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Journal of Responsible Innovation, Volume 4, Issue 2

In this the second of two posts we review the second issue of Volume 4 of the JRI, a Special Issue on the relationship between Technology Assessment (TA) and Responsible Innovation (RI) - More More

by Jonny Hankins, 9 November 2017 Permalink

Journal of Responsible Innovation, Volume 4, Issue 2

Journal of Responsible Innovation, Review of Volume 4, part 1

The autumn means the release of issue 2 of Volume 4 of the Taylor and Francis published Journal of Responsible Innovation. In this the first of two posts covering this volume's publications, we review the articles from issue 1. - More More

by Jonny Hankins, 10 October 2017 Permalink

Journal of Responsible innovation, Review of Volume 4, part 1

3D Printing, an overview. A dialogue with Jos Malda.

The Bassetti Foundation is pleased to publish video of the lecture held by Professor Jos Malda at the Bassetti Foundation in May 2017. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 5 October 2017 Permalink

3D Printing, an overview. A dialogue with Jos Malda.

Three years of collaboration with the School of Design - Politecnico di Milano

Three years of collaboration synthesized in a short video! - More More

by Redazione FGB, Tommaso Correale Santacroce, 11 July 2017 Permalink

Three years of collaboration with the School of Design - Politecnico di Milano

VIRI Annual Meeting and GET Conference, A Short Report

This year's VIRI was held in Tempe Arizona between May 15 and 16 to coincide with the Governance of Emerging Technologies Conference that immediately followed in Phoenix. Here Jonny Hankins offers a short first hand report on the proceedings and experience. - More More

by Jonny Hankins, 22 June 2017 Permalink

VIRI Annual Meeting and GET Conference, A Short Report

Professor Jos Malda in Milan: 'fascinated by the combination of technology and living things'

On 9th May at the Bassetti Foundation in Milan, Universiteit Utrecht Professor Jos Malda will present his work and provide an overview of the state-of-the-art on 3D printing in the biomedical sector. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 28 April 2017 Permalink

Professor Jos Malda in Milan

Fifth Annual Conference on Governance of Emerging Technologies: Law, Policy and Ethics and Annual VIRI meeting

The Fifth Annual Conference on Governance of Emerging Technologies:Law, Policy and Ethics will be held at the new Beus Center for Law & Society in Phoenix, AZ between May 17-19, 2017, with Foundation Foreign Correspondent Jonny Hankins in attendance to report on proceedings. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 26 April 2017 Permalink

Fifth Annual Conference on Governance of Emerging Technologies

Journal of Responsible Innovation, Vol 3, Issue 3 Reviewed

Late December 2016 saw the publication of the third and final issue of Volume 3 of the Journal of Responsible Innovation. In this post our editorial staff review the issue. - More More

by Jonny Hankins, 17 March 2017 Permalink

Journal of Responsible Innovation, Volume 3, Issue 3 Reviewed

Journal of Responsible Innovation, Volume 3, Issue 2 Reviewed

Late last year saw the publication of the final two issues of Volume 3 of the Journal of Responsible Innovation, the first volume under the leadership of the new Editor in Chief Erik Fisher. In this the first of two review articles, Jonny Hankins describes the contents of Issue 2. - More More

by Jonny Hankins, 21 February 2017 Permalink

Journal of Responsible Innovation, Volume 3, Issue 2 Reviewed

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

Looking Back on 2016

2016 was a busy year for the Bassetti Foundation, involving our participation in projects and conferences and events across the world. In this editorial we cast a light upon some of the year's major events. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 17 January 2017 Permalink

Looking Back on 2016

Turning the tide or surfing the wave?

We publish an excerpt from the paper by Simone Amaldi and Guido Gorgoni in which they explore the political and economic context in which the concept of Responsible Research and Innovation has gained attention and taken shape. - More More

by Guido Gorgoni, Simone Arnaldi, 7 December 2016 Permalink

Turning the tide or surfing the wave? Responsible Research and Innovation, fundamental rights and neoliberal virtues

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

David Guston in Bassetti Foundation

Six years on from his previous visit to Milan, we are very pleased to have Professor Guston once more to discuss themes surrounding SynBio and responsibility on 14 November in our conference suite in Via Barozzi. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 5 November 2016 Permalink

