Emerging technologies & innovation systems

A disruptive or path-breaking innovation can deliver remarkable advances in healthcare, agriculture, energy, transport and financial services but innovators in these areas are also faced with great uncertainty around the nature of future business models and value chains. Innogen offers new insights and methodological approaches for foresighting future business models and value chains in the context of an innovation ecosystem that can either support or constrain the eventual market availability of the technology. Innogen’s expertise lies in understanding, assessing and supporting this innovation-led growth.

Projects

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.

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 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.

Innogen welcomes Alan Raybould

23 August 2019

Prof. Alan Raybould joins the University of Edinburgh as Chair of Innovation in the Life Sciences.

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.