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Events & News2018-11-30T18:25:21+00:00

“Building Responsible Innovation: Frameworks and Best-Practices in the Private Sector,” SCALINGS on keynote panel at OECD Workshop in Shanghai

Shanghai, Sep 6-7, 2018. SCALINGS coordinator Sebastian Pfotenhauer participated in a keynote panel on “Building Responsible Innovation: Frameworks and Best-Practices in the Private Sector” at the OECD Workshop “Minding Neurotechnology: Delivering Responsible Innovation for Health and Well-Being” in Shanghai, China. Panellists discussed the modes through which ethics and social responsibility can make a positive impact on neurotechnology and related technologies such as robotics and AI. A mixed group of innovators, researchers, and  other experts discuss how forms of upstream responsibility can contribute to downstream profitability and health impact. How do frameworks such as Co-Creation, Corporate Social Responsibility, Socially Responsible Investing, Responsible Research and Innovation and Ethics by Design provide resources to translate research into products? Chair: Prof. Dr. Judy Illes, Canada Research Chair in Neuroethics, Professor of Neurology, Department of Medicine, Director, Neuroethics Canada, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada  Prof. Dr. Karen Rommelfanger, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University, Atlanta, USA  Prof. Dr. Sebastian Pfotenhauer, Professor of Innovation Research – Innovation, Society & [...]

September 6th, 2018|

SCALINGS hosts panel on “Global Perspectives on Responsible Innovation: Widening the Gaze” at 4S in Sydney

SCALINGS coordinator Sebastian Pfotenhauer (TUM) co-hosted a track on “Global Perspectives on Responsible Innovation: Widening the Gaze” at the 4S conference in Sydney, Australia, from Aug 29 – Sep 1, 2018, together with Nina Frahm (TUM), Prof. Stefan Kuhlmann (TU/e) and Dr. Anapurna Mamidipudi (MPI HoS Berlin). Responsible Innovation (RI) has become a prominent umbrella term for a range of concerns, instruments, and practices related to the better alignment of society with emergent technoscience. As of late, there have been increasing calls to globalize, or “mainstream,” RI frameworks because of the global impacts of many technologies and the shifting international landscape of innovation. Yet, the main premise of RI is precisely that innovation should not be de-coupled from the concrete local needs and concerns of societies, which differ vastly across regions. With some exceptions, STS research has thus far paid relatively little attention to how regions conceive and implement ‘responsibility’ differently with regard to innovation, and what these differences mean for our conceptual frameworks and the governance of innovation systems. At the same time, individual scholarly efforts [...]

August 31st, 2018|

SCALINGS Kick-off and Public Forum “Co-creation and the future of innovation in Europe”

Munich, May 24-25, 2018. About 30 researchers from across Europe gathered at TU Munich to celebrate the official launch of the EU H2020 Project SCALINGS and discuss project strategy and implementation. The one-and-a-half-day meeting culminated in a public panel discussion with more than 200 visitors on “Co-creation and the Future of Innovation in Europe” that brought together leading innovation experts from academia, industry, government, and civil society to discuss  the opportunities and challenges for including society in science and innovation. The panelists discussed questions such as: How is innovation changing in Europe? Which role will co-creation and open innovation practices play in the future? How does innovation differ across regions, cultures, and technical domains? What does it mean conduct innovation responsibly and collaboratively with many stakeholders? The Munich meeting marks the kick-off for a 3-year interdisciplinary research effort to study co-creative innovation practices across 10 European countries in robotics and urban energy. Coordinated at Technical University Munich by Prof. Sebastian Pfotenhauer (MCTS & TUM School of Management), the consortium brings together members from the [...]

Mai 24th, 2018|