A farewell as SPRU Director – Professor Schot’s leaving lecture

As 2018 draws to a close, so does Professor Johan Schot’s five-year tenure as Director at the Science Policy Research…

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Crafting Stories Of Technology And Progress: Five Considerations

The blog for June was originally published by Professor Schot for the Society of the History of Technology and the…

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Innovation and Transformation in China

Following Professor Schot’s Beijing visit for an exploratory workshop, on behalf of the Transformative Innovation Policy Consortium, to look at transformative…

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Research and Innovation in a Time of Change

This month’s blog post takes the form of an interview with Professor Schot conducted by the Norwegian publication, Forskningspolitikk. The interviewer…

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A Post-plastic Age by Stealth?

In the 1950s plastics were the future. They still are. The 9 million tons produced since the first plastics revolution…

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Striking a balance between ‘doing all’ and ‘prohibiting all’ in geoengineering research and governance

Guest blog by Judith Kreuter, Political Science Institute at the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany   “The governance of emerging technology…

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Innovation Policy for the Future

Guest Blog from the Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research & Education following Professor Schot’s keynote ‘Research & Policy Agenda…

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How the Car Became King in USA

Daily mobility in America is, for the majority, all about the car. Car culture is the culture. Society in the…

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What role for local actors in system change? Fighting climate change in the UK 

Guest Blog, Originally published by Oxfam Blogs, November 29, 2016 Ruth Mayne, Oxfam’s senior researcher on the effectiveness of influencing,…

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