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Science, inclusivity, indigenous economic growth

Katharina Ruckstuhl & Madeline Judge

Science-based open innovation and inclusivity in Aotearoa New Zealand. What works in mission-led programmes


The Science for Technological Innovation (SfTI) National Science Challenge has been in place since 2015. Its mission is to enhance the capacity of New Zealand to use physical sciences and engineering for economic growth and prosperity. An important part of SfTI is a longitudinal project – Building New Zealand’s Innovation Capacity (BNZIC). BNZIC looks not just at what the RSI system does, but how it is done. This matters because the ‘how’ of science contributes to its success, and therefore strengthens the RSI system in turn strengthening the economy and well-being of people and environment.

In this presentation, the Māori co-lead of BNZIC, Katharina Ruckstuhl, and Research Fellow, Maddie Judge, will explain how a focus on inclusivity – of women, early career researchers, industry, and Indigenous Māori – has been a key feature of SfTI’s approach. The presentation will assess what has worked and how we did this.

Date of event: Thursday, January 25, 2024

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New approaches and methodologies for measuring impact of innovation policy

Claudia De Fuentes, Fernando Santiago & Fernando Canto

New approaches for impact assessment on inclusive innovation practices


Fernando Santiago, Fernando Cantu and Claudia De Fuentes will share their insights on new approaches and challenges for the development of performance indicators, and measuring impact of industrial and innovation policies. They will elaborate from their experience related to industrial and innovation policies from a Macro perspective. The discussion will address some new initiatives for the definition of indicators to address the SDGs, with emphasis on impact assessment approaches to inclusive innovation and sustainable development.

Date: Friday, February 9th, 2024
Time: 12:00 - 13:30 (EST)
Location: Virtual

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Presented by Dr. Sandra Schillo

Inclusion as a research paradigm

How research and collaborative initiatives focusing on inclusive education and innovation, including among Indigenous peoples, are informing practice.

Date: June 3, 2022

Environmental Studies Assocication of Canada

Transitions towards Inclusive Innovation – People, Planet AND Profit?

This session aimed to spark an interdisciplinary conversation on innovation paths towards global impact and system transformations.

Date: May 18, 2022

Ottawa Science Policy Network

OSPN Science Policy 101

Panel on EDI in Research and Policy

Panelists included: Sandra Schillo, Nathalie Podeszfinski, Steffany Bennett, Coen Sanchez, Jason Millar, Olga Pena

Date: May 12, 2022

Policies, Processes, and Practices for Performance of Innovation Ecosystems

4POINT0 2022 International Conference

Discussant for 4 papers on the topic of: Sustainable/Inclusive/Responsible
Innovation Ecosystems

Date: May 9-11, 2022

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