The IMR Academy and the hotspot TransAct have invited Dr. Mario Pansera to visit our faculty to discuss his work on science, technology and innovation in a post-growth era. Is innovation necessarily connected to growth of our economies? Mario Pansera states that unentangling innovation from the growth paradigm is key to imagine a post-growth era. We need new narratives for innovation that look beyond technology into cultural, institutional and social changes.
Mario Pansera is director and ERC-grantee of the post-growth innovation lab at the University of Vigo (Spain) and affiliated Researcher at the Autonoma University of Barcelona. His work focuses on Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) and Innovation for degrowth/postgrowth. His presentation will refer to the projects of PROSPERA and the Horizon 2020 project of JUST2CE; the latter aims at understanding, in a critical and thoughtful way, under which conditions a responsible, inclusive and socially just transition to a circular economy is possible and desirable.