News and events

Sustainable aquaculture: Enabling innovation and implementation

4 August 2022

On the 20th of June representatives from the aquaculture sector, academia, environmental and governmental organisations took part in a virtual round table discussion co-hosted by SAIC and Innogen on how best to implement innovations that will improve the sustainability of aquaculture.

Innogen annual meeting 2022

13 June 2022

Innogen researchers and PhD students at The Open University and The University of Edinburgh gathered at High School Yards Teaching Centre in Edinburgh on the 26-27th May to present their work and share future plans.

Prof Joyce Tait calls on the Scottish Government to reconsider its opposition to gene-edited crops

31 May 2022

Speaking to reporter Max Stephens from The Daily Telegraph, Innogen’s Founding Director, said that rejecting the legislation currently under consideration in England that will allow gene-edited products to be grown and sold, will mean Scotland will lose out.

Meet our visiting researcher: Dr Joe Sallmen

21 April 2022

Dr Joe Sallmen recently joined Innogen on secondment from The John Innes Centre in Norwich, where he is a postdoctoral researcher.

In Conversation event: Innovation policy in the UK post-Brexit

24 March 2022

On the 17th March, Innogen Director, Theo Papaioannou, chaired a discussion with Chris Warkup, Visiting Professor, The Open University, and Graeme Reid, Professor of Science and Research Policy, UCL, on the UK’s innovation policy.

In Conversation event: Unlocking genetic technologies for agriculture

10 March 2022

On the 23rd of February, Peter Kearns, Special Advisor to Re-Imagine Europa, Joyce Tait, and Alan Raybould discussed the current regulation of genetic technologies for agriculture in the UK, Europe and the rest of the world.

Innogen is 20!

1 March 2022

As Innogen celebrates its 20th anniversary, its members reflect on the past and future impacts of the long-standing collaboration between the University of Edinburgh and The Open University on academia and real-world policy.

Launching a series of ‘In Conversation’ events

7 February 2022

Over the coming months, Innogen researchers will be hosting and participating in ‘In Conversation’ events in which they will discuss some of their latest research and policy work.

Making Science Relevant to Policy and Decision-making

21 January 2022

Innogen researchers are delivering a new postgraduate course at the University of Edinburgh on policy-led science for decision-making.

Call for abstracts: European Forum for Studies of Policies for Research and Innovation 2022 conference

14 January 2022

This year’s Eu-SPRI 2022 conference “Challenging Science and Innovation Policy” will take place 1-3 June in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Innogen Director Theo Papaioannou and Lukas Fuchs at Eindhoven University of Technology are organising a special session on the ethics and politics of science, technology & innovation policy. Abstracts for this session should be submitted by the 15th February.