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Gender-Responsible Research and Innovation for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises: Nanotechnology, ICT, and Healthcare

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Responsible Innovation COMPASS Expert paper. Gender-Responsible Research and Innovation for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises: Nanotechnology, ICT, and Healthcare. Londa Schiebinger, 2017. 

Prof. Londa Schiebinger elaborates on the importance and practice of considering gender issues in research and innovation. Gendered innovations add value to research, society and business by stimulating creativity, innovation, and gender equality. Through this paper you will find out why and how companies can harness the creative power of gender analysis for innovation 

(*) Londa Schiebinger - John L. Hinds Professor of History of Science at Stanford University, Director of the EU/US Gendered Innovations in Science, Health & Medicine, Engineering, and Environment Project

Content

  1. Introduction
  2. Why should gender equality be an issue in research and innovation of SMEs?
  3. How can SMEs deal with the multiplicity of sex/gender? 
  4. Why may intersections of sex/gender with other dimensions of difference (such as age and disability) be important in research and innovation? 
  5. How can SMEs implement a (simple and affordable) routine of a sex/gender analysis in order to foster the internal gender competence of the experts involved? 
  6. How can SMEs deal with different forms of resistance concerning gender issues in research and innovation?
  7. Examples and methods for effective R&D
  8. What are the costs of ignoring sex and gender during research and innovation processes in SMEs? 
  9. What are the benefits of gender/sex analysis for SMEs?
  10. Conclusion 
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