The Science & Innovation Observatory

Science and innovation policy continues to be at the heart of the national push for economic growth and development. Ensuring a healthy supply of STEM skills is as vital as ever. Throughout much of the past decade, there has been a series of initiatives, culminating in the STEM Programme (in England), which aimed to provide better coordination to the range of projects and programmes in the STEM world.

As we move through the next decade, in a transformed political climate, the need for continued growth and development of our STEM skill base is seen to be essential, although not all commentators agree with the linking of education to innovation policy. We see a need for an independent voice, not beholden to government, to carry out research and evaluate policy and practice.

We believe we can provide that voice.

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Recent Documents

  • Evaluating STEM Initiatives

    Science and Innovation Observatory Policy and Strategy Briefing Paper 1
    2011, 1.2mb Download

  • Where next for STEM Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance?

    Science and Innovation Observatory Policy and Strategy Briefing Paper 2
    2012, 4.26MbDownload

The Science and Innovation Observatory has been established by Sheffield Hallam University's two education research and knowledge transfer centres...

Centre for Science Education
Centre for Education & Inclusion Research