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Responsible innovation: bringing together technology assessment, applied ethics, and STS research

Grunwald, A. ORCID iD icon


The ideas of ‘responsible development’ in the scientific-technological advance and of ‘responsible innovation’ in the field of new products, services and systems have been discussed for some years now with increasing intensity (Siune et al. 2009) and led to the phrase of ‘Responsible Research and Innovation’ (RRI). The postulate of responsible innovation adds explicit ethical reflection to Technology Assessment (TA) and science, technology and society (STS) studies and includes all of them into integrative approaches to shaping technology and innovation. Responsible innovation brings together TA with its experiences on assessment procedures, actor involvement, foresight and evaluation with ethics, in particular under the framework of responsibility, and also builds on the body of knowledge about R&D and innovation processes provided by STS and STIS studies (science, technology, innovation and society). Ethical reflection and technology assessment are increasingly taken up as integrative part of R&D programmes (Siune et al. 2009). Science institutions, including research funding agencies, have started taking a pro-active role in promoting integrative research and development. ... mehr

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/120088815
Veröffentlicht am 28.05.2018
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2011
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1646-1223
KITopen-ID: 120088815
HGF-Programm 48.02.01 (POF II, LK 01) Innovationsprozesse und Technikfolgen
Erschienen in Enterprise and work innovation studies
Verlag Inovacao Empresarial e do Trabalho
Band 7
Seiten S.9-31
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Schlagwörter responsible innovation, Technology Assessment, ethics, governance, science & technology
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