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The mission of IFIS will be to help embody ideas about innovation, knowledge and future across ASU and to develop them broadly throughout society, through an ambitious and integrated agenda for education, training, research, outreach, and engagement. IFIS comprises a set of inter-related research centers, each of which pursues different but mutually supportive aspects of this mission.

The formal educational activities of IFIS are carried out through the School for the Future of Innovation in Society.

The research and engagement activities of IF/IS are implemented via specific thematic centers organized under the Consortium for Science, Policy, and Outcomes.

IFIS integrates across all activities to foster synergies, leverage assets and ideas, and cultivate positive change in support of ASU’s broader mission of access, excellence and impact.