Our new book, Grassroots Innovation Movements, will be published in August 2016. You can download the Open Access Introductory chapter here. Innovation is increasingly invoked by policy elites and business […]
We are seeking abstracts for high-quality research papers on the topic of innovation for social inclusive and development. The call arises from a session Adrian Smith and colleagues are organising […]
Constructing grassroots innovations for sustainability: New research in the field Adrian Smith and Gill Seyfang introduce a new collection of academic papers on grassroots innovations, and discuss the origins and […]
Technologies for social inclusion in Latin America are a recent manifestation of grassroots innovation movements whose global activities go back to appropriate technology in the 1970s and earlier. Common to […]
December 2012, Tom Hargreaves. The Dyfi Solar Club ran from 1998 until 2003, initially part-funded by a broader European Commission funded grant designed to promote community-based renewable energy in the […]
Grassroots Innovations for Sustainable Development Conference, UCL London, 10th June, 2005 The UK government’s new Sustainable Development Strategy, Securing the Future, places greener innovation and local action at its foundation. Yet these […]
This project examines inclusive innovation and the present-day programmes and social movements which promote it.
This project examined how social experiments with alternative technologies – organic food, eco-housing and wind energy – have attained wider influence.
Smith, A. (2005) ‘The Alternative Technology Movement: An analysis of its framing and negotiation of technology development’ Research in Human Ecology 12(2) pp.106-119 Technology mediates our relations with one another andwith nature. […]
Supporting and Harnessing Diversity? Experiments in Appropriate Technology project final briefing (Dec 2006). Grassroots Innovations Briefing: Supporting and Harnessing Diversity? Grassroots Innovation Briefing: Supporting and Harnessing Diversity
There’s an interview with Adrian Smith, a researcher on the Community Innovation in Sustainable Energy GI project, about “social technologies and niches for sustainable transformation” in the September edition of […]
An Argentine researcher investigating grassroots innovations for sustainability visited SPRU on Thursday 17th June 2010. Mariona Fressoli from the Universidad Nacional de Quilmes in Buenos Aires has an IDRC-funded project […]