Policy and innovation

Unlocking the potential of digital transformation across many areas is likely to require changes in public and business policy, regulation and regional investment.

Anna Scaife

Theme lead

Prof Anna Scaife


Scope of theme

The theme will bring together academics from across the University, working closely with Policy@Manchester, to understand common issues and challenges and engage proactively with policy-makers to seek change.

Research areas

The theme will address policy and innovation challenges in areas including:

  • growth and inclusion politics;
  • science and engineering;
  • environment and energy;
  • cities and urban life;
  • health and social care;
  • trust and security.

Research Centres

  • Policy@Manchester aims to impact lives globally, nationally and locally through influencing and challenging policy makers with robust research-informed evidence and ideas.
  • The Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIoIR) studies examine the impact of economic factors, management and policy on innovation and science, while we work closely with stakeholders in policy, industry and the third sector.