News and events

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.

Joyce Tait delivers keynote presentation at Bloomsbury SET conference

18 March 2021

Innogen co-director Joyce Tait gave a keynote presentation at the virtual Bloomsbury SET conference focused on infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance. Her talk in the first session of the conference: “Interdisciplinary knowledge exchange to tackle global health challenges” highlighted some of the Innogen’s work on regulatory adaptation to support the development of new antimicrobial drugs and rapid diagnostics.

Industry-wide standard supports companies to innovate responsibly

4 February 2021

Innogen Masters students trial the application of the British Standards Institution (BSI) Responsible Innovation Guide, PAS 440, in two early-stage biotechnology companies.

Innogen researchers speak out about the value and fair diffusion of COVID-19 vaccines

21 January 2021

Innogen researchers have been featured in national and international media outlets addressing some of the questions that the vaccine roll-out has raised.

PAS 440 — Responsible Innovation in the spotlight

15 December 2020

In the latest episode of the BSI EDUCATION PODCAST, Joyce Tait, technical author of the standard PAS 440 explains how it was developed and its relevance for regulatory adaptation in the UK.

In Conversation event: Are innovation policies ever value neutral?

16 November 2020

Smita Srinivas & Theo Papaioannou in conversation with David Wield discuss innovation as a political process of development in the context of COVID-19.