David Guston in Fondazione Bassetti

Journal of Responsible Innovation, Vol 3, Issue 1 Reviewed

Earlier this summer saw the publication of the first issue of Volume 3 of the Journal of Responsible innovation. In this post we review the issue, the first to be published with its new Editor In Chief Erik Fisher. - More More

by Jonny Hankins, 30 September 2016 Permalink

Journal of Responsible Innovation, Vol 3, Issue 1 Reviewed

The Metis of Responsible Innovation, Prof. Philip Macnaghten

Professor Philip Macnaghten delivers his ceremonial lecture on the inauguration of his position as Professor of Technology and International Development at Wageningen University. - More More

by Jonny Hankins, 6 June 2016 Permalink

The Metis of Responsible Innovation, Prof. Philip Macnaghten

Fungal Futures, a Review of the Exhibition

The Fungal Futures exhibition is currently being held in Utrecht, Netherlands. In this post Foundation Foreign Correspondent Jonny Hankins reviews the event. - More More

by Jonny Hankins, 29 April 2016 Permalink

Fungal Futures, a Review of the Exhibition

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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2015, promoting responsible forms of innovation

In this short review we cast our lens over 2015, presenting a selection of projects, publications and events that reflect the Foundation's interests and approach. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 25 January 2016 Permalink

2015, promoting responsible forms of innovation

Volume 2, Journal of Responsible Innovation, a review

The close of the year saw the publication of the third and final issue of Volume 2 of the Journal of Responsible Innovation. In this article we review the volume. - More More

by Jonny Hankins, 20 January 2016 Permalink

Volume 2, Journal of Responsible Innovation, a review

VIRI, First Annual Meeting

July of this year saw the first annual meeting of the Virtual Institute for responsible Innovation (VIRI). The meeting was held in Sussex, UK, between 14th to 16th July, and as a founding institutional member of VIRI the Bassetti Foundation was present. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 16 September 2015 Permalink

VIRI, First Annual Meeting

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

Journal of Responsible Innovation, Vol 2, Issue 1 Reviewed

The first issue of the second volume of the Journal of Responsible Innovation is out. - More More

by Jonny Hankins, 29 June 2015 Permalink

Journal of Responsible Innovation, Vol 2, Issue 1 Reviewed

Sharing Health

Wave. The focus of the meeting of 8 June is the role that the sharing of knowledge, ideas and experience can play in improviing specialist capability, in deciding the most effective course of treatment from those currently available... - More More

by Margherita Fronte, 29 May 2015 Permalink

Wave - Condividere la salute

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

INSS Annual Conference Report

The INSS Third Annual Conference took place this year between April 9th and 10th, with Bassetti Foundation Foreign Correspondent Jonny Hankins attending the London site. This year's conference was held over 5 sites, in an attempt to make the event as sustainable as possible by cutting down on travel for the participants. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 7 May 2015 Permalink

INSS Annual Conference Report

The Self At Your Wrist - 3/3

The interaction between the human body and electronics is a process that started at a distant point in time. Anyone who thinks that this is just a simple evolution due to hardware miniaturization is guilty of oversimplification. Part 3 of 3. - More More

by Fabio Besti, 28 April 2015 Permalink

The Self At Your Wrist - 3/3

The Self At Your Wrist - 2/3

The interaction between the human body and electronics is a process that started at a distant point in time. Anyone who thinks that this is just a simple evolution due to hardware miniaturization is guilty of oversimplification. Part 2 of 3. - More More

by Fabio Besti, 27 April 2015 Permalink

The Self At Your Wrist - 2/3

The Self At Your Wrist - 1/3

The interaction between the human body and electronics is a process that started at a distant point in time. Anyone who thinks that this is just a simple evolution due to hardware miniaturization is guilty of oversimplification. Part 1 of 3. - More More

by Fabio Besti, 24 April 2015 Permalink

The Self At Your Wrist - 1/3

The RRI Tools Hubs Meeting

The RRI Tools Hubs Meeting brings to Lisbon around 60 researchers, science communicators, educators and policy makers, from 30 countries, to debate and present concrete examples of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in action. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 22 April 2015 Permalink

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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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Journal of Responsible Innovation, Issue 3, a Review

Late last year the third issue of the first volume of the Journal of Responsible Innovation was published through Taylor and Francis. In this post we review the publication. - More More

by Jonny Hankins, 5 February 2015 Permalink

Journal of Responsible Innovation, Issue 3, a Review
Read also: Journal of Responsible Innovation review Issue 1 and Issue 2

