TRCTI Research Themes

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  • Digital transformation and inclusion: advanced digital technologies are increasingly available to marginalised communities. These technologies enable emerging innovation practices that are not generally captured in the literature.
  • Green and just transitions: innovative solutions emerging from marginalised communities, often adhere to the principles of recycling, reusing, and repurposing, with positive environmental outcomes. Including marginalised/vulnerable communities in considerations of innovation also lead to more inclusive outcomes.
  • Alternative Innovation Practices: this thematic area explores modalities of innovation and innovation activities that are out of the mainstream. This includes innovation in “unseen” spaces, such as the informal economy and marginalised communities.
  • Innovation & wellbeing: marginalised communities are those excluded from mainstream social, health, economic, educational, and/or cultural life. Understanding alternative innovation practices and their relation to the wellbeing of marginalised communities is central to inclusive development.