Global health & development

Debate around health systems often focuses on lives saved by new or improved medicines and fails to consider the long-term development of scientific research capacity in low and middle income countries, and how this affects the health of a country’s population and its economic growth. A recognition that health, education and industrial policy are interlinked is at the core of Innogen’s approach.

Projects

Book Launch: Sustainable Futures by Raphael Kaplinsky

17 June 2021

Innogen and the International Development & Innovation research network based in Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at The Open University are hosting the online launch of Prof. Raphael Kaplinsky’s new book: Sustainable Futures: An Agenda for Action.

Innogen event to explore the role of social sciences in innovation

22 August 2019

On the 6th November 2019, as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science, the Innogen Institute is teaming up with the Roslin Institute and Centre for Synthetic and Systems Biology (SynthSys) to host a panel discussion on the regulation of emerging genetic technologies.

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) Joan Robinson 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.

Innogen researchers speak out about the value and fair diffusion of COVID-19 vaccines

21 January 2021

Innogen researchers have been featured in national and international media outlets addressing some of the questions that the vaccine roll-out has raised.

Supporting Africa’s innovation strategy

12 December 2019

In November, Geoff Banda, Innogen Deputy Director, attended the launch of The Health Research and Innovation Strategy for Africa 2018-2030, developed by the African Union Development Agency (AUDA)-NEPAD, and spoke at the 2nd Vaccine Manufacturing Forum.