Biotechnology Policy Group
Centre for the Analysis of Supply Chain Innovation and Dynamics
Co-operatives Research Unit
Complexity Science Research Centre
Design Innovation Group
Development Policy and Practice Research Group
Energy and Environment Research Unit
Integrated Waste Systems
With the restructuring of research groups within the Open University, many of the research collaboration functions have been taken over by the new interdisciplinary research centre IKD; Innovation Knowledge and Development
IKD organises and conducts research in three main streams: innovation, knowledge and development. These streams are connected through various cross-cutting themes, including: sustainability; regulation and market behaviour; entrepreneurship and industry dynamics; economic regeneration; partnership and development.
IKD integrates researchers from six OU research groups from the Faculties of Social Sciences, Technology and the OU Business School (OUBS).
The main remaining function of CTS relates to its training functions for research students
CTS runs the first year postgraduate training U500 workshops and has been awarded ESRC recognition under the subject area of Science Technology and Innovation Studies. This makes CTS member groups eligible to receive ESRC studentships.