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Celebrating SEEG, Manchester Metropolitan University

On 25 October 2017 Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) held the relaunch of SEEG, its Sustainable and Ethical Enterprise Group, hosted by its Business School. - More More

by Jonny Hankinas, 22 November 2017 Permalink

Celebrating SEEG, Manchester Metropolitan University

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.

Bio-based Economy from a Responsible Innovation Perspective

On Friday 9 September 2017, Bassetti Foundation Foreign Correspondent Jonathan Hankins delivered a lecture at the Milan Bicocca University. The Lecture formed part of the program of the Towards a Bio-based Economy: Science, Innovation, Economics, Education Summer School, jointly hosted by Milan's Bicocca and Gothenburg's Chalmers Universities. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 26 September 2017 Permalink

Bio-based Economy from a Responsible Innovation Perspective
Categories Lecture, biotechnology

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

Frankenstein, Annotated for Scientists, Engineers, and Creators of All Kinds

To celebrate the forthcoming 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley's story of science, creation and responsibility, David H. Guston, Ed Finn and Jason Scott Robert offer a version 'annotated for scientists, engineers, and creators of all types'. - More More

by Jonny Hankins, 3 July 2017 Permalink

Frankenstein, Annotated for Scientists, Engineers, and Creators of All Kinds
Categories Books, Publications

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

Trust in expert knowledge in medicine and Technoscience. A meeting with Silvia Camporesi

We addressed these issues with Silvia Camporesi who from the starting point of the publication of extracts from the Investigating Trust in Expert Knowledge International Conference published in a special issue of the Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, held a symposium at the Bassetti Foundation on 27 February 2017. We share videos, photos, slides and other material. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 30 March 2017 Permalink

Silvia Camporesi

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

Job Design and responsibility

This June at the Politecnico di Milano, as part of the Job Design module within the PSSD Product Services System Design Masters Degree course, Fabio Besti presented the work of the Giannino Bassetti Foundation. - More More

by Fabio Besti, Redazione FGB, 19 August 2016 Permalink

Job design and responsibility
Read also: video-storytelling in Home Page, 30 mesi di SMART-map and The Self At Your Wrist

2016 INSS Meeting Report

The Integrated Network for Social Sustainability (INSS) 2016 conference took place between 8 and 10 June, and was once again held at multiple sites across the USA and Europe. - More More

by Jonny Hankins, 22 June 2016 Permalink

2016 INSS Meeting Report

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

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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Future Food Symposium in Utrecht

February 17 saw the Groentetas group of Utrecht University organize the Future Food Symposium, with long time Foundation collaborator Cristina Grasseni as opening speaker. In this short report we offer an outline of the event. - More More

by Jonny Hankins, 29 February 2016 Permalink

Future Food Symposium in Utrecht
Categories Food and Feed, Forum

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

Responsible Research and Innovation in Europe and across the World

On 14 -15 January 2016 the Go4 Joint Final Conference 'Responsible Research and Innovation in Europe and across the World' will take place at the EESC in Brussels, Belgium. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 22 December 2015 Permalink

Responsible Research and Innovation in Europe and across the World

Nanonica Prize 2015

Fondazione Giannino Bassetti is pleased to announce its partnership with Nanonica, a Swiss based-company created in 2006, that together with its Spanish-based subsidiary Nanonica Europe S.L. is devoted to knowledge transfer from Academia to Industry in the areas of nanotechnology and microtechnology. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 26 November 2015 Permalink

Nanonica Prize 2015

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

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

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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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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The Fungus of Design

Maurizio Montalti, a young Italian designer whose works is extremely innovative, on the border between art and biology. Single objects that are individual in their field, forged from materials gained through the manipulation of living materials... - More More

by Margherita Fronte, 20 February 2015 Permalink

The Fungus of Design
See also: lectures in Le idee e la Materia and A Matter of Design
Categories Design, biotechnology

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
Read also: Our Newsletter and Subscribe!

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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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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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

Prof. Claus Offe at Sustainable Consumption Research and Action Initiative

The SCORAI Colloquium on Consumption and Social Change is a regular gathering of academics and policy professionals concerned with social change. The Colloquium examines and synthesizes theories and empirical experiences of social change from a wide range of disciplinary perspectives. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 12 May 2014 Permalink

cc - photo by russellstreet from Flickr
Categories Energy, Sustainability

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

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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

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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

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Beyond Alternative Food Networks, a book review

Long time Bassetti Foundation collaborator Cristina Grasseni recently published her latest book 'Beyond Alternative Food Networks; Italy's solidarity purchase groups'. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 22 January 2014 Permalink

Beyond Alternative Food Networks

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

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.

