Inclusiveness, engagement & values

Technological innovation has the potential to address the challenge of inequality and promote the ideals of justice and sustainable development in the 21st century. The creation of new products and processes needs to be responsible, foster inclusion in production and consumption, engage the excluded and create long-term and more equitable benefits for all. Likewise, all stakeholders need to commit to responsible participation in the engagement process. Innogen’s integrated analytical approach focuses on inclusiveness, engagement and the values embedded in innovative technologies, to evaluate research and innovation strategies, taking into consideration public and stakeholder perspectives and socio-economic conditions. These criteria ground technological innovations in the broader social, economic and market environment.

Projects

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.

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.

Innovation for Development in a new societal era

6 June 2019

Theo Papaioannou discussed inclusive innovation for development at the opening of II Edition of the  International Development Summer Course organised by Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, the Portuguese Platform of Non-Governmental Development Organizations (NGDO) and the Centre for African, Asian and Latin American Studies of ISEG - Lisbon School of Economics and Management, Lisbon University (CEsA/ISEG), 28th -31st May 2019.