Innogen researchers study innovation in the life sciences and address the social impact of innovation on global health, agri-food, the environment and the economy.
Based at the University of Edinburgh and the Open University, Innogen works collaboratively with industry, scientists, policy makers and the public – in a global context.
Funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Innogen is the Centre for Social and Economic Research on Innovation in Genomics. It was formed in 2002 and is part of the ESRC Genomics Network studying the evolution of genomics and life sciences and their far-reaching social and economic implications. Innogen's research aims to provide a sound base for decision-making in science, industry, policy and public arenas related to the life sciences.
At the University of Edinburgh, Innogen is part of the subject group Science, Technology and Innovation Studies (STIS) and administered by the School of Social and Political Science – one of Europe’s leading centres for social science research. At the Open University, Innogen is based in the Development Policy and Practice Department (DPP) and is a member of the esteemed research institute Innovation, Knowledge and Development Centre (IKD).
This intercollegiate arrangement brings together a highly interdisciplinary group of social scientists, economists and lawyers and creates new possibilities for research, teaching and knowledge exchange.
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