Adrian Smith is Professor of Technology & Society at the Science Policy Research Unit, where he collaborates in research projects studying the politics and governance of innovation for sustainability. He has been involved in a variety of research projects related to grassroots innovation in both the global North and global South, studying a variety of sectors (e.g. energy, housing, food, manufacturing, and digital), and in rural and urban settings. In 2017, he co-authored the book, Grassroots Innovation Movements (Routledge), which looked more broadly at six social movements promoting grassroots innovation in different times and places, and whose recurring dilemmas offer valuable lessons for sustainable development.
University Profile: https://profiles.sussex.ac.uk/p16347-adrian-smith