The Hub

Leading international organisations increasingly recognise the complicated place of science and technology in the development of contemporary societies. What is less-frequently acknowledged is the amount of social and political agency that exists to direct the shared pathways of science, technology and society. The Edinburgh Hub for Responsible Innovation provides a space to develop:

  • Analyses that critically examine and build knowledge about the place of science and technology in democratic societies.
  • Methodologies to illuminate the taken-for-granted cultural, social, political and ethical dimensions of new knowledge and technology.
  • Collaborations between scientists, policy makers, artists, social scientists and publics that explore the dominant directions of science, technology and innovation, and collectively suggest alternatives.


The Hub exists through a network of researchers at The University of Edinburgh. If you are interested in collaborating please do get in touch.


UK and Japan connections

UK Japan Connections



Funding Cultures lab

Funding Cultures Lab

Synthetic biology

Experimental Collaborations with Synthetic Biology