Launched in July 2021, this new research programme combines our long-run expertise on innovation and governance with a new focus on computational innovation. Working under the broad banner of ‘Comprehensive Innovation for Sustainable Development’ (CI4SD), we aim to make a decisive contribution to the 2030 agenda.
The CI4SD research programme is now exploring crossovers with other disciplines, while pro-actively building bridges between policymakers, citizens and academic communities. Through these collaborations, we are trailblazing a new research agenda around the concept of CI4SD – an agenda that is multidisciplinary, academically rigorous, policy and societally relevant, and that has significant potential for impact.
To implement the CI4SD agenda, we have established a set of team-based research projects, gathering different perspectives from across UNU-MERIT, broadly working on: