The Technology Policy and Assessment Center
The Technology Policy and Assessment Center, formed at the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1981, develops analytic tools for innovation strategy and management. It specializes in innovation studies and models, evaluation of research and development, science and technology indicators, and technology foresight, forecasting, and assessment. The Center is located in the School of Public Policy and is affiliated with the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering. The Director is Susan Cozzens, of the School of Public Policy and the Co-Directors are Alan Porter and J. David Roessner.
TPAC serves a wide range of clients from local to international.
Susan Cozzens, a sociologist, has focused over the last few years on the connections between science and technology policies and inequalities. She has published on the connections between innovation policies and wage inequality, as well as on innovation policies to address the needs of the poor.
Susan will provide leadership in all activities under Work Package 4, from coordination and preparing publications to case studies and field work. She will be assisted by a doctoral student who will perform a major portion of the literature review and case study work for cases in the U.S. and Latin America.
She will work with a group developing the forms of inequality framework in Work Package 0.
She will also co-lead Work Package 1, again leading in a broad contribution across the tasks, making a particular input to the work on global policies.