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Your innovation, my life - Inclusive Innovation for & with the people

Your innovation, my life - Inclusive Innovation for & with the people

Written by Katrin Detter | Reviewed by Angelo Spörk

Created on: 27 Sep 2021 | Updated on: 08 Nov 2021

News category: "News on Living Innovation"

As part of the Responsible Innovation Summit 2021, an online workshop on different perspectives on Inclusive Innovation, including reflections from academics, citizens and technologists, took place on October 21st 2021, 14:00 - 15:30 CET.

Siemens presented a case study on visually impaired people, while De Montfort University (DMU) shared its experiences working with families in disadvantaged neighbourhoods, and participants also got deep insights from a technology journalist on gender issues and ethics in technology.

Watch the recording of the workshop here and:

  • Explore what Inclusive Design and Inclusive Innovation really mean
  • Learn from practical cases on how to build inclusive innovation with visually impaired people and underprivileged groups
  • Gain insights on the ethics of inclusive innovation and on gender-inclusive innovation

Are you an innovation manager, policy specialist, or interested in how to set up an inclusive innovation process?

This workshop enables you to:

  1. Innovation manager: Learn how to implement inclusive innovation in your organisation.
  2. Policy specialist: Appreciate the role of inclusive innovation in drafting and implementing policies.
  3. People interested: Identify opportunities for inclusive innovation, drawing on case studies from our labs.

Together participants of the workshop examined:

  • Two practical case studies: on working with visually impaired people and on working with underprivileged groups
  • Reflections on inclusive innovation looking specifically at technology, ethics and gender

Meet the experts

Klaus-Peter Wegge is Head of the Siemens Accessibility Competence Center. In the LIVING INNOVATION project, he and his team designed and implemented a series of co-creation workshops for and with older people and people with disabilities, identifying requirements and services for smart applications to support their mobility.

Catherine Flick (De Montfort University) designed and implemented a series of co-creation workshops for and with families from lower socio-economic groups in Leicester (United Kingdom). She is currently preparing a toolbox for co-creating with economically-deprived people.

Roxana Moroșanu Firth (De Montfort University) is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility. Her research looks at people and technology, with a focus on smart homes, innovation and creativity.

Mike Jennings is a technology writer and consultant. He has written for numerous publications, and his mission is to make technology more efficient, more powerful and more effective.

David Coles is a Guest Researcher at Newcastle University, and Director of Enhance International Limited, a consultancy provides advice on ethical and policy for scientific research. As well as contributing widely to EU policy on ethics, Dr Coles developed and implemented the EU Framework Programme’s system of ethics review for the European Commission, and regularly serves on a number of ethics review and project advisory boards.

Eileen Trauth is Professor Emeritus of Information Sciences & Technology, and Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies at The Pennsylvania State University. Her research, writing and outreach focus on barriers to inclusion in the information technology profession experienced by women and other marginalized groups.

Responsible Innovation Summit 2021 - October 19th - 22nd 2021

This online workshop was part of the 5th Responsible Innovation Summit, which took place from October 19th to October 22nd 2021, hosted from Dublin, Ireland. Over four days, leaders joined a series of online events to explore how the power of innovation can be used to redefine business as usual and create a more sustainable and just economy.

With live and on-demand interviews, discussions, workshops and networking, participants got insights on future-shaping trends, learned from value-driven enterprises and connected with the innovators that are turning challenges into sustainable solutions.

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