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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.
Katharina Ruckstuhl is an Associate Professor and Associate Dean Māori at the Otago Business School, University of Otago, Dunedin, Aotearoa New Zealand. Katharina has strong connections to her tribal group of Ngāi Tahu, with whom she has governance and commercial director roles. Katharina leads or is a researcher in several science and technology focussed programmes. She is a recent Director of ORCID, a Deputy Director of the Dodd-Walls Centre of Research Excellence, and a member of the Indigenous caucus of the IEEE working party on Standards for Indigenous people’s data. She has published on Māori language, resource extraction, Māori entrepreneurship, and data sovereignty and is a 2023-2024 ENRICH Global Chair.
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.
Dr. Claudia De Fuentes: Associate Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary’s University. Her research experience includes innovation in firms, systems of innovation, the creation and use of knowledge in a globalized economy, innovation in global value chains, new forms of academia–industry collaboration, and science, technology and innovation policy. She has collaborated with several research groups to work on projects financed by SSHRC (Canada), CONACYT (Mexico), the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS), the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), the Foro Consultivo Científico y Tecnológico (FCCT) in Mexico, and for the International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
Date: Friday, February 9th, 2024
Time: 12:00 - 13:30 (EST)
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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