Our research addresses pressing global policy agendas in science, technology and innovation, whilst also contributing to a deeper theoretical understanding of how innovation is shaping today’s world.
Harvard Sussex ProgramThe Harvard Sussex Program is an inter-university collaboration for research, communication and training in support of informed public policy towards chemical and biological weapons. The Program links research groups at Harvard University in the United States and SPRU. It began formally in 1990, building on two decades of earlier collaboration between its co-directors.
The STEPS Centre
The STEPS Centre (Social, Technological and Environmental Pathways to Sustainability) is an interdisciplinary global research and policy engagement centre uniting development studies with science and technology studies. The work of STEPS covers agriculture and food; energy and climate change; health and disease and water and sanitation
Sussex Energy Group
The Sussex Energy Group’s research aims to identify ways of achieving the transition to sustainable, low carbon energy systems whilst addressing other important policy objectives such as energy security as well as engaging with policy-makers and practitioners. SEG is a core partner in the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and part of the UK Energy Research Centre
The Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand
The Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand (CIED) investigates the drivers and barriers to low energy innovations throughout the economy and the implications of these innovations for energy demand. CIED is one of six Research Centres on End Use Energy Demand funded by the RCUK Energy Programme.
Funded by the ESRC, the Nexus Network brings together researchers, policy makers, business leaders and civil society to develop collaborative projects and improve decision making on food, energy, water and the environment.