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Equitable Technology Laboratory

Placing equity at the heart of innovation

The Equitable Technology Laboratory (ETL) will deliver a reimagined process of innovation that embeds equity in technology development.

Conventional innovation processes fail to engage with the social and political context within which technologies are used and produced. As a result, technologies frequently fail to meet intended needs, reinforce social and economic marginalisation and leave societal priorities unresolved.

The ETL will facilitate collaborations between academia, civil society and public, private and third-sector organisations to deliver solutions that respond to societal need, are appropriate for the context of use, and actively contribute to transforming drivers of inequality.

Project highlights

The transdisciplinary approach of the ETL will not only deliver impact through equitable, socio-technical solutions, it will also establish a new field of applied academic research.

Professor Jonathan Ensor

Work with us

The ETL supports scientists and engineers to conduct research that better addresses societal challenges and enables equitable benefits to flow from the application of their technology.

Professor Steven Johnson

Research themes


Our team draws together researchers from many different disciplines across the University.

Our expertise is wide-ranging and continuously evolves as new team members join us. 

Meet our team