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.
Innogen was established in 2002 as the ESRC Centre for Social and Economic Research on Innovation in Genomics, as a collaboration between the University of Edinburgh and the Open University and as part of the ESRC Genomics Network. Since then Innogen has become an internationally renowned research centre. Among other things, it has enabled social scientists and the ESRC to take a leading role in policy, public and innovation related debates on the social aspects of the life sciences.
Building on the success of the ESRC Innogen Centre, in 2014 the two host universities supported the establishment of the Innogen Institute (Institute for Innovation Generation) with the mission to develop new methods and approaches to match the evolving opportunities arising from emerging scientific discoveries and innovative technologies.
This event will bring together a community of colleagues from academia, policy and practice.