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SMART-map project

SMART-map is a coordination and support action financed by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 Programme. Its goal is to define and implement concrete roadmaps for the responsible development of technologies and services in three key time-changing fields: precision medicine, synthetic biology and 3D printing in biomedicine. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 25 January 2017 Permalink

SMART-map project

Game-changing innovations and responsibility. A dialogue with David Guston.

On November, 14th, The Fondazione Bassetti had the honor to host Professor David Guston, Founding Director of the School for the Future of Innovation in Society and Co-Director of the Institute for the Future of Innovation in Society Arizona State University. Here presentation, videos, slides and photos. - More More

by Angela Simone, Redazione FGB, 29 November 2016 Permalink

Game-changing innovations and responsibility. A dialogue with David Guston.
Read also: Journal of Responsible Innovation reviews and some posts on VIRI

Jos Malda awarded the 2015 Nanonica Prize

Press Release: The 2015 Nanonica Prize has been awarded to Jos Malda, associate professor at the University Medical Center Utrecht in the Netherlands, for developing a new microfiber 3D printing technique that can increase the stiffness of a hydrogel composite by up to 54-fold, within a similar range as that of the human cartilage. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 18 April 2016 Permalink

Nanonica Prize: Reinforced hydrogels for cartilage tissue repair
Read also: other posts in Nanotechnology

Responsible Research and Innovation: The Problematic Quest For Right Impacts.

The Responsible Research and Innovation: The Problematic Quest For Right Impacts International Conference took place between March 11th and 12th. In this post Jonny Hankins offer some reflections on the many issues addressed and questions raised over the three day events. - More More

by Jonny Hankins, 6 April 2016 Permalink

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Fourth NWO Responsible Innovation Conference

On 24 - 25 August 2015 the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) hosted the Fourth International Conference on Responsible Innovation in The Hague, the Netherlands. Read the report from the event. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 4 September 2015 Permalink

Fourth NWO Responsible Innovation Conference

An Introduction to the Agri/Cultures Project

Readers may be interested to learn that Fern Wickson, program coordinator of the Society, Ecology and Ethics Department (SEED) at GenØk Centre for Biosafety in Tromsø, Norway and member of the VIRI, is currently leading the new 'Agri/Cultures Project'. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 10 August 2015 Permalink

An Introduction to the Agri/Cultures Project

Wave - How collective ingenuity is changing the world.

After Paris, Marseille and Lille, 'Wave - How collective ingenuity is changing the world', a project of the BNP Paribas group, comes to Milan. The Italian event is directed by Trivioquadrivio with the collaboration of the Giannino Bassetti Foundation. - More More

by Piero Bassetti, 27 May 2015 Permalink

Wave - come l'ingegnosità collettiva sta cambiando il mondo

Civil Society in Research and Innovation: What's next?

The Foundation recently participated in the Civil Society in Research and Innovation: What's next? Event at the European Economic and Social Committee in Brussels. The event was promoted by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and the CONSIDER project (Civil society organisations in designing research governance)  - More More

by Redazione FGB, 19 March 2015 Permalink

Civil Society in Research and Innovation: What's next?

Community of Practice 4th Plenary Meeting

Within the Digital Agenda for Europe Project the the Community of Practice 4th plenary meeting will take place in Brussels on March 13th. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 9 March 2015 Permalink

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A Matter of Design: Designing for Reproductive and Regenerative Ethics

The 5th STS Italia Conference was held in Milan, Italy, June 12 through 14, 2014, by the Italian Society of Science and Technology Studies, in collaboration with the Politecnico di Milano Doctoral School in Design. Here the video of plenary session by Charis Thompson (London School of Economics). - More More

by Redazione FGB, 12 November 2014 Permalink

A Matter of Design: Our Common Future

A Matter of Design: Imagined and Invented Worlds

The 5th STS Italia Conference was held in Milan, Italy, June 12 through 14, 2014, by the Italian Society of Science and Technology Studies, in collaboration with the Politecnico di Milano Doctoral School in Design. Here the video of plenary session by SHEILA JASANOFF (Lancaster University). - More More

by Redazione FGB, 12 August 2014 Permalink

A Matter of Design: Our Common Future

A Matter of Design: Everyday Life

The 5th STS Italia Conference was held in Milan, Italy, June 12 through 14, 2014, by the Italian Society of Science and Technology Studies, in collaboration with the Politecnico di Milano Doctoral School in Design. Here the video of plenary session by Elizabeth Shove (Lancaster University). - More More

by Redazione FGB, 8 August 2014 Permalink

A Matter of Design: Our Common Future

A Matter of Design: Our Common Future

The 5th STS Italia Conference was held in Milan, Italy, June 12 through 14, 2014, by the Italian Society of Science and Technology Studies, in collaboration with the Politecnico di Milano Doctoral School in Design. Here the video of plenary session by KJETIL FALLAN (University of Oslo). - More More

by Redazione FGB, 6 August 2014 Permalink

A Matter of Design: Our Common Future

Towards responsible innovation

Contemporary society is nowadays defined as 'knowledge society' tout court and it becomes increasingly important to understand dynamics that generate knowledge and people that contribute to build it. - More More

by Eloisa Cianci, 18 July 2014 Permalink

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The European Business Ethics Network Conference

