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Symposium ’09: What happened

This is the first of a series of posts which put forward summaries of the sessions at the STEPS annual symposium 2009, especially the implications of these discussions for the shape and content of the new manifesto and for the wider project of which it forms a part. (You can also download the full Symposium Report here.)

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STEPS Centre Symposium 2009

We live in a time of transformations. The collapse of the Washington “consensus”, the financial crisis, the rise of China and other emerging economies and, of course, the threat of global climate change call for a rethinking of existing institutions, structures and paradigms.

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Padmashree Gehl Sampath on knowledge through IP

16 June 2009 – Dr Padmashree Gehl Sampath of the United Nations University gave a seminar entitled ‘Promoting Knowledge Generation through Intellectual property in Late Development’

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Joanna Chataway on below the radar innovation

5 March 2009 – Joanna Chataway, Co-Director of the ESRC Innogen Research Centre, Development Policy and Practice, Open University gave a seminar entitled ‘Below the Radar’: A user and market driven account of disruptive (and constructive) innovation for low income users.

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John Harris asks what science is for?

25 February 2009 – Professor John Harris, Director of the Institute for Science, Ethics and Innovation (iSEI), The University of Manchester, gave a STEPS Manifesto Seminar on What is Science For?

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Arie Rip on knowledge, research and innovation systems

19 February 2009 – Arie Rip, Professor of Philosophy of Science and Technology in the School of Management and Governance of the University of Twente, gave a Manifesto seminar entitled, Putting the K  back in:  Knowledge, Research and Innovation Systems

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