About the Eu-SPRI Forum

The “European Forum for Studies of Policies for Research and Innovation” (Eu-SPRI Forum) aims to strengthen the vibrant but dispersed interdisciplinary community of researchers focusing on interdisciplinary dimensions related to policy and governance in the field of knowledge creation and innovation.
Studies of Policies for Research and Innovation (SPRI) is a growing research field since the 1960s, evolving at the encounter of economics, political science, sociology, Science and Technology Studies (STS), business administration, geography and history. Read more…

Latest news
and publications

Call for proposals for doctoral researchers
Eighteenth submission deadline: 11 January 2017

Eu-SPRI Annual Conference 2017 in Vienna11 01 2016
Call for Sessions
The Future of STI – The Future of STI Policy: New practices and models of research and innovation as a challenge for STI policy
Eu-SPRI Winter School 201710 04 2016
Call for applications:
Eu-SPRI Winter School 2017 Innovation policy for Transformative Change
Location: University of Sussex, Brighton, United Kingdom
Date: 16-20 January 2017
Eu-SPRI Annual Conference | Vienna 201710 03 2016
Conference Announcement
„The Future of STI – The Future of STI Policy”
Eu-SPRI Annual Conference | Vienna 2017
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Our three
key missions

1Next generation
Eu-SPRI Forum supports the intellectual and career development of early career SPRI researchers (doctoral candidates; PostDocs), most notably through doctoral programs, conferences, summer schools and mobility between the partner groups.
2Structuring the field
Eu-SPRI Forum holds annual European Conferences on Policies for Research and Innovation, featuring both presently relevant and incoming new themes.
3Exploratory initiatives
Eu-SPRI Forum aspires to anticipate new SPRI themes, concepts and methods. The exploration of new interdisciplinary analytical horizons is facilitated through co-funding of working groups, producing position papers within up to 18 months.

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