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Aug 16

History of GRIID

GRIID is a network linking researchersaddressing the ways innovation can help reduce inequalities and improve lives and livelihoods in marginalized households and communities. The network formed at the Mexico City Globelics meeting in 2008, suggested by Smita Srinivas of Columbia University and convened by Susan Cozzens of Georgia Tech. The GRIID email list topped 100 names shortly afterwards.

At the Kuala Lumpur Globelics meeting in 2010, GRIID gathered to develop a research agenda for studies of science, technology, innovation, and inequality. Present at the meeting were several members of a new team at the Canadian International Development Research Centre, who learned from the research agenda and adopted our name for their new funding program on Innovation for Inclusive Development. At the Buenos Aires meetings in 2011, they launched their new program with a workshop co-sponsored with GRIID. GRIID founding members Susan Cozzens and Judith Sutz wrote a background paper for the new program, which was focused on innovation in informal settings. The program was unfortunately canceled at an early stage of development, but it gave GRIID work additional visibility and brought new people into the network.

By the summer of 2013, GRIID had become a research force in the world of innovation studies. Part of the community gathered at the University of Manchester for a conference. Others looked forward to meeting at the Atlanta Conference on Science and Innovation Policy or the annual Globelics meeting. See the GRIID calendar for further opportunities.GRIID is a network linking researchersaddressing the ways innovation can help reduce inequalities and improve lives and livelihoods in marginalized households and communities. The network formed at the Mexico City Globelics meeting in 2008, suggested by Smita Srinivas of Columbia University and convened by Susan Cozzens of Georgia Tech. The GRIID email list topped 100 names shortly afterwards.

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