2014, A Year in Responsible Innovation

2014 was a busy year for the Bassetti Foundation. In this post we describe some of the International conferences and projects that the Foundation participated in. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 16 January 2015 Permalink

2014, A Year in Responsible Innovation
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EST-Frame Final Conference Report

On December 2 the EST-Frame Final Conference took place in Brussels Belgium. The conference was entitled Assessing emerging technologies - Towards an integrated approach. - More More

by Jonny Hankins, 18 December 2014 Permalink

EST-Frame Final Conference Report

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

Journal of Responsible Innovation, Issue 2, a Review

Earlier this year saw the release of the second issue of the Journal of responsible Innovation. In this article Jonny Hankins reviews the edition. - More More

by Jonny Hankins, 24 October 2014 Permalink

Journal of Responsible Innovation, Issue 2, a Review

INSS Multi Media Film Competition

The Bassetti Foundation is pleased to announce its participation in and support of the Integrated Network for Social Sustainability (INSS) Digital media competition 'Visions of Social Sustainability'. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 3 October 2014 Permalink

INSS Multi Media Film Competition

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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VIRI Announces New Partners

Last month the Virtual Institute for Responsible Innovation announced that several new partners had been voted into the organization. This post offers a brief introduction to the new partner institutions. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 16 July 2014 Permalink

VIRI

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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Responsible Innovation: Values and Valorisation Conference

Last month Jonny Hankins attended the Responsible Innovation: Values and Valorisation conference in the Hague, Netherlands. This is his report. - More More

by Jonny Hankins, 16 June 2014 Permalink

Responsible Innovation: Values and Valorisation Conference

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

The Bassetti Foundation in the Netherlands

The Bassetti Foundation is pleased to announce that Foreign Scientific Correspondent Jonny Hankins will shortly take up a new position in the Netherlands. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 23 April 2014 Permalink

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A Review of the INSS meeting

In this post Jonny Hankins reviews the recent Integrated Network for Social Sustainability (INSS) meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina. - More More

by Jonny Hankins, 11 April 2014 Permalink

INSS meeting

Bassetti Foundation at the INSS International Meeting

The Second Annual Meeting of the Integrated Network for Social Sustainability takes place in Charlotte North Carolina between the 4th and 6th of April, and Jonny Hankins will be there to represent the Bassetti Foundation and present during the poster session. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 28 March 2014 Permalink

cc - by Katy Silberg from Flickr

A review of the Journal of Responsible Innovation

In this post Jonny Hankins reviews the first issue of the Journal of Responsible Innovation. - More More

by Jonny Hankins, 26 March 2014 Permalink

A review of the Journal of Responsible Innovation

Making Science Public Blog on RI

The Nottingham University Making Science Public blog has opened a debate about responsible innovation. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 5 March 2014 Permalink

photo by view_camper from Flickr

AAAS Meeting and Journal for Responsible Innovation Launch

The American Association for the Advancement of Science is holding its annual meeting in Chicago from 13th to 17th February, and Ottavia Bassetti, Jonny Hankins, and Jeff Ubois will represent the Bassetti Foundation. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 5 February 2014 Permalink

AAAS Meeting and Journal for Responsible Innovation Launch

Integrated Network for Social Sustainability

Jonny Hankins is pleased to have received and accepted the offer to participate in the National Science Foundation funded Integrated Network for Social Sustainability (INSS) as a representative of the Bassetti Foundation. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 3 February 2014 Permalink

cc - by Katy Silberger from Flickr

Looking Back on 2013

We reflect upon what has been an eventful and fulfilling year for the Bassetti Foundation and our collaborators. 2013 saw an appreciable expansion in international affairs for the Foundation, and the launch of several long term global projects. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 8 January 2014 Permalink

Looking Back on 2013
Read also: our newsletter, "Browsing with the Foundation" and subscribe to the mailing list of the Bassetti Foundation.

