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About the institute

The Institute for the Study of Science, Technology and Innovation (ISSTI) is a research network established in 2000 to bring together groups of academics and individual researchers across the University of Edinburgh who are involved in research, teaching and knowledge transfer on social and policy aspects of science, technology and innovation.

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Upcoming Events




ISSTI News 15 May 2019

Paul Edwards seminar : 11am 27 May : Infrastructuration & Algos

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ISSTI News 05 Apr 2019

Innovation Occasional Seminar: RETHINKING ICT4D

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ISSTI News 14 Mar 2019

Public Data Lab seminar on “Fake News” 12:30pm 2nd April 2019

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ISSTI News 14 Mar 2019

Aphra Kerr IASH seminar on Games industry 1pm Wednesday 27 March

Aphra will present emerging findings from a study: Data Intermediaries, Data Work & Data Inequalities: Towards Socially Responsible Data Driven Innovation. She will critically engage with official and public discourses surrounding data driven innovation and in particular plans to establish Edinburgh and the South East of Scotland as the data capital of Europe.

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ISSTI News 05 Mar 2019

Renewable Energy Knowledge Infrastructures 2.30pm 14th March

International Research workshop on Renewable Energy Knowledge Infrastructures 2.30- 5.30pm Thursday 14th March, Old Surgeons Hall Seminar Room Shana Hirsch : Conceptualizing Adaptation in Knowledge Infrastructures Using the Case of Renewable Energy Transitions in Scotland Gunnar Yttri : The growth of small hydropower in Norway 1990 – 2020: From local farmer initiatives to foreign investment funds. Laura Watts: An Ethnography of Infrastructure-at-Sea Jamie Cross: Data Extractivism in East Africa’s Off Grid Solar Industry All welcome. No charge. But please reserve your place by registering on eventbrite

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Latest Issue of the ISSTI Newsletter: ISSTI Newsletter Issue 35 - March 2019