News and events

Promoting Responsible Innovation

22 May 2020

One of the highlights of this year’s BSI’s Standards e-conference was the launch of a publicly available specification on Responsible Innovation (PAS 440), written by Innogen’s co-director, Joyce Tait.

Meet our Researchers: Dr Fredrick Ajwang

11 May 2020

We speak with Dr Fredrick Ajwang a Postdoctoral Researcher at University College Dublin’s School of Politics and International Relations (SPIRe). Fredrick carried out his PhD studies at the Open University under the supervision of David Wield, Julius Mugwagwa and Charlotte Cross. His thesis explored the governance and regulatory challenges faced by smallholder farmers in Kenya’s fresh and vegetables export value chain and ways to ensure that they remain in the value chain. Now, he is exploring innovative ways to mitigate violence in ethnically divided societies and promote development.

Meet our Researchers: Prof. Smita Srinivas

21 April 2020

We speak with Prof. Smita Srinivas, Professorial Research Fellow, at The Open University (UK) Founder Director of the Technological Change Lab (TCLab) and Visiting Professor at the National Centre for Biological Sciences (India). Her work focusses on economics and public policy. In 2015 she received the EAEPE (European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy) Myrdal Prize for her book on the health industry "Market Menagerie". We discuss her latest paper: Economics and Public Health: a case for interdisciplinary cohesion in the time of Coronavirus and the relevance of her work to the current Covid-19 pandemic.

Innogen Research on Covid-19

27 March 2020

Recent publications by Innogen members draw attention to lessons learnt from previous outbreaks of infectious disease, and to the importance of ‘local health’ and the law in global health emergencies.

Engineering and Development

19 March 2020

Innogen researchers, Peter Robbins and David Wield have edited a Special Issue of the Journal of International Development entitled ‘The global and the local in engineering and international development’

Innogen researchers to deliver new Masters programme in Global Development at the OU

12 March 2020

The Open University has unveiled its new postgraduate Development programme, successor to the popular and influential MSc in Development Management.

Meet our Researchers: Dr Katie Adam

20 February 2020

We speak with Dr Katie Adam, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow working on interdisciplinary animal health projects. She trained as a veterinary surgeon at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh and holds a master’s degree in Aquatic Medicine from the Norwegian School of Veterinary Science. Before joining Innogen, she worked in clinical veterinary practice and as a field epidemiologist, researching endemic animal diseases. 

Biosciences Big Ideas Pipeline

23 January 2020

The Innogen institute has submitted a Big Idea in response to the UKRI-BBSRC call for ambitious and exciting ideas that could transform research and innovation in the UK.

Supporting Africa’s innovation strategy

12 December 2019

In November, Geoff Banda, Innogen Deputy Director, attended the launch of The Health Research and Innovation Strategy for Africa 2018-2030, developed by the African Union Development Agency (AUDA)-NEPAD, and spoke at the 2nd Vaccine Manufacturing Forum.

Innogen Director joins the Innovation Caucus

6 December 2019

Theo Papaioannou, Director of Innogen & Professor of Politics, Innovation and Development at The Open University, has been appointed member of the Innovation Caucus.