Thus far, responsible innovation restricts itself to taking into account negative impacts of emerging technologies on safety, health and environment. But many technologies also impact our culture, morals and politics. The public holds technologists accountable for these “soft impacts”, but the latter typically feel unable, or unwilling, to integrate those impacts in their research, judging them non-quantifiable, controversial, or, at best, private. This project seeks to improve the dialogue between science and society by investigating these soft impacts and their integration into innovation.
Research team: Prof. Dr. Tsjalling Swierstra and Drs. Dirk Haen, in collaboration with Prof. Dr. Hedwig te Molder (Wageningen) and Dr. Petra Sneijder (Wageningen)
Type of funding: NWO Responsible innovation.
More information: FASoS Research