Responsible Innovation – some additional interesting links

Following a previous post on responsible innovation I found some additional interesting links:

A new old definition of Responsible Innovation by Hilary Sutcliffe (12/3/2013) see also her MATTER report

Less Innovation, More Inequality By EDMUND S. PHELPS (24/2/2013)

Scientists ‘need responsible research evaluations’ T. V. Padma (18/7/2013)

A video of Xavier Pavie on Responsible Innovation at the World Climate Congress Dublin

Xavier Pavie – Responsible Innovation – World… par xpavie

A link to the DG Research workshop on Responsible Research & Innovation in Europe (May 2011).

Book of abstracts at the Book of abstracts 2nd Conference on RESPONSIBLE INNOVATION 13-14 December 2012, The Hague, The Netherlands.

A link to a European Project KARIM, the Knowledge Acceleration and Responsible Innovation Meta-network, aimed at facilitating knowledge transfer across North West Europe (NWE).

See also Rene von René von Schomberg’s Responsible Research and Innovation matrix and a commentarty on that.

UPDATE: The article of Catie Lichten “Taking responsibility” in ResearchEurope looks at the recent Commission report to find how links are forged between societal needs and funding for scientific advances. [21/03/2013]

UPDATE2: I just found the channel on daily motion of the French Embassy in the UK that organised a conference on responsible innovation. You can find the videos here: http://www.dailymotion.com/user/AmbascienceUK/1 [30/04/2013]

UPDATE3: I was told by a lovely reader of this blog about a book that came out recently called “Responsible Innovation: Managing the Responsible Emergence of Science and Innovation in Society”  We get free access to the first and second chapters and here is the review of the book [03/07/2013]

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Responsible Research and Innovation

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Options for Strengthening Responsible Research and Innovation

This expert group report on the State of Art in Europe on Responsible Research and Innovation has been authored by an interdisciplinary group with experts from science, innovation, economics, law, governance and ethics’.

It was prepared as an intermediate step in the reflection on future policy initiatives regarding Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI). Currently, various policy discussions are taking place regarding RRI, both inside and outside of the European Commission. In order to provide input to these policy deliberations, this group was asked to reflect specifically on policy options with regard to a possible Communication or Recommendation from the European Commission on RRI.

You can find the report here.

NEW EU-funded project: PROGRESS – PROmoting Global REsponsible research and Social and Scientific innovation

Objective: Delivering European Renewal relies heavily on the advancement of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) that is, research and innovation which is: – is ethically acceptable, – is sustainable by avoiding significant adverse effects and – drives towards the common good, i.e. societal desirability. To achieve maximum impact where it is most needed, ProGReSS concentrates on the underexplored and least converging part of RRI, namely achieving societal desirability. The project will link existing international networks of RRI from all continents with European partners and policy-makers, policy-advisors, funders, industry and non-governmental organisations. In interactive discussions with relevant societal actors as well as innovators, we will move RRI debates from the national or regional to the global level and achieve the following objectives:
1. Link existing international networks of RRI with relevant societal actors on a global scale to focus innovation on societal desirability.
2. Complete a major fact-finding mission comparing science funding strategies and innovation policies in Europe, the US, China, Japan, India, Australia, and South Africa.
3. Advocate a European normative model for RRI globally, using constitutional values as a driver to inform societal desirability.
4. Develop a strategy for fostering the convergence of regional innovation systems at the global level.

UPDATE: see more recent post with more links