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

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.

Synbio in the UK – A decade of developments

19 September 2019

The Synthetic Biology Leadership Council (SBLC) has published an overview of UK synbio activities in the last decade.

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 welcomes Alan Raybould

23 August 2019

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

Innogen retreat 2019

10 October 2019

This year's annual meeting took place 3-4 October in Edinburgh and it brought together researchers from the Open University and the University of Edinburgh as well as colleagues from the Open University Scotland.