Prof. Theo Papaioannou has recently given two presentations on the politics of innovation. In June, he attended the 28th Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) Annual Conference hosted by University of California, Berkeley, USA (June 24-26 2016). The conference, which focused on ‘Moral Economies, Economic Moralities’, was attended by scholars from all over the world. Theo’s paper was entitled Industry Associations and the Politics of Making Medicines in South Africa, and was presented at an international panel on ‘Globalization and Socio-Economic Development’.
Then in July, Theo delivered a keynote speech, Enabling Inclusion through Innovation, at a conference event jointly organised by Doing Social and the Cambridge Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge. The conference focused on Disrupting Social Innovation: Pursuing Inclusive Innovation through Universities, and was attended by academics and practitioners in this area. Theo also participated in a panel with colleagues from Social Enterprise UK, Social Investment Business and UnLtd, addressing the question of how best to focus research and action on innovation directed to social justice.