This perspective paper that has just been published in the Journal of Sustainability Research, reflects my most recent work interrogating the purposes of innovation and its role in sustainable development. It reflects on the differences between adopting weak or strong sustainability as the final goal in terms of innovation and innovation systems. It aims to contribute to current discussions about responsible innovation and innovation systems for sustainability and bring clarity to the use of concepts like innovation, technology or responsible innovation in relation to sustainability and sustainable development discussions. The paper identifies some areas for future research in the realm of innovation for sustainable development.

The paper can be downloaded in full from Here