Beyond innovation for scalable technological solutions
While delivering impressive R&D outputs across a number of sectors, the application of business approaches to scaling up technological solutions often fail to reach those in diverse marginal environments, or to build long-term innovation capabilities among beneficiaries themselves. Badly-designed philanthropic and public-private investments can even sometimes work against the kinds of social changes that enable communities to find their own solutions.
Resources on this CD
- 'Philanthropy’ Brooks, S., Leach, M., Lucas, H. and Millstone, E. (2009) Silver Bullets, Grand Challenges and the New Philanthropy, STEPS Working Paper 24, Brighton: STEPS Centre
- 'Beyond Scaling Up: Pathways to Universal Access’ flyer, July 2009
- 'Redistribution' Ely, A. and Scoones, I. (2009) The Global Redistribution of Innovation: Lessons from China and India, STEPS Working Paper 22, Brighton: STEPS Centre
- Presentation: Scaling up: a summary and "call to action" by Lawrence Haddad, December 2008
- 'The Race to the Universal Fix’ in Leach, M. and Scoones, I. (2006) “The Slow Race", DEMOS
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