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 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 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. 

Innogen contributes to TIBA initiatives

27 June 2019

Geoff Banda, Innogen co-Director and TIBA Work Package leader, has been involved in delivering an intellectual property workshop in Johannesburg and the development of the ‘Research for Health and Innovation Strategy for Africa’.

Innogen welcomes Alan Raybould

23 August 2019

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