- A Framework for implementing Responsible Research and Innovation in ICT for an ageing society
- Ethics assessment of research and innovation: a review from the Satori Project
- 10th edition of the Society and Material Conference 2016
- Promoting Responsible Research and Innovation in Italy
A Framework for implementing Responsible Research and Innovation in ICT for an ageing society
The Responsible Industry project has just released a report on practical implementation of Responsible Research and Innovation, focusing on Active and Ambient Assisted Living technologies aiming to address challenges of an ageing society.
Innovations in these areas can yield incredible, life-enhancing benefits, but they might also generate risks and ethical concerns. This report, based on extensive consultation with international representatives from research, industry and civil society, proposes a framework for RRI in industry, addressing the following key questions: Who is responsible for what? How can RRI be integrated along the value chain? How can ethical and social impact analysis be performed? What tools can be used for RRI?
Ethics assessment of research and innovation: a review from the Satori Project
A major report on the state of the art of ethics assessment in different disciplines, institutions and selected EU countries, has been issued by the EU SATORI Project.
Research and Innovation are becoming more and more “responsible”, and driven by the needs of the society and by ethical principles and norms that many European countries are setting up. Addressing ethical issues is paramount.
The Report on the Ethical Assessment of R&I: A Comparative Analysis , presents the results of 18 months of work by researchers from 17 institutions, including interviews with more than 250 representatives of research, industry, international bodies, ethics committees, policy makers in the EU and the world.
The report offers an unique opportunity to better understand implications of ethics and ethics assessment for research and innovation in a variety of fields, including biomedicine, engineering and technology, natural sciences, environmental sciences and humanities.
Satori is a 4 years support action aiming to develop a common European framework for ethical assessment of R&I. Browse here activities and outcomes of the project on issues, code of practices, standards, normative and regulatory frameworks, stakeholders perspectives related to ethical assessment of R&I. Sign up for news on the Satori website and facebook.
10th edition of the Society and Material Conference 2016 (May, 9-10th, Rome)
The 10th edition of SAM 10 will be held in Rome on the 9-10th of May, 2016. SAM brings together an interdisciplinary research community to discuss strategies of sustainable development and societal engagement in Research and Innovation on materials. Topics include: life cycle analysis, material flow analysis, social, economic and sustainability indicators, internalization of societal and environmental externalities in economics, circular economy, responsible research and innovation.
The Conference is promoted by Sovamat, Arcelor Mittal, IRT 2MP (Instituts de Recherche Technologique, Matériaux, métallurgie et procédé), European Steel Technology Platform (ESTEP), National Research Council (CNR) and Airi.
Registration now available. The program will soon be published.
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Promoting Responsible Research and Innovation in Italy
A working Group on RRI chaired by Italian Association of Industrial Research and the National Research Council has just released the report “Responsible Research and Innovation in Italy”. The publication is currently available only in Italian. An executive summary is provided also in English.
The importance of social and environmental issues is recognized as a driver by most of key players and stakeholders of R&I in Italy, including companies, research organizations, institutions and social actors. However, awareness in the society on these themes, as well as on science and technology issues in general, remains limited.
The scope of the WG is to rationalize the experiences on RRI topics coming from different players (Ministries, Regulatory and Standard bodies, Universities, Public Research bodies and Industry) and promote a shared and common vision on RRI, taking into account EU policies on the matter. Overarching aim is to support industrial and social players to develop a novel approach to tackle societal challenges.
The report provides results of the first year oif activity of the WG, including reflection and recommendations on four areas: Normative tools, Corporate Social Responsibility, Evaluation of Research, Public Engagement.
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