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

Sir John Kingman reflects on his time as UKRI Chair

30 July 2021

At an event hosted by UK’s national academies on the 14th July, Sir John Kingman gave a talk on his experience as Chair of UKRI. Some of his comments on the need to improve links with industry and to reshape regulation in R&D-based sectors in ways that promote innovation, resonated with Innogen members who have expressed similar concerns for years.

Innogen welcomes Alan Raybould

23 August 2019

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

Industry-wide standard supports companies to innovate responsibly

4 February 2021

Innogen Masters students trial the application of the British Standards Institution (BSI) Responsible Innovation Guide, PAS 440, in two early-stage biotechnology companies.

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.