The Centre for Technology, Innovation and Economic Research (CTIER) is an independent think tank incorporated in December 2015, with some of India’s leading experts in the field of innovation and technology policy on the Centre’s Board and Research Advisory Council. The Centre is working to raise the level of debate and awareness amongst policy makers, industry and students about the essential role of technical capability in economic development, and how it is best fostered. The Centre aims to inform policy making on the back of high quality empirical economic research, as well as impact higher education in India. The Centre is committed to improving the quality of India’s R&D and innovation data, assessing the impact of policy measures introduced to promote R&D and identify ways to create systemic change in India’s R&D and innovation system. .