Policy & governance of innovative technologies

Regulations, standards and guidelines to ensure safety, quality and efficacy are an integral part of the development of technological advances, particularly in life sciences. Innogen’s research on the governance systems we adopt for innovative technologies, how such choices are made and their impact on future innovation trajectories, the fate of future sectors of the economy, and the competitive advantage of nations, is internationally unique.

Projects

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 welcomes Alan Raybould

23 August 2019

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

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 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’.

Synbio in the UK – A decade of developments

19 September 2019

The Synthetic Biology Leadership Council (SBLC) has published an overview of UK synbio activities in the last decade.