News and events

Can we have a serious look at Plan B?

22 November 2021

In this blog post, Professor Chris Warkup questions whether full association to Horizon Europe is the best way for the UK to participate in international science collaboration. Does the UK capture enough value from the investment?

Reasons to be cheerful, one, two, three.

8 November 2021

Professor Chris Warkup is optimistic about the UK Government's Innovation policy, read his blog post to find out why.

Salmon farming in Scotland: Scope for positive change

3 November 2021

Innogen researchers have prepared a policy brief with evidence-based recommendations for governments and other stakeholders to reduce the global warming potential and negative biodiversity impacts of fish farming in Scotland.

Seaweed in the city

31 October 2021

As part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science, Innogen is hosting a public engagement event in Edinburgh that will explore the many uses of seaweed, and its potential role in ameliorating climate change.

Professor Andrew Webster (1951-2021)

29 September 2021

We have learned with the greatest sadness of the passing of Andrew Webster, Professor in sociology at the University of York.

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.