New science, technology, and innovation have the potential to address the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Some technologies and innovations, however, may trigger controversy with respect to the externalities they may generate or the risks they pose. In this context, governance is key to harnessing the potential of science, technology, and innovation for societal welfare.
To address this issue, the UNU Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT) will organise an event series to initiate dialogue between students, researchers, and other community stakeholders of the local innovation ecosystem. Academics, entrepreneurs, and intrapreneurs will explain the science and technology that make up their innovation, as well as the parameters and dynamics of the system that promotes or obstructs their progress. They will also present any puzzles that may be worth studying by the academic community. The focus will be on technologies and innovations that contribute to inclusive economic development, whether they empower marginalised groups or preserve the environment.
For more information, or to register, see the event announcement on the UNU-MERIT website.