Technology Users' Innovations
|Lincoln University, funded through Ministry of Science & Innovation (MSI)
|Total Contract Value
|John Fairweather (Lincoln University)
|Hugh Campbell, Janet Stephenson
Governance, futures, transformation, knowledge systems
The research aim is to increase our fundamental knowledge of:
Our Science and Technology Studies approach will use case study interview data, formal case comparisons, causal mapping, cultural modelling and analysis of survey data to document the socio-technical networks that form around new innovations. These include the key knowledge flows, actors, organisations, and meso-level governance structures, and they way networks operate to support or disincentivise innovation.
Key hypotheses to be tested are:
Innovators in the farming sector, the building sector, and the energy sector will be used in the case studies. Our research will identify the conditions under which socio-technical networks best foster technology development, adoption and commercialisation.