Seven principles for public engagement in science and innovation policymaking: A guide from Nesta’s Inclusive Innovation team –

Nesta, September 2018

Why should researchers, innovators and those whose jobs it is to regulate technology engage with people who aren’t like them on topics like research and innovation?

  • To give those in power a broader range of potential futures to aspire to
  • To encourage researchers and policymakers to think about broader social, political and ethical issues
  • To improve research and innovation
  • To make sure the benefits of research and innovation are shared widely

The report proposes the following 7 key principles:

  1. Supported by those with the power to change things
  2. Open to experimentation
  3. Designed with a clear goal in mind
  4. Sensible about measures of success
  5. Targeted at specific audiences and communities not the general public
  6. Beneficial for participants
  7. Informed and facilitated

Click here to view the report.

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