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

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.

Innogen welcomes Alan Raybould

23 August 2019

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

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.

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.

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.