Economic theories and practice of directing innovation in cancer care and COVID-19

Participants discussing Professor Srinivas' presentation

As part of the Development Research Seminar series, on 2 March, Professor Smita Srinivas discussed her research on Economic theories and practice of directing innovation in cancer care and COVID-19.

Srinivas examined several cases of technological innovation at different levels of complexity from an institutional perspective including her current experience of working in multidisciplinary teams to formulate response mechanisms to COVID-19.

The presentation was followed by a highly engaged Q&A round. The session drew active participation from the ISS PhD community and Centre for Frugal Innovation in Africa.

The session was chaired by ISS Associate Professor Georgina Gomez

About the speaker

Professor Srinivas has researched extensively in the areas of technological change and complementarities in health and industrial policy for developmental purpose. She is Professional Research Fellow at the Open University and is the Founder Director, Technological Change Lab.

She holds several additional appointments and was the winner of the coveted Myrdal Prize for her book Market Menagerie: Health and Development in Late Industrial States. 

More information

The DRS seminar series is organized by ISS faculty Dr Oane Visser and Jessica Pernozzoli.  

The seminars present cutting-edge research on development studies by noted scholars from around the world. The Series aims to stimulate critical discussion about contemporary development issues.