The German Network for Business Ethics (DNWE) recently organized the annual conference for its European Organisation: The European Business Ethics Network - EBEN. The conference took place in Berlin from the 12th to the 14th of June 2014, and was located in the ESTM European School of Management and Technology. - More More

by Alessandro Blasimme, Virginia Sanchini, 8 July 2014 Permalink

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CONSIDER Workshop, Civil Society Organisations in Designing Research Governance

The Bassetti Foundation is to participate in a CONSIDER Workshop at the Research Executive Agency, European Commission, in Brussels. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 25 June 2014 Permalink

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Bassetti Foundation at the Responsible Innovation 2014 Conference

The conference runs through the 21st and 22nd of May and is titled 'Responsible Innovation: Values and Valorisation', and will be one of the largest conferences on responsible innovation this year. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 30 April 2014 Permalink

Responsible Innovation 2014 Conference

Focus on SciencesPo

In this article Jonny Hankins takes a look at some interesting courses offered by SciencesPo (Paris Institute of Political Science). - More More

by Jonny Hankins, 20 January 2014 Permalink

Focus on SciencesPo

The Innovation Principle

Recently twelve of Europe's largest corporations submitted a letter to the European Commission, urging them to adopt an 'Innovation Principle'. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 20 December 2013 Permalink

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Responsible Research and Innovation, Science and Technology Special Eurobarometer

November saw the publication of the European Commission's Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI), Science and Technology Special Eurobarometer. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 17 December 2013 Permalink

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The Virtual Institute for Responsible innovation

Alongside the US National Academy of Engineering's Center for Engineering, Ethics and Society and IEEE Spectrum Online, the Bassetti Foundation is a founding institutional affiliate. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 23 September 2013 Permalink

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Developing a Framework for Responsible Innovation

Last month Jack Stilgoe, Richard Owen and Phil Macnaghten published an open access article in the Research Policy journal that is available through the Science Direct website entitled 'Developing a Framework for Responsible Innovation'. - More More

by Jonny Hankins, 26 July 2013 Permalink

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Innovating with Beauty. Videos

If you missed something 'Innovation With Beauty', you can watch videos that gradually we will put online. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 21 June 2013 Permalink

Innovating with Beauty. Videos

Rethinking Responsibility at the Brookings Institute

A report from the Brookings Institute public forum on social responsibility in innovation. - More More

by Jonny Hankins, 11 June 2013 Permalink

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Public Consultation on Internet of Things (IOT) Governance

Recently the European Commission released its Report on the Public Consultation on IOT Governance. IOT is the Internet of Things, and it refers to 'a long term technology and market development based on the connection of everyday objects to the Internet'. The authors argue that 'IOT has the potential to considerably improve the life of EU citizen by addressing many of today's societal challenges in health, transport, environment, energy, etc'. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 23 May 2013 Permalink

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28 Seeds, a review of the event

This week saw the final evening of an extremely successful Boston Center for the Arts run of the multimedia event entitled "28 Seeds" - More More

by Jonny Hankins, 17 May 2012 Permalink

frame from video 28 seeds

The Politics of Science and the re-definition of democracy (part 1)

The fourth Lecture of the Fondazione Giannino Bassetti will feature prof. Sheila Jasanoff, professor of Science and Technology Studies at the Kennedy School of Government of Harvard University, one of the authors of the report to the EU "Taking European Knowledge Society Seriously". Mariachiara Tallacchini offers here an introduction to Jasanoff's STS approach. - More More

by Mariachiara Tallacchini, 21 April 2008 Permalink

Sheila Jasanoff

Towards a new model of governance to manage new technologies in organizations - Part 5. Conclusion

We argued that the risks and challenges of digitally interoperable enterprise architectures that define the environment of contemporary organisations cannot be understood solely by looking at the traditional distinction between... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 29 December 2007 Permalink

Compass

Towards a new model of governance to manage new technologies in organizations - Part 4. Putting it all together

The issues briefly sketched above lead us to discuss the risk and challenges for the creation digitally interoperable enterprise architecture between the public and the private sectors along three key... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 30 November 2007 Permalink

aerial perspective

Towards a new model of governance to manage new technologies in organizations - Part 3. Federated, concentric and platform organisations

Building the internal capabilities, technical architecture, service delivery, planning and contract monitoring to achieve this ambition will require a governance framework encompassing a wide spectrum of arrangements, including the measurement... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 29 October 2007 Permalink

Towards a new model of governance part3

Towards a new model of governance to manage new technologies in organizations - Part 2: New technologies in organisations: issues and perspectives

