The MPhil in Technology Policy is an intensive, 9-month masters programme designed for people with a background in science or engineering who are interested in developing the skills needed to meet the challenges of integrating technology, management, economics and policy.
The MPhil in Technology Policy Final Group Projects are the capstone of Cambridge MPhil in Technology Policy. The projects allow our students to apply and practise their skills in a real-world setting. Whilst our students gain valuable consultancy experience, clients benefit from an international team of bright, motivated and committed young professionals who bring their considerable skills and experience to bear on a real technology policy issue that provides tangible benefits to the client organisation.
What types of projects are possible?
Projects may cover any aspect of technology policy broadly defined, which includes public policy, corporate strategy and technology development. Organisations may be located in any commercial, industrial, public sector or not-for-profit sector, either in the UK or overseas. Projects can include complete strategic reviews, benchmarking and best practice analysis, diversification assessments, new market strategies and policy analyses.
Proposal deadline: Jan 2025 (exact date TBC)
Project takes place: mid-Mar-late May 2025
Students work with their host company in teams of 3 to 6 from mid-March to late May, with presentations to be held near the end of the project.
What do I do next?
Companies wishing to participate should:
The 2024/25 briefing notes and project terms will be available in October. In the meantime, you may wish to read the MPhil in Technology Final Group Project briefing notes for 2023/24.
Technology Policy Final Group Project partners
We have successfully worked in partnership with many local, national and international organisations, including:
What our MPhil in Technology Policy Project partners have had to say about us:
The team delivered a good overview of the trends in STEM education along with recommendations on how to create a more diverse and inclusive cohort of STEM students. In particular, their research on case studies provided useful insights around computational thinking.
I was incredibly impressed with how quickly the team developed a detailed understanding of a highly technical and complex area in drug research, and how they interacted with numerous stakeholders across our global sites to look at issues professionally and critically to prioritise solutions. Their recommendations balanced time, cost and impact, and incorporated important and insightful business concepts that we had not previously considered but will form the basis of our future plans.
I was highly impressed with the team’s ability to understand new technologies and translate from an idea into a tangible commercial opportunity. In a matter of weeks, they delivered a high-quality business development proposal that we are currently implementing.
I was impressed with the team’s ability to understand in a short space of time the varied and complicated landscape of financial services regulation and other key policy concerns. Their work was timely, and a strong combination of thorough research and practical policy recommendations, based on successful case studies in other jurisdictions.
The team used a broad range of scientific skills coupled with significant foreign language skills to develop well-informed and wide-ranging recommendations to policy-makers in a technically highly demanding field under challenging circumstances.