News and events

Innogen retreat 2019

10 October 2019

This year's annual meeting took place 3-4 October in Edinburgh and it brought together researchers from the Open University and the University of Edinburgh as well as colleagues from the Open University Scotland. 

Synbio in the UK – A decade of developments

19 September 2019

The Synthetic Biology Leadership Council (SBLC) has published an overview of UK synbio activities in the last decade.

Innogen welcomes Alan Raybould

23 August 2019

Prof. Alan Raybould joins the University of Edinburgh as Chair of Innovation in the Life Sciences.

Innogen event to explore the role of social sciences in innovation

22 August 2019

On the 6th November 2019, as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science, the Innogen Institute is teaming up with the Roslin Institute and Centre for Synthetic and Systems Biology (SynthSys) to host a panel discussion on the regulation of emerging genetic technologies.

Chris Warkup appointed Visiting Professor at Innogen

1 August 2019

Chris Warkup, one of the UK’s leading knowledge exchange practitioners, will be joining the Innogen Institute at The Open University until 2022.

Innogen contributes to TIBA initiatives

27 June 2019

Geoff Banda, Innogen co-Director and TIBA Work Package leader, has been involved in delivering an intellectual property workshop in Johannesburg and the development of the ‘Research for Health and Innovation Strategy for Africa’.

Innovation for Development in a new societal era

6 June 2019

Theo Papaioannou discussed inclusive innovation for development at the opening of II Edition of the  International Development Summer Course organised by Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, the Portuguese Platform of Non-Governmental Development Organizations (NGDO) and the Centre for African, Asian and Latin American Studies of ISEG - Lisbon School of Economics and Management, Lisbon University (CEsA/ISEG), 28th -31st May 2019.

The idea of justice in innovation and development

9 May 2019

Theo Papaionnou, Innogen Director and Professor of Politics, Innovation and Development, will deliver his inaugural lecture exploring the idea of justice in innovation on the 4th June in the Berrill Lecture Theatre, Walton Hall, The Open University, Milton Keynes. Register to attend in person or watch online here.

Innogen looks back on impact and forward to post-Brexit strategy

7 March 2019

The Innogen Institute celebrated its 16th anniversary with a conference at The Open University on 28 February, entitled Looking Backward and Forward. The event, now available to watch on the OU's Stadium platform.

Education and Social Justice

28 February 2019

Susan Stewart, Director of OU Scotland, marks the World Day of Social Justice with a piece in The Scotsman highlighting the role of education in achieving social ­justice.