Expert group presents report on options for responsible innovation

A European Commission expert group presented its view on the options to strenghten RRI in Europe. The group analyses the options on the table but avoided the discussion on how to address and define strategies for societal desirable outcomes of innovation, as I proposed.( see my pages on definition and implementation of RRI). The link to ethics is made comparatively stronger, than my options for knowledge assessment procedures and the preference to move to new paradims for innovation policy.
Expertmgroup report

The international project PROGRESS, funded under FP7, will however, take the line of RRI to drive innovation towards societal desirability and will look at a strategy to foster the convergence of regional innovations at the global level. This promissing project is about to kick off:
Project Progress


About renevonschomberg

Dr. Dr.phil. RENE VON SCHOMBERG is a science and technologies studies specialist and a philosopher. He holds Ph.D's from the University of Twente (NL) (Science and Technology Studies) and J.W.Goethe University in Frankfurt (Philosophy). He has been a European Union Fellow at George Mason University, USA in 2007 and is employed by the European Commission. He is author/co-editor of 14 books. His current major project is to develop ideas and policies to drive innovations towards the grand challenges of our time.
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