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.
Intellectual property models for accelerating sustainability transition. Financially supported by Belmont Forum and NORFACE Joint Research Programme.
Data Economics and Policy
Assessment of economic, policy, legal, regulatory, and standardization issues involved in using public or privately owned data. Financially supported by The India Urban Data Exchange (IUDX) and Omidyar Network, India.
Policymaking and advocacy for children’s food security, community participation, malnutrition eradication. Financially supported by The Akshaya Patra Foundation.
Policy prescriptions and insights on the challenges faced by women while availing public transport. Financially supported by DULT, Government of Karnataka, India.
Gender Equity & Advancement
Building a comprehensive gender profile, creating a gender enabling environment at the workplace, enabling for self-growth and career progression. Financially supported by Department of Science & Technology, Government of India.
Science & Philosophy
Addressing public discourse and catalysing deeper reflection on the processes of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics
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.
Seminar on “Technology, Governance, and Citizen Behaviour: Turning crisis into opportunities in Asia” #NitiVimarsh
1st August, 2022 | Venue: CSP Seminar Hall
Natural and biological hazards (including COVID-19) always pose tremendous challenges in every sector of the society, locally and globally. Asia is no exception to this and has faced the heat of severe financial, social, and related challenges over the years. However, through science, technology and innovation, the region has tried to overcome these challenges in different ways. Innovation also focused on social issues, and grass roots approaches have been recognized as well as proved to be effective. With the high diversity in Asia, governance played an important role in managing the crisis. Each country has its unique way to address the crisis through its own governance, regulation, and legal framework. Local governance often played a critical role. Finally, citizen awareness and behavior are considered to be one of the key issues to address the current pandemic as well as other disasters, be it at individual, community or in the workplace. Appropriate risk communication, science-based decision making, data analysis, its feedback to the decision-making system, and extensive use of technology and innovation need to be at the core of the crisis response, which can turn it into an innovation opportunity in many cases.
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