Saturday, 5 November 2011
Adrian Smith is a researcher at SPRU (Science & Technology Policy Research) at the University of Sussex, where he investigates the politics of innovation for sustainable development. He currently leads two projects investigating grassroots innovation. Community Innovation in Sustainable Energy project is a collaboration with the Science, Society and Sustainability team at the University of East Anglia and is analysing the development and spread of community energy in the UK. The Grassroots Innovations in Comparative and Historical Perspective project is working with the Instituto de Estudios sobre la Ciencia y la Tecnología at the Universidad Nacional de Quilmes and the National Institute for Science Technology and Development in Delhi, and is studying the experience of grassroots innovation movements in India, Brazil and Argentina. The presentation in Liverpool draws upon work by colleagues in both projects.