Hilary Sutcliffe

Hilary is the director of SocietyInside, a London-based not-for-profit driven by the belief that innovation can serve society better than it does at the moment. Many others in all walks of life agree, but the practicalities of how we achieve that is the big question.

She focuses on improving participation of all stakeholders in debates about the focus of innovation, its governance and the social, ethical, environmental, cultural and economic benefits and impacts it brings with it. She develops and leads multi-stakeholder and public involvement initiatives in for policy makers, businesses and universities in areas as diverse as robotics, synthetic biology, ICT & advanced materials.

She is the co-chair of the World Economics Forum Global Future Council on Values, Ethics and Innovation; a member of the UK Synthetic Biology Governance Sub-Group; advises the Responsible Innovation Leadership Group at the University of Sheffield.

Previously on Amnesty International UK Business Group; Board Director Ethical Investment Research Service; EAB of Univ Michigan Risk Science Centre; Chair EAB ResAgora, an H2020 project developing a Responsible Innovation Framework for Europe; Royal Society of Arts Inquiry Tomorrow’s Company. BA Hons Univ Manchester History of Art; MSc Responsibility in Business Practice, Univ Bath.

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