Networking tools and organisations
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A very active email list run by James Love at the Consumer Project on Technology (CPTech). The list focuses on public health and intellectual property issues.
The Catchup Network, whose website is hosted by the Centre for Research on Innovation and Competition (CRIC) at the University of Manchester, brings together researchers working on the impact of technological capability accumulation and innovation on development, particularly in developing countries. Projects run within the Catchup Network include work looking at the nature of innovative firms in developing countries, the contribution science and technology organisations’ research activities make towards development, intellectual property rights, and innovation metrics.
The network organises workshops where researchers from different projects can exchange information and coordinate their efforts. It also publishes discussion papers, briefings and project findings and hosts a web forum to discuss innovation and development issues.