Inclusive Innovation for Inclusive Growth

Thursday, 14 July 2016: 09:00-10:30
Location: Hörsaal 15 (Juridicum)
RC51 Sociocybernetics (host committee)

Language: English

Inclusive innovation for inclusive growth is an issue on the agenda of global players such as OECD and the World Bank. Since innovation is seen as a key factor for growth it is now related with the question of how the harnessing of science, technology and innovation know-how can better address the needs of all diverse societal groups. This ranges from highly sophisticated technological innovations to down-to-earth social innovations (e.g. scaling up grassroots).
The European Union deals with this issue too, and adds a further dimension by speaking of aiming at inclusive, innovative and reflective societies (H2020). Therefore, inclusive innovation deals with the needs of the poor, elderly, etc. through novel ways of (social) service delivery as well as with the potential of technical and social innovation to address grand challenges such as health, ecology, and safety and security. Capturing and reflecting the “demand side” adequately are the crucial aspects in this undertaking. 
Abstracts are welcome which deal with systems and/or cybernetic aspects of inclusive innovation (i.e. participation, autonomy, feedback, self-reference, reflexivity, etc.). This includes practical examples as well as theoretical considerations.
Session Organizer:
Eva BUCHINGER, Austrian Institute of Technology AIT, Austria
Saburo AKAHORI, Tokyo Woman’s Christian University, Japan
Socioenvironmental Development As a Guided Self-Organized PHASE Transition
Felipe LARA-ROSANO, Centro de Ciencias de la Complejidad, UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL AUTONOMA DE MEXICO, Mexico
Inclusive Innovation: A Systems Theoretic Perspective
Eva BUCHINGER, Austrian Institute of Technology AIT, Austria
Complexity of Social Systems in the Era of Information Overload
Czeslaw MESJASZ, Cracow University of Economics, Poland
The Transformation of Reflexivity and Japanese Market
Machiko NAKANISHI, Chukyo University, Japan
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