New Narratives for Innovation

October 16, 2014

Pgm2014 2020: Yes


Can we improve the way we foresee our technological future? Can we re-think the definition and role of innovation? Can we produce more democratic and sustainable imaginations of the technological trajectories we want to pursue?
The workshop is an attempt to establish a dialogue with interested EC actors within research and innovation policy in order to test new narratives in the innovation policy discourse.
It will highlight the contradictions of the existing innovation-for-growth narrative and link these contradictions to a set of prevailing ideologies.
It will also discuss the state-of-the-art methods that can be used to expand this understanding by studying the processes through which linkages are created and maintained, and their functions in the biophysical process of reproduction of socio-economic systems.