Global ICT Programmes require the intersection of information infrastructures well beyond the conventional boundaries of institutions and organisations, which are typically demarcated by the legal (or contractual) boundary of their purposes and activities. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 30 September 2007 Permalink

NT

Towards a new model of governance to manage new technologies in organizations - Part 1: Introduction

According to a recent report of the META Group Inc. (2006) , requirements for digital interoperability between the public and private sectors will drive enterprise architecture over the next years, impacting 50% of the Fortune 500 companies and extending into the global domain. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 31 July 2007 Permalink

compass

Towards a New Model of Management for the Governance of Innovation. Taking Stock and Looking Ahead

Over the past few years the blog 'Innovation, Risk and Governance' has explored a variety of topics, but it is possible to identify two core (although not always necessarily related)... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 15 February 2007 Permalink

Innovation, Risk and Governance

Experiments Without Borders? Ethical and Participatory Approaches to New Technologies

Sheila Jasanoff delivered the BIOS Annual Lecture chaired by Nikolas Rose at the London School of Economics. The title parallels some of the issues that have been recently discussed by the Giannino Bassetti Foundation's web-site about 'Science, Politics & Responsibility'. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 26 November 2006 Permalink

table

The democratic responsibility of scientific power

Public governance of science challenges the very same definition of what is considered scientific, and therefore in a variety of respects, elitist, closed and unaccountable to the laymen before the... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 1 May 2005 Permalink

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Governing Innovation in the Information Society: the need to account for the intangible dimension [update 15 Mar 05]

[update 15 Mar 05] See the links at the bottom of this post Following the recent entry on 'The Evolution of the Blog Innovation, Risk and Governance' the aim of... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 5 March 2005 Permalink

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Reflecting on the Risk and Sustainability of Innovation in Medicine and Healthcare

The often mentioned need to innovate and reform health systems is the consequence of three main aspects affecting modern societies. An aging population, changes in technology and the reduction of... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 16 February 2005 Permalink

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An Alternative E-Governance Plan For The Nation (by Satish Jha, India [*])

Most developing countries cannot afford to develop applications that will help them make use of the potential of ICTs. Once again the divide between the developed and teh developing economies is going to widen further. But this time around its easier to put the developing countries on a time-collapsingcourse where they can quickly move up the experience curve. That requires thinking differently. As of now these developing countries are experimenting with Toy Applications that contribute little to productivity. They need a programme to help them move up the learning curve. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 10 September 2004 Permalink

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Conceptualising Governance: A theoretical and practical agenda

The context we refer to for the term governance is necessarily global. Governance is generally understood as a broad process affecting the collective decision-making roles and procedures, management and authority... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 9 September 2004 Permalink

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On the Governance of International Business Standards, a letter by Sunil Bedi

I have been concerned about governance of international business standards. Here are my thoughts: The article raised issues that will become increasingly significant in defining international commerce and related exchanges.... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 13 April 2004 Permalink

Bhopal 4-5-1969

Modern Biotechnology in LDCs: governing innovation in India's agricultural markets - Part 6: Conclusions and suggestions

In conclusion, the introduction of modern biotechnology might not increase food production, but has the potential to reduce the impact of production methods associated with the (not so) Green Revolution... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 7 April 2004 Permalink

legumi

Modern Biotechnology in LDCs: governing innovation in India's agricultural markets - Part 5: Policy Implications

As a member of WTO, India has opted for a sui generis intellectual property legislation stated in The Protection of Plant Variety and Farmers Act of 2001. According to this... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 6 April 2004 Permalink

soia

Modern Biotechnology in LDCs: governing innovation in India's agricultural markets - Part 4: Analysis of global governance and local institutions: the relevance of appropriability

In India, not many firms inbred lines themselves except for the foreign suppliers. In turn, this raises a number of issues and affects the availability of crop variety to farmers... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 5 April 2004 Permalink

soia

Modern Biotechnology in LDCs: governing innovation in India's agricultural markets - Part 3:The international dimension and its interdependencies with the local context

Innovations and new plant varieties are of great importance to increase farmers' income and promote wealth creation in general, unfortunately purchasing new inputs or labor is often a drawback that... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 4 April 2004 Permalink

Tamilnadu

Modern Biotechnology in LDCs: governing innovation in India's agricultural markets - Part 2: The reality of India - poison can be sweet too!

Cruising around the mustard fields of Rajastan, discovering the enchanted rice fields of Karnataka or finding your way through the jungle in the hilly north west part of Tamil Nadu... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 3 April 2004 Permalink

India poison

Modern Biotechnology in LDCs: governing innovation in India's agricultural markets - Part 1: Introduction

Two popular assumptions justify the introduction of Genetically Modified (GM) seeds in agriculture. One is demographics, and especially the expectation that according to current rates of population growth in the... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 2 April 2004 Permalink

spighe

Notes from the Road: India between farming biotechnology and computer services

This short piece is just an overview of your correspondent's long observation and research of the Indian's science and technology sector. After a month or so of pilgrimage from the... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 6 January 2004 Permalink

Jaisalmer

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