News and events

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.

Celebrating Sixteen Years of Innogen Research in Innovation and Development

29 January 2019

On the 28 February 2019 Innogen is hosting an event to celebrate the Institute's achievements to date and discuss the implementation challenges of the UK’s industrial strategy post-Brexit.

Dr Ann Bruce gives evidence to the Scottish Affairs Committee on the future of Scottish agriculture post-Brexit

28 January 2019

On the 28th January, Innogen member and senior lecturer on innovation in sustainable food systems at the University of Edinburgh, Ann Bruce, was part of a panel of agricultural experts that gave oral evidence to the Scottish Affairs Committee on how Scotland’s agricultural sector should be supported post-Brexit.

Innogen co-director Dr Niki Vermeulen receives two prestigious awards in 2018

29 November 2018

Dr Niki Vermeulen, Senior Lecturer in the History and Sociology of Science at the School of Social and Political Science, has been awarded the 2018 Outstanding Mentor Award by The University of Edinburgh Graduate School. This award recognises the quality of the support and guidance she has provided to her research students.

Participation in World Antibiotic Awareness Week

28 November 2018

Innogen researcher Vera Mugittu contributed to the Antimicrobial Resistance panel discussion at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, during World Antibiotic Awareness Week.

Innogen co-director identified as an outstanding Mover and Shaker in Biobusiness

2 November 2018

The contribution of Joyce Tait to healthcare innovation has been recognised in this year’s BioBeat report.

Innogen research contributes to UK plans for future governance of innovation

1 November 2018

As a member of the UK's Council for Science and Technology, Innogen Institute co-director Joyce Tait was a key contributor to its recent initiative to promote a regulatory landscape that is more proportionate and adaptive to the needs of emerging technologies.

OU's Professor Theo Papaioannou appointed Director of Innogen Institute

1 October 2018

Professor Theo Papaioannou is the new Director of the Innogen Institute, The Open University - University of Edinburgh centre for research on the social, political and economic implications of emerging technologies.