CI Webinar: Richard Gold, James McGill Professor, Faculty of Law, McGill University

Thursday, April 27, 2017 11:00to12:30

Tiered Governance of Food Convergent Innovation Platforms: Challenges and Possibilities in Private and Public Creation and Capture of Economic and Social Value in Complex Science, Technology, and Innovation Collaboration



This webinar will discuss challenges and possibilities for public and private value creation and capture of social and economic value that typify complex science, technology and innovation collaboration, such as open sciences ecosystem in medicine and food convergent innovation platforms. As a form of meta-innovation—an innovation in the way we innovate, convergent innovation (CI) integrates human and economic development outcomes and place their convergence as the upfront driver of commercial innovation and business strategy. At  the same time, CI   fosters behavioral and ecosystem transformation throughout society to ensure lasting supply and demand for these innovations through the creation of platforms for collective action that facilitate the simultaneous pursuit of private and public value. It does so through a portfolio of time-bound, goal-oriented projects that align with each actor’s interests and capabilities while enabling societal-scale solutions.  The webinar will propose a tiered-governance framework to guide the creation and operation of these platforms that seeks to balance participating actors’ converging and conflicting interests.


Richard Gold, S.J.D. LL.M.,

Full Professor
James McGill Professor, Faculty of Law
Associate member,
Department of Human Genetics, McGill University

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