“With great power comes great responsibility,” a wise Spider Man once said. 
Our science and technology policy experts translate complexity, and explore converging and emerging technologies to maximize benefits and minimize risks. 
STIP focuses on understanding bottom-up, public innovation; top-down, policy innovation; and, on supporting responsible and equitable practices at the point where new technology and existing political, social, and cultural processes converge. 
Top-down, policy innovation.
  • The Serious Games Initiative uses games and other forms of interactive media to explore complex public policy challenges. STIP’s flagship program, Fiscal Ship, challenges players to put the federal budget on a sustainable course.
  • The Digital Futures Project explores how technology is changing foreign policy worldwide, including how states prevent and respond to cyber threats and how non-state actors advance.
  • STIP participates in BILAT 4.0, a consortium helping policymakers, funders, and researchers expand science and technology innovation cooperation between the US and the EU. 
  • STIP is also part of the SYNENERGENE consortium, a large international project funded by the European Commission to promote responsible research and innovation in cutting-edge genomics and synthetic biology.
Bottom-up, public innovation.
  • The Citizen Health Innovators (CHI) project explores the role of DIY-Health and citizen empowerment in global health innovation. The ultimate vision of CHI is to nurture an open and distribute health innovation ecosystem that empowers citizens through tailored interventions and in collaboration with existing regulatory institutions.
  • In cooperation with the Wilson Center’s China Environment Forum (CEF), STIP supports Environmental Citizen Science Capacity Building in China by spreading awareness and cultivating resources and methods for conducting environmental monitoring to avoid reliance on outside organizations.  
Supporting responsible and equitible practices. 
  • The Congressional Cybersecurity Lab seeks to close the knowledge gap between cybersecurity’s prominence on the legislative agenda and lawmaker fluency, by providing a dedicated educational program for Capitol Hill.
  • The CTRL Forward Project explores the ethical, legal, social, and policy implications of new and emerging technologies such as genomics technologies for personal and global health, and artificial intelligence, through a series of whitepapers and a blog

Contact us:

Jacob Rosen, Program Assistant

Science and Technology Innovation Program
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20004-3027
Email: Jacob.Rosen@wilsoncenter.org
Tel: 202-691-4282