A New Science of Progress

How can science make faster progress toward addressing big, broadly desirable goals like abundant affordable clean energy, eradicating poverty, and curing dementia? We advance research and intellectual exchange around the emerging field of Progress Studies, focused on new models for harnessing scientific inquiry to improve humanity.

The Structure of Scientific Progress

Florian Metzler's research examines how breakthrough technologies have evolved. His work -- along with a growing group of scholars -- deciphers patterns in how new technological and scientific domains have emerged from a contingent historical process.

Regional Innovation, Policy, and Prosperity

Building on a long legacy of regional studies research, the IPC continues to study how technologies and policies have made some regions more prosperous than others.