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

Predicting COVID-19 vaccine success

8 October 2020

Innogen Associate, Dr Jack Scannell, has co-authored a policy paper for the Centre for Global Development that analyses the COVID-19 vaccine pipeline. This work aims to bring high-quality probabilistic models of the COVID-19 vaccine pipeline into the public domain, to help policy development as well as the management of technological and manufacturing risks.  

Creative states: Is state-led risk-taking the answer to post-Covid-19 recovery?

28 April 2021

Writing in the RSA Journal, Innogen Director, Theo Papaioannou, examines how the entrepreneurial state could work in practice.

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.

PAS 440 — Responsible Innovation in the spotlight

15 December 2020

In the latest episode of the BSI EDUCATION PODCAST, Joyce Tait, technical author of the standard PAS 440 explains how it was developed and its relevance for regulatory adaptation in the UK.

Professor Andrew Webster (1951-2021)

29 September 2021

We have learned with the greatest sadness of the passing of Andrew Webster, Professor in sociology at the University of York.