field.
The Institute's key strengths lie in the linkage and cross-fertilisation of economics, management and policy around innovation and science. Building on forty years of tradition in innovation and science studies, the Institute's philosophy is to combine academic rigour with concrete practical relevance for policy and management. This includes broad engagement with and research for policy makers and societal and industrial stakeholders in the Manchester City Region, across the UK and internationally. MIoIR is also firmly committed to a range of teaching activities within and beyond MBS and integrates a strong and successful PhD programme into its research activities. The Institute has a visitor programme for academics and management and policy practitioners and provides a range of popular and high level executive education courses on evaluation, foresight and S&T Policy.