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Center for Innovation Leadership Programs for Government

Economic growth relies on sustainable innovation. Our workshops and in-depth programs help governments promote innovation and encourage start-up activities in their regions.

To adapt their economies to the demands and opportunities of the 21st century, governments of all sizes and at all levels are investing in areas such as innovation centers, small business formation, financial incentives and public-private partnerships. We help you develop and implement effective innovation programs that can help your government:

  • Drive entrepreneurial innovation in your region
  • Improve efficiency and effectiveness of innovation efforts and spending
  • Encourage job growth through new companies
  • Develop a more diverse and stable innovation-driven economy

Grounded in SRI’s innovation methodologies, our workshops and programs put you to work on real projects so you can put concepts into practice right away and see immediate results.


Our Go-to-Market program is ideal for government organizations that want to encourage local technical teams to commercialize their inventions. Focused workshops teach your innovation teams how to refine business plans and pitch potential investors such as venture firms and government grant organizations.


Introduction to Innovation

Two-day workshop teaches how to discover customer needs and improve your value proposition. Provides proven tools you can use immediately.


Go-to- Market Essentials Boot Camp

Five-day program teaches how to raise funds and commercialize a product or service. Teams work on building venture plans and identifying issues to explore in depth.


Silicon Valley Venture Readiness

Two- or four-week program introduces participants to the innovation and start-up culture of Silicon Valley. Teams are assigned mentors and meet with experienced entrepreneurs, investors and customers.

Specialized Workshops

We customize the following workshops and in-depth programs to teach you how to transform your innovation ecosystem and attract fresh talent and businesses.


5 Disciplines of Innovation®

Two-day workshop for executives, engineers, managers and scientists to learn and apply the SRI Five Disciplines of Innovation processes.


Executive 5 Disciplines of Innovation Workshop

One-day workshop for senior executives and administrators to learn key techniques for managing innovation.


Technology Transfer and Commercialization

Three-day interactive workshop for technology transfer office professionals. Program focuses on the commercialization effort as a companion to IP management tasks and provides tools and processes for managing it.


Biosciences Boot Camp

Two-day program to describe the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s intellectual property framework, regulatory environment and approval processes.


Managing Breakthrough Innovation

Five-day workshop covers the path from strategy to ideas to inventions to innovation. Follows the SRI Breakthrough Innovation framework and provides a set of tools participants can use right away.

Center for Innovation Strategy and Policy

Does your area have the potential to become a hotbed of innovation but no clear vision for how to get there? Our experienced professionals in SRI’s Center for Innovation Strategy and Policy help you analyze your current situation and create effective:

  • Policy development that addresses your specific innovation challenges
  • Workshops for ministries that encourage and manage innovation with constituents and identify higher potential projects for funding
  • Workshops for public universities that encourage and manage innovation within

Our short, focused Ideation Workshops help you evaluate how our capabilities can meet your needs. Together, we’ll develop clear roadmaps to help you solve your most difficult challenges.

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