Prospering without growth: Science, Technology and Innovation in a post-growth er
Dr Mario Pansera is one of Europe’s leading experts on Responsible Innovation and a 2020 recipient of a prestigious European Research Council Grant for his project: “Prospering without growth: Science, Technology and Innovation in a post-growth era” (PROSPERA). Mario discussed his upcoming project, tackling questions such as: Can our economies grow endlessly? And would there be space for ‘innovation’ in a post-growth model? Mario argues that untangling innovation from growth is key to imagining a post-growth era, and that we need new narratives for innovation that look beyond technology into cultural and institutional change, and social life and social order. But what would organisations look like in a system that is not based on, and does not rely on, endless growth? What levels of technological complexity can we reach in a non-growing economy? What policies, infrastructures and organisational forms are needed for this new innovation paradigm? These are questions that Dr. Pansera addressed so that we can learn how to thrive in a new way.