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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S.NET, a Review of the Panel Sessions

As a follow up on his previous S.NET post, Jonny Hankins reviews the contents and debates provoked during some of the panel sessions - More More

by Jonny Hankins, 28 November 2013 Permalink

S NET Conference in Boston

A Report from the S.NET Conference in Boston

The 5th S.NET annual meeting took place in Boston between 27th and 29th October, and Jonny Hankins was present on behalf of the Bassetti Foundation. - More More

by Jonny Hankins, 14 November 2013 Permalink

S NET Conference in Boston

Bernd Stahl, Recent Articles of Interest

In this article Jonny hankins looks at 2 recent Stahl articles about Responsible Research and Innovation. - More More

by Jonny Hankins, 22 October 2013 Permalink

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Blogging Responsible Innovation

In this post Jonny Hankins takes a look at how and where Responsible Innovation is addressed through blogging. - More More

by Jonny Hankins, 3 October 2013 Permalink

snapshot from the blogs on Responsible Innovation
Read also: our Focus in English and in Italian.

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

VIRI logo

Journal of Responsible Innovation

February 2014 sees the launch of the new Responsible Innovation journal, published through Taylor and Francis and Routledge. Editor in Chief David Guston and the members of the Editorial Board have published a press release and call for contributions for the first and subsequent issue. The Bassetti Foundation has been fortunate enough to have been invited to join the Editorial Board. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 11 September 2013 Permalink

cover of the Journal of Responsible Innovation by Taylor & Francis

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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Pastor Adam Mabry in Conversation

Many of the debates surrounding the issues that we address at the Bassetti Foundation could relate in some way to a lack of absolutism. An individual must make moral and ethical decisions without a black and white idea of right and wrong (in the biblical sense). Conversations surrounding this idea led me to take up an interest in the religious teaching of ethics. - More More

by Jonny Hankins, 12 July 2013 Permalink

Pastor Adam Mabry in Conversation

Design Will Own The Future at The Singularity University

Our distinguished delegation was honored in visiting the Singularity University. This is the temple of innovation innovation! Located in the Nasa Research center in the heart of the Silicon Valley and a stones throw from the likes of Google Headquarters, it is the perfect place to wrap up a series of events that have engaged us over the past few days. There could be no better setting to seek further dialogue and gain more understanding on the power and responsibility of innovation. - More More

by Francesco Bassetti, 24 June 2013 Permalink

Design Will Own The Future @ The Singularity University

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

Chris Anderson with Fondazione Giannino Bassetti

The american guru of digital creativity will discuss the economy of the future, where innovation and beauty are two sides of the same coin. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 14 June 2013 Permalink

Makers a confronto per innovare con bellezza

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

cc - photo by Eric Brown from Flickr

The Symposium From Taylorism To Tailor Made

Piero Bassetti, Chris Anderson, Stefano Micelli and Tom Igoe will discuss the role of craftmanship, as seen from both the US and Italian perspective, in the future of manufacturing systems. How design, craftmanship and technology will contribute to the New Economy of Beauty. Master of Ceremony: Dale Dougherty. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 10 June 2013 Permalink

The Symposium From Taylorism To Tailor Made

Innovating with Beauty. Preliminary program.

In San Francisco and the Bay Area for the 2013 Year of Italian Culture in the US, Giannino Bassetti Foundation presents the culture, beauty and innovation of 'Made in Italy' design: exhibitions, debate and comparison between the cutting edge models of Italian production and the technology of Silicon Valley, towards a new economy of beauty. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 6 June 2013 Permalink

Innovating with Beauty. Preliminary program.
Read also: Full program

Managing the Responsible Emergence of Science and Innovation in Society

This week saw the digital release of Richard Owen, John Bessant and Maggie Heintz's book entitled Responsible Innovation: Managing the Responsible Emergence of Science and Innovation in Society. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 30 April 2013 Permalink

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Italian Design: achieving the improbable, innovating with beauty

On 28 February 2013 in Rome at the Farnesina, the Italian Minister for Foreign Affairs presented The Year of Italian Culture in the USA. Fondazione Giannino Bassetti has accepted the challenge, and has for some time been working to convince Milan and Italy to take a road towards the economy of beauty. Not to replicate the status quo, but to foresee a scenario beyond the contingent, something improbable to achieve. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 24 April 2013 Permalink

Italy in US 2013

A Conversation with Hilary Sutcliffe of Matter

Jonny Hankins interviews Hilary Sutcliffe, the Director of the think tank Matter. - More More

by Jonny Hankins, 4 April 2013 Permalink

Hilary Sutcliffe

A Report On Responsible Research and Innovation

As a follow up to my post regarding René Von Schomberg's Matrix for Responsible Innovation I would like to point readers towards a freely downloadable document entitled 'A Report On Responsible Research and Innovation'. - More More

by Jonny Hankins, 26 February 2013 Permalink

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An Interview with Chris Howard, CEO of Libboo

