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

The role of social sciences in innovation

18 November 2019

As part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science, the Innogen Institute brought together social science researchers and scientists from the Roslin Institute and the Centre for Synthetic and Systems Biology (SynthSys) at the University of Edinburgh for a free public event exploring the opportunities arising from the latest genetic technologies and the regulatory issues they are facing.

Ground-breaking carbon recycling project set to transform food production systems

20 July 2020

Innogen researchers are part of the Innovate-UK funded project REACT-FIRST, which brings together ten industry and academic partners to develop a scalable route to generate animal feed from captured carbon dioxide.

Innogen researchers to deliver new Masters programme in Global Development at the OU

12 March 2020

The Open University has unveiled its new postgraduate Development programme, successor to the popular and influential MSc in Development Management.

New dataset to study the history of genomics

25 June 2020

The team working on the ERC-funded project Medical Translation in the History of Modern Genomics (TRANSGENE), which comprises various Innogen members, have published a freely available online dataset that enables users to identify overlooked individuals, institutions and connections in the history of genomic science.

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.