The Government, Policy and Technology (GPT) vertical of the Public Policy House focuses on the intertwined relationship between technology and government. Technology is a key enabler of the collective agency of government, society and citizens at large. Governments are, therefore, constantly seeking to explore and determine how new technologies can be designed and developed to be deployed in a way that enhances public services, quality of life and living standards.

To assist governments locally and internationally in understanding the potential opportunities and repercussions that may arise from emergent technologies, the GPT runs a range of engagement activities with potential key users of new technologies. Such activities, include foresight seminars, design-fiction workshops, scenarios, simulations, living labs, ethnographic research, sociological analysis, and impact analysis.

The results of these activities are shared via different media, including case studies, research papers, policy briefs, podcasts, video-recordings, panel discussions, and thought-leadership all made available over social media.

Government, Policy and Technology

Leader of the pillar

Michele Cincera
Professor of Economics

Existing EU state aid rules on RDI support are overly restrictive and do not take sufficient account of the nature of RDI activities.

Co-leader of the pillar

Sami Mahroum
Professor of Management Practice

Governments channel their investments in R&D and technology through public institutions managed by civil servants; to succeed civil servants require a deep understanding of the journey from lab to market.

Updated on January 27, 2023