What gets researched (and by extension, what doesn’t)
Who does the research?
With what resources (and what strings attached – what’s the accountability)
When the results are “in,” how are they presented? When? Where? To who? Who is “allowed” to dispute the methodology, how?
What is then DONE with the results?
How do they feed into public discourse?
Are future generations and other species ‘at the table’ in any format at any stage? (Ombudsman etc)
As for innovation, well same questions, but – does this innovation help prop up unsustainable/unjust socio-technical systems (Sailing Ship effect etc) or does it (as far as anyone can predict!!) accelerate regime destabilisation and replacement by other niche actors (That’s horribly reductive and binary a way of thinking…)