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Manchester Institute of Innovation Research

We are a world-leading centre of excellence in the study of science, technology and innovation policy and management.

Our research, teaching and engagement activities build on many years of expertise, based upon a guiding principle of excellence, both in terms of academic rigour and societal relevance.

To keep up to date on activities at the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research, please also visit our blog for news, views and comment from our members.

We focus on the following key themes:


Our research is disseminated through a range of scholarly and other outputs. Recent scholarly publications are listed on the profile pages of each member of the institute Search Here. The institute also publishes reports and a working paper series. 

For a list of our most recent publications, see our Publications page.

Study opportunities

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We are a leading destination for postgraduate studies and professional development in the areas of innovation studies, technology management, and science, technology and innovation policy, attracting  doctoral students, academic visitors and policy professionals from all over the world.

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MIOIR visiting researcher programme

The visiting researcher programme at the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research MIOIR is open to researchers who are employed in Universities and appropriate organisations who wish to spend a period of time in Manchester working at the Institute on their own research. Researchers are appointed an advisor for their stay of study. Further details >>