The goal of the Gendered Innovations project is to provide scientists and engineers with practical methods for sex and gender analysis. To match the global reach of science and technology, methods of sex and gender analysis were developed through international collaborations. Gendered Innovations involves experts from across the U.S. and the EU 27 Member States. The current Gendered Innovations project was initiated at Stanford University, July 2009. In January 2011 the European Commission set up an expert group, “Innovation through Gender,” aimed at developing the gender analysis in EU research and innovation.
At the moment of preparation of the present report the Gendered Innovations project provides case studies in the areas of:
Science: Animal Research, Brain Research, Genetic of Sex Determination, Stem Cells, Text Books
Health & Medicine: Colorectal Cancer, De-Gendering the Knee, Dietary Assessment Method, Heart Disease in Women, Nanotechnology-Based Screening for HPV, Nutrigenomics, Osteoporosis Research in Men
Engineering: Assistive Technologies for the Elderly, HIV Microbicides, Human Thorax Model, Information for Air Travelers, Machine Translation, Making Machines Talk, Pregnant Crash Test Dummies, Video Games
Environment: Climate Change, Gender Mainstreaming in Decision-Making, Environmental Chemicals, Housing and Neighbourhood Design, Public Transportation, Water Infrastructure.
The Gendered Innovations website also contains videos explaining some of these examples, as well as additional case studies presented by Stanford students.