Technology in and for Society: Innovating well for inclusive transitions

Panel 1. Building Inclusivity Upstream: Engaging Diverse Actors in the Development of Emerging Technology

Dec 6, 2021 | 1:20 PM - 2:35 PM


Inclusivity in science and technology is an important design principle for innovating well. Inclusivity is often framed in terms of access to knowledge and equitable enjoyment of technological benefits. This panel, however, framed inclusivity in terms of access to the processes of technology development, where enriching diversity of participants is linked to the creation of more socially relevant science and technology. ● What are tools and mechanisms for involving more diverse actors “upstream” in the development of emerging technology? ● How can involving new actors – such as knowledge-producers, entrepreneurs, co-creators, co-owners, and research participants etc. -- present pathways towards more just and inclusive transitions?



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