A globally recognized centre for innovation research.


THECIS provides independent research services into innovation systems and acts as a catalyst for public and private sector clients to make better decisions about innovation.

Core Functions

  • Creating new knowledge and building insights into how the innovation systems functions and policies that can improve it.
  • Providing opportunities for exchange of ideas through events.
  • Dissemination of information through Newsletters, events and other informal education activities, particularly for graduate students.

Values and Beliefs

At THECIS, we are dedicated to the following


  • Innovation is important in all sectors of the economy, not just in high technology
  • Innovation is fundamentally a social process often, but not always, with a technological component.
  • Innovation is a subject of both study and practice.


  • Integrity
  • Independence
  • Quality