Advances in technologies, together with new opportunities for integrating diverse data sources, are enabling innovative methods of data collection in citizen science projects, but new risks have also emerged as the field evolves.
Science, Technology & Innovation Research
European societies expect science, technology and innovation to promote economic growth and improved wellbeing. Research alone is insufficient. Its translation into discoveries of new processes, services and products is vital. And evaluation of the impact of scientific and social sciences research can lead to better funding decisions.
The factors that lead to innovation are complex and evolve. We use evidence to untangle complexity, recognise connections, and open channels for new thought. Our research aims to maximise the gains that science, technology and innovation can bring to society and the economy.