'Responsible innovation and the role of universities' was a Nesta and UCL event that brought together the research community from academia, NGOs and businesses in order to discuss how research culture and practice needs to change in order to better align research and innovation with social needs and the grand challenges society faces.
Universities are ideal places to explore and build new approaches to responsible innovation through the people they train, the research they do and their connections with companies, policymakers and the public.
Their role was investigated in a series of talks and interactive workshops.
This was the final event in a series on ‘Responsible innovation’. The aim of this series was to explore better ways of governing the products, processes and purposes (the what, the how and the why) of innovation.
Registration opened at 10am with the event starting promptly at 10.30am. The event was followed by networking until 4pm.