The Centre for Technology Policy Research (CTPR) operated from 2009 to 2013 as a co-operative of various organisations, researchers and companies interested in ensuring that technology is better understood and exploited across public, private and voluntary sector boundaries. It undertook privately commissioned research and published both private and public documents, informing the discourse on how to improve public sector use of technology in particular.
As with the pioneering Idealgovernment before it, by mid 2013 it was apparent that the co-operative had largely achieved its primary purpose – with its co-founders and directors*, and the wider network of associates and companies, moving on to other engagements. Its job, for the moment, is thus done … although we shall all continue to monitor progress on various fronts in case it needs to be de-mothballed …
For reference, we are maintaining here the site as it was, including those publications and newsletters that we are able to make public.
Many thanks to all of you who participated at the events, briefings, dinners, discussions and debates. All of which continue, in one form or another, through the network of co-operation that made it all possible in the first place.
* That’s us – Jerry Fishenden and Graham Harrop. Jerry can be found at VoeTek.com and elsewhere, and Graham on LinkedIn.