Harmonising science and society
The Centre for Society and Policy (CSP) is a policy research centre based at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. Established in November 2018, as an interdisciplinary centre for science and technology policy, the centre explores interactions between science, technology, society, and development. The Indian Institute of Science has been at the forefront of cutting-edge research in the various disciplines of science and technology. With the establishment of a policy centre, the institute extends its impact of S&T research by looking at the multitude interrelationships between S&T research and policy.
The CSP today addresses several policy agendas including sustainable futures, intellectual property rights, genetic engineering and health, smart cities, livelihood and water futures, informal economic systems, data security, and data economics. The centre is committed to policy engagement and impacting policy at all stages of S&T research.
Opportunities at IISc-CSP
IISc-CSP is seeking applications for the following positions:
Policy Dialogues and Diplomacy on Science and Technology
A platform for S&T conversations around regulations, policy, and socio-cultural design.
A forum to initiate conversations and create a public discourse around topics in the philosophy of STEM.
Panel Discussion on the Science, Technology and Innovation Policy 2020 #NitiVimarsh
21st January 2021 | Venue: Virtual Conference
This panel discussion will explore the details of the proposed STI policy and various thematic groups, its implications, and the policymaking process. The new STI Policy identifies and addresses the Indian STI ecosystem’s strengths and weaknesses to catalyse socio-economic development of the country and make the Indian STI ecosystem globally competitive. It revolves around the core principles of being decentralized, evidence-informed, bottom-up, experts-driven, and inclusive. Also, it aims to bring in the concept of dynamic policy with a robust policy.