Labs and Centers

Center for Innovation Strategy and Policy (CISP)

Innovative research partnerships with organizations, regions, and nations to improve their success in today's economy

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The Center for Innovation Strategy and Policy (CISP) helps organizations, regions, and countries achieve long-term economic and social impact through effective investments in science, technology, and innovation. 

Based in Washington, D.C., the Center is staffed with experienced professionals who conduct research, analysis, program evaluation, and strategic planning for private and public sector clients around the world. 

We work with our partners and clients to do the following:

Advance Innovation in Government

Innovation is essential for governments to succeed. SRI has spent decades examining the frontier of innovation in government around the world, identifying the keys to success across every mission area. As a result, SRI is uniquely positioned to support government clients in developing and implementing strategic plans for public sector innovation.

Transition Technology to Market 

Agencies, universities and other research organizations need to identify, attract, and engage pools of innovators motivated to transform intellectual property into valuable businesses. SRI assists them in assessing their IP, scanning the landscape for the best innovators, and working with those innovators to determine applications and markets.

Evaluate Complex Programs

Public policy is implemented in a complex environment characterized by poorly specified goals and systematic measurement challenges. SRI offers rigorous approaches to assessment and evaluation that overcome these challenges and provide stakeholders with actionable findings about program implementation and impact. 

Build Innovation Systems 

Making effective investments in support of innovation requires rigorous analysis. SRI offers a clear assessment of regional strengths and challenges by applying our Innovation Ecosystem Framework, developed through years of experience helping some of the world’s fastest-growing economies. Based on that assessment, SRI helps clients design and implements effective programs to accelerate economic development.  

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