Knowledge for Development

IDRC's Innovation, Policy and Science programme


Date: 30/06/2009


The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) has supported research on science and technology (S&T) and innovation policy issues since its creation. The Innovation, Policy and Science (IPS) program area carries on this work, focusing on improving understanding of innovation processes and systems in developing countries, strengthening research in support of S&T policies, and enhancing social inclusion and multi-stakeholder participation in decision-making related to S&T. IPS funds research on governance, public understanding, access and benefits associated with new technologies like biotechnology and nanotechnology.