University of Edinburgh Innogen

The ESRC Centre for Social and Economic Research on Innovation in Genomics, (INNOGEN) was set up to study the social and economic implications of genomics.

The university of Innogen

We study interactions among scientists, industry and private interest groups; policy makers and regulators; citizens and public interest groups, in genomics related areas of innovation and the implications of these interactions for the evolution of the knowledge base, the structure and dynamics of the industry sectors involved (pharmaceuticals, health care, food and agro-biotechnology), the evolution of policy at UK, EU and global levels and the development of processes of citizen and stakeholder engagement in innovation processes.

Key research themes include: Science, Innovation and Knowledge Management and Risk, Governance and Regulation. Social scientists, economists and lawyers at the Centre work closely with a range of stakeholders, including scientists, commercial sectors, policy makers and public groups, to advise on research projects, disseminate research findings and discuss their implications.


ESRC Innogen Centre
Institute for the Study of Science

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