News and events

Restructuring the regulation of genetic technologies in the UK

13 September 2021

As a member of the Regulatory Horizons Council, Joyce Tait led the development of a report to the UK Government proposing how innovative genetic technologies for use in agriculture and food production should be regulated post-Brexit.

Better politics for biotechnological innovations

9 September 2021

In a Commentary piece published in Transgenic Research, Alan Raybould, Innogen member and Chair in Innovation in the Life Sciences at the University of Edinburgh, argues that political leaders need to make a stronger case for green biotechnology in achieving food security and other sustainable development goals.

Optimising the sustainability of fish farming in Scotland

2 September 2021

Innogen researchers have published a report that examines how innovations in fish farming can contribute to meet multiple government policies and objectives, including Net Zero, a circular economy, zero waste, marine and land biodiversity targets and UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Sir John Kingman reflects on his time as UKRI Chair

30 July 2021

At an event hosted by UK’s national academies on the 14th July, Sir John Kingman gave a talk on his experience as Chair of UKRI. Some of his comments on the need to improve links with industry and to reshape regulation in R&D-based sectors in ways that promote innovation, resonated with Innogen members who have expressed similar concerns for years.

Remembering the leading international-development scholar, Calestous Juma

13 July 2021

The Royal Society has published a memoir of Calestous Juma (1953-2017) written by Innogen Associate Professor Norman Clark.

Book Launch: Sustainable Futures by Raphael Kaplinsky

17 June 2021

Innogen and the International Development & Innovation research network based in Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at The Open University are hosting the online launch of Prof. Raphael Kaplinsky’s new book: Sustainable Futures: An Agenda for Action.

Meet Innogen Associates: Prof. Iain Gillespie

10 June 2021

We speak with Innogen associate Prof. Iain Gillespie about his recent appointment as Principal and Vice-Chancellor at the University of Dundee. He tells us about some of challenges facing research in the higher education sector and his plans to deliver impactful innovation that changes things for the better.

Innogen Annual Meeting

3 June 2021

On the 24th May over 30 Innogen members from the Open University and the University of Edinburgh participated in the Institute’s virtual meeting. Following the keynote presentation by Prof. Smita Srinivas on ‘The What, When, How of Policy for Technological Capabilities’, various PIs and PhD students gave short presentations on their work and future plans. Over the course of the day, they were able to exchange ideas and identify new opportunities for collaboration and funding.

Creative states: Is state-led risk-taking the answer to post-Covid-19 recovery?

28 April 2021

Writing in the RSA Journal, Innogen Director, Theo Papaioannou, examines how the entrepreneurial state could work in practice.

Local manufacturing for health in Africa

22 April 2021

Geoffrey Banda, Dinar Kale, Maureen Mackintosh, and Innogen Associate Julius Mugwagwa have authored a report from a webinar in which invited stakeholders from the  African and Indian pharmaceutical sectors as well as academia reflected on the immediate experience of manufacturing for health under Covid-19 conditions on the African continent.