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, impact assessments, smart cities, livelihood and water futures, informal economic systems and art representation of science. The centre contributes to the theoretical knowledge on S&T policy as well. The centre has several visiting professors including Dr. Chintan Vaishnav and Dr. Ramchandra Guha. The centre has organised seminars by senior government experts like Mr. Sanjeev Sanyal (Principal Economic Adviser, Ministry of Finance, GoI), Mr. Rakesh Ranjan (Sr. Consultant, NITI Aayog, GoI) and Dr. Sanjay Mishra (Advisor and Head, KIRAN, Dept. of Science and Technology, GoI). The centre is committed to policy engagement and impacting policy at all stages of S&T research.

“Science in the 21st century is about expanding the social compact, that is, honouring the implicit agreement between science and society to work together for sustainability, and mutual benefit.”
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Prof. Anjula Gurtoo
Chairperson, Centre for Society and Policy

Some Articles of Interest

Intellectual Property Models for Accelerating Sustainability Transitions

An Analysis of Sustainable Intellectual Property Models
Using clean energy for boosting circular economy

Policy Research in Science and Technology

Addressing policy agendas for cutting edge research
Sustainable futures, IPR, emerging technologies, urban development, entrepreneurship and more

Understanding the Science Policy Ecosystem in India. By B. Chagun Basha. The Wire, November 10, 2019. Link

Why I Teach Science Students About Folk Arts. By Bitasta Das. The Connect, IISc, March 29, 2019. Link

How a Love for Animals Spurred a Change in Career: Featuring Mr KA Ponnanna. By Kavitha Harish. The Connect, IISc, March 28, 2019. Link

Call for Papers in Special Issue

Special Issue in Journal ‘Sustainability’: Intellectual Property Strategies and Sustainable Business Models for Sustainability Transitions | Brochure

Workshop on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)

26th to 27th July 2019 | Venue: CSP Seminar Hall, Bangalore

The workshop will equip academic institutions to set up their own incubation centre and IP Cell in the area of science and technology.

Registration open for institutions and academicians

Contact CSP Office [More Details]

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