Chris Freeman Centenary Lecture Series

Christopher Freeman is the founder of modern Innovation Studies, and this online lecture series is a tribute to Freeman in his birth centenary year (2021-22).

The target audience is budding researchers, graduate students and inter-disciplinarians who aspire to use the analytical frame of Innovation Systems (IS) in their research, but lack a thorough grounding in the theory. 

The Chris Freeman Centenary Lecture series is designed to serve as a 'text book', giving all participants an opportunity to listen to and network with scholars already working in the domain. We hope this will embolden grad students, especially from the Global South, which has limited training opportunities in Innovation Systems.

The first series entitled Innovation Systems-101 was livestreamed between 7 January and 7 April 2021 -- and was a runaway success. The second season entitled Innovation Systems-102 - Practical Application of the Theory launched on 8 October 2021. The next session is now scheduled for 19 November 2021.

The lecture series is co-organised by CONCORDE, one of the founding teams of the new 'Comprehensive Innovation for Sustainable Development' programme at UNU-MERIT. The series will feature discussions by CONCORDE team members, Luc Soete and Nanditha Mathew.

Click the 'More information' button below for the project website, registration and viewing links.

Venue: Zoom

Date: 19 November 2021