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

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.

Putting scientific knowledge to use

28 November 2019

Chris Warkup, Visiting Professor at Innogen, chaired a session at the Royal Society conference in London on ‘Transforming UK translation’.

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: Dr Fredrick Ajwang

11 May 2020

We speak with Dr Fredrick Ajwang a Postdoctoral Researcher at University College Dublin’s School of Politics and International Relations (SPIRe). Fredrick carried out his PhD studies at the Open University under the supervision of David Wield, Julius Mugwagwa and Charlotte Cross. His thesis explored the governance and regulatory challenges faced by smallholder farmers in Kenya’s fresh and vegetables export value chain and ways to ensure that they remain in the value chain. Now, he is exploring innovative ways to mitigate violence in ethnically divided societies and promote development.

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.