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I am a first year PhD student in Science and Technology Studies at UCL. My research is centred upon the use of open innovation approaches in drug development for neglected tropical diseases. I am interested in this topic because the open innovation concept as developed by Henry Chesbrough is being adopted in areas outside of its original intention. I would like to ask the following questions as a result:
1) How and why are open innovation approaches being adopted in the NGO sphere and for non-commercial research (through the case study of neglected diseases)?
2) What are the implications for our understanding of the triple helix relationships of government, university and industry?
3) How is responsibility reconciled in innovation models and more specifically who holds responsibility for non-commercial research?
My background is in economics, having studied Economics and International Development at the University of Bath followed by an MSc in Global Governance and Diplomacy at the University of Oxford, where I began to focus on the political economy of innovation. After this I also spent three years in the public sector working at the UK Department for Business Innovation and Skills, specialising in entrepreneurship and venture capital policy.
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