The rise of new powers in Asia and other parts of the developing world is challenging the established global order and ushering in new ways of thinking about development.
New technologies in health, agriculture and energy have the potential to transform the lives of the poor and improve the global environment.
Information technologies are increasing access to knowledge about economic and political processes and allowing people to challenge and change dominant ways of thinking about development.
DPP research focuses exclusively on these key drivers of change that are shifting the way we think about development.
How we work
We have a strong and distinctive research culture which is:
The Innogen Institute is renowned for world-leading research with global impact on the social and economic aspects of the life sciences and emerging technologies. In areas such as food and energy security, global health and development and innovation systems, Innogen offers in-depth rigorous research and impartial, evidence based advice to public and private stakeholders.
Innogen focuses on innovation arising from life science research and technological development, how research and technologies are regulated and governed, and how technological and social innovation interact.
As a dynamic collaboration between the University of Edinburgh and the Open University, Innogen produces high quality research outputs used in decision making, on-going debates and academic agendas on life science issues. Innogen is engaged in projects with over 40 institutions across 30 countries, and its research has influenced decision makers in industry, government and public bodies in the UK, EU and internationally.
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