In this interview Jonny hankins poses questions of responsibility and ethics surrounding Libboo's use and patenting requests for an innovative method of measuring how certain individuals may be able to exert influence over others. - More More

by Jonny Hankins, 31 January 2013 Permalink

cc - photo by martiSunshine from Flickr
Read also: Our publications and Intellectual Property and Responsibility interview with Mario Biagioli

2012, a Review of the Year

2012 was a busy year for the Bassetti Foundation. In this post we take a look back at some of the major events. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 24 December 2012 Permalink

2012

Von Schomberg's Responsible Innovation Matrix

René Von Schomberg is the Directorate General for Research at the European Commission and has recently published an article and a 'Responsible Research and Innovation Matrix' on his blog. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 26 September 2012 Permalink

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Sequencing the Genome of Unborn Babies

The New York Times recently carried a story on its front page that is rapidly spreading in which it reported that an unborn baby's DNA was sequenced. What are the implications? - More More

by Jonny Hankins, 13 June 2012 Permalink

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Who's Responsible?

The 2012 European Association of Social Anthropologists conference (EASA) takes place at Université Paris Nanterre in July of this year, and long time collaborator Cristina Grasseni will participate on a panel on behalf of the Bassetti Foundation, as part of an event entitled 'Who's Responsible?' - More More

by Jonny Hankins, Redazione FGB, 30 May 2012 Permalink

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Architectures for Life with 23andMe, a Report - part 3

On the 17th of April Jonny Hankins attended a lecture given by Anne Wojcicki, CEO of direct to consumer genetics company 23andMe and a follow-on workshop. This is his report. Part 3 - More More

by Jonny Hankins, 8 May 2012 Permalink

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Architectures for Life with 23andMe, a Report - part 2

On the 17th of April Jonny Hankins attended a lecture given by Anne Wojcicki, CEO of direct to consumer genetics company 23andMe and a follow-on workshop. This is his report. Part 2 - More More

by Jonny Hankins, 8 May 2012 Permalink

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Architectures for Life with 23andMe, a Report - part 1

On the 17th of April Jonny Hankins attended a lecture given by Anne Wojcicki, CEO of direct to consumer genetics company 23andMe and a follow-on workshop. This is his report. - More More

by Jonny Hankins, 8 May 2012 Permalink

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A Research Strategy for Engineered Nanotechnologies

Earlier this year the National Research Council of the National Academies published a document entitled 'A Research Strategy for Environmental, Health and Safety Aspects of Engineered Nanotechnologies' - More More

by Redazione FGB, 16 March 2012 Permalink

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Intellectual Property and Responsibility (part 3)

Professor Biagioli was kind enough to dedicate some of his time to the Foundation in the form of a conversation with Jonny Hankins. Topics covered were varied, but the major theme running through the discussion is responsibility in the patenting process. (Part 3) - More More

by Jonny Hankins, 21 February 2012 Permalink

interview part 3

Intellectual Property and Responsibility (part 2)

Professor Biagioli was kind enough to dedicate some of his time to the Foundation in the form of a conversation with Jonny Hankins. Topics covered were varied, but the major theme running through the discussion is responsibility in the patenting process. (Part 2) - More More

by Jonny Hankins, 21 February 2012 Permalink

interview part 2

Intellectual Property and Responsibility

Professor Biagioli was kind enough to dedicate some of his time to the Foundation in the form of a conversation with Jonny Hankins. Topics covered were varied, but the major theme running through the discussion is responsibility in the patenting process. - More More

by Jonny Hankins, 21 February 2012 Permalink

Mario Biagioli

2011 and Beyond for the Bassetti Foundation

2011 was once more a busy year for the Bassetti Foundation, marking the beginnings of several projects that will run through 2012 and beyond. The following is a review of some of the major events that occurred throughout the year, things to look forward to in the new year now unfolding, a taster of the Foundation's work and a picture of its approach in addressing the problem of responsibility in innovation. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 23 January 2012 Permalink

2011 and Beyond for the Bassetti Foundation
See also: our account on Vimeo, Flickr and Slideshare

Consuming Genomes: Constructing the Genetic Consumer in the United States

On May 16th 2011 Margaret Curnutte gave her talk at the Foundation premises on "Consuming Genomes: Constructing the Genetic Consumer in the United States" as part of her Harvard Bassetti scholarship. Video, photos and other materials - More More

by Redazione FGB, 12 July 2011 Permalink

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Itinerary: Communicating Science

