New Manifesto

In 1970 a radical document called The Sussex Manifesto helped shape modern thinking on science and technology for development. Forty years on, what kind of science and technology for development Manifesto is needed for today’s world?

In 2010 the STEPS Centre launched Innovation, Sustainability, Development: A New Manifesto with one of the authors of the original, Professor Geoff Oldham. With cutting-edge ideas from a series of Working Papers and some Southern perspectives drawn from over 20 global roundtable events, the New Manifesto recommends new ways of linking science and innovation to development for a more sustainable, equitable and resilient future.

Visit the New Manifesto website

The Manifesto is available in various formats. On the dedicated website you can view the multimedia version, illustrated with video, audio and resources from other organisations.

Get a copy of the Manifesto

As well as the manifesto documents, the New Manifesto website contains a wealth of related material, such as a wiki timelime mapping 40 years of science, technology and innovation for development.

Our work on the New Manifesto and beyond continues, through various engagement activities with the networks that were established as part of the project.

In October 2012 the New Manifesto project won the prestigous European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST) Ziman award for “the most innovative cooperation in a venture to promote the public understanding of the social dimensions of science”. Find out more about the award.

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