In light of the Bassetti Foundation's announcement of their involvement in the 2012 Public Communication of Science and Technology Network conference and related call for abstracts for funding, Jonny Hankins reviews some of the related materials available on the foundation website. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 20 June 2011 Permalink

Itinerary: Communicating Science
Read also: itinerary: Conflict of Interest in Science

Sustainable innovations: forging partnerships, knowledge exchange, and reciprocity

These are the abstracts of the papers presented in the panel "Sustainable Innovations: Forging Partnerships, Knowledge Exchange, And Reciprocity". The panel was presented at the 2010 American Anthropological Association Annual... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 10 February 2011 Permalink

Sustainable innovations - AAA Annual Meeting

The Royal Society, a font of information

In this posting Jonny Hankins takes a look at the work of the Royal Society's Science Policy Centre: a mine of free and well informed information for anyone that wants it. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 26 January 2011 Permalink

The Royal Society - logo

A man, his history and his DNA

One of humankind's oldest needs - to know oneself. One of the most modern technologies - the DNA testing of a single individual. This theme was raised during the round table discussion that was held in The Bassetti Foundation conference suite. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 2 July 2010 Permalink

cc FGB - Lennard Davis
Read also: Go Ask Your Father about DNA by Jonny Hankins

Drones and other robots of war

Recently the press has been full of articles addressing the legality or illegality of the military use of unmanned drone aircraft in the war against terror. Their use as well as the use of other human controlled robot weaponry presents a series of ethical, moral, technical and legal problems, often more down to the way they are deployed than the actual machines themselves. - More More

by Jonny Hankins, 4 March 2010 Permalink

photo by Illetirres from Flickr
See also: Roboethics blog

Innovation may produce unexpected side effects

The latest edition of the economics journal "Project M" features an interview with Foundation President Piero Bassetti. The interview addresses the issues that are closest to The President's heart: how can we firstly define innovation and responsibility and secondly push innovators into thinking ethically about the consequences of their actions, given the possibly far-reaching and unforeseeable effects of their choices and decisions. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 11 December 2009 Permalink

photo by Frengo2.0 from Flickr

Proceedings of The Network Society, Business, Innovation and Responsibility' conference

In this the first of two postings reporting the proceedings of the conference entitled 'The Network Society, Business, Innovation and Responsibility', Jonny Hankins provides a summary of the speakers' presentations. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 25 November 2009 Permalink

Report - La società delle reti: imprese, innovazione e responsabilità

Drugs for People, not for Profit.

In this article Jonny Hankins focuses his attention upon a report entitled 'A Bitter Pill To Swallow, Drugs for people, not just for profit'. Published by the think-tank Compass the report offers a critique into the current state of the pharmaceutics industry and the societal responsibility that it bears. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 10 September 2009 Permalink

photo by El Freddy from Flickr - Med Alert

New Developments in Solar Power Technology

In this his second posting on sustainability, Jonny Hankins looks at one of the great challenges facing the renewable energy industry, how to make solar energy production cheaper for the end user. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 20 May 2009 Permalink

Sun

Satellite traffic problems

On February 10th there was a traffic accident of a new type. Two satellites were involved, one an American "Iridium" communications satellite and the other an abandoned Russian "Cosmos" military satellite. The American satellite was still in use but the Russian machine had been out of service since 1995 and was no longer actively controlled. It had been launched on 16th June 1993 and was in service for 2 years. The crash took place 491miles above Siberia in one of the most popular orbits for these types of vehicle (military, weather and communications). - More More

by Redazione FGB, 24 February 2009 Permalink

Satellite

Responsibility and uncertainty: new perspectives upon responsible action

Maria Antonietta Foddai, professor of the philosophy of law in the faculty of law at the University of Sassari offers a rich reflection on the modern concept of responsibility, offering a new approach to the problem: the construction of responsibility must derive from within a social common project. The new subject of responsibility therefore becomes an "us" that shares responsible action. Nicole Lozzi met her on behalf of the Bassetti Foundation. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 6 September 2008 Permalink

Maria Antonietta Foddai

New version of our website

Dear readers or visitors, at the end of August we launched a new version of our website featuring several changes to our graphics and site layout. You will surely notice that the menu items have changed... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 21 September 2007 Permalink

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