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 2013 SAGE Conference: Place, Politics & Potential

The 2013 SAGE Conference: Place, Politics & Potential, was held on November 9th and 10th 2013 in Worcester Massachusetts, and Jonny Hankins attended on behalf of the Bassetti Foundation. - More More

by Jonny Hankins, 6 December 2013 Permalink

The 2013 SAGE Conference: Place, Politics & Potential

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

From Made In Italy to Make In Italy

Closing day of our Innovation with Beauty conference, which brought to the foreground the Italian makers that embody this productive revolution. - More More

by Francesco Bassetti, 26 June 2013 Permalink

From Made In Italy to Make In Italy

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

From Taylorism to Tailor Made

From Taylorism To Taylor Made brought together illustrious speakers that have formed the groundwork for the makers productive revolution. - More More

by Francesco Bassetti, 23 June 2013 Permalink

From Taylorism to Tailor Made

Breakfast at the Italian Consulate

Breakfast at the Italian Consul, including speeches by Mauro Battocchi and Piero Bassetti outlining the goals and objectives of the coming events. - More More

by Francesco Bassetti, 23 June 2013 Permalink

Breakfast at the Italian Consulate

The New Italian Design at The Academy of Arts

The Triennale exhibit entitled 'The New Italian Design' and held at the Academy of Arts, the biggest and most important Design school in the US was a great success. - More More

by Francesco Bassetti, 23 June 2013 Permalink

The New Italian Design at The Academy of Arts

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

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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

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

cc - by Doug Zwick from Flickr

Achieving the Improbable, Innovating with Beauty

THE CONSULATE GENERAL OF ITALY AND THE ITALIAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE IN SAN FRANCISCO are proud to present MAKING IN ITALY / MAKING IN USA Artigianship, Technology and Design INNOVATING WITH BEAUTY - More More

by Redazione FGB, 6 May 2013 Permalink

FGB at ItalyinUS 2013

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

The Karp Laboratory for Advanced Biomaterials and Stem Cell Based Therapeutics

In this article Jonny Hankins describes his visit to the Karp laboratory in Cambridge. - More More

by Jonny Hankins, 12 April 2013 Permalink

Porcupine Quill Demonstration
Categories biotechnology, genetics

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

The Future of Energy at Harvard University

In this post Jonny Hankins reviews the first in a lecture series entitled The future of Energy at Harvard University. - More More

by Jonny Hankins, 8 March 2013 Permalink

cc - from Flickr
Categories Energy, Lecture

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

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Read also: Our publications and Intellectual Property and Responsibility interview with Mario Biagioli

Nuffield Council on Bioethics Biotechnologies Report

In December of last year the Nuffield Council on Bioethics published a report entitled Emerging Biotechnologies: technology, choice and the public good. In this post Jonny Hankins reviews the report and its findings and recommendations. - More More

by Jonny Hankins, 18 January 2013 Permalink

Emerging biotechnologies report

Global Risk 2012, World Economic Forum Report

Recently the World Economic Forum released its Global Risk 2012 report, the seventh in an annual series of such reports and an initiative of their Risk Response Network. In this article Jonny Hankins outlines their findings and conclusions. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 7 January 2013 Permalink

Centers of Gravity and Risk Interconnections
Categories Report, Risk

Risk and Responsibility in Innovation. Videos.

On November 27, 2012 at Università Bocconi, Michael Bruch held a lecture on the role insurers can play in the development of innovative technologies such as nanotechnologies. Here the videos and other materials. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 4 January 2013 Permalink

Lecture by Michael Bruch

Risk and Responsibility in Innovation.

On November 27, 2012 at Università Bocconi, Michael Bruch, Head of Research & Development - Risk Consulting at Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty (AGCS) and risk expert at the Allianz Center for Technology (AZT), held a lecture on the role insurers can play in the development of innovative technologies such as nanotechnologies. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 4 January 2013 Permalink

Michael Bruch

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

A Handbook for Responsible Innovation

It is a collection of articles written by Jonny Hankins over the last 2 years. The handbook is divided into 'macro arguments': synthetic biology and nanotechnology, bioethics and information and knowledge, with the opening chapter offering an overview of developments in thinking around responsible innovation. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 6 December 2012 Permalink

A Handbook for Responsible Innovation

Commercial Drone Management and Regulation

Drones have become much smaller and cheaper and this has lead to suggestions that their use on mass will present privacy issues for the general public. - More More

by Jonny Hankins, 8 November 2012 Permalink

cc - by sam_churchill from Flickr

November 2012. The Revamped Bassetti Foundation Website

Dear readers, surfers and collaborators, after 6 years we are redesigning, and we ask your opinions. The new site is still a work in progress, we merely ask you to go and visit the pages. You will find the same articles presented slightly differently, and many new ways to find and reach them. - More More

by Alessandro Scoscia, Redazione FGB, Tommaso Correale Santacroce, 6 November 2012 Permalink

cc - onda nel mare - by tomcorsan
Categories This web site

Battle for the Internet

Earlier this year the Guardian newspaper ran an interesting series entitled 'Battle for the Internet'. The series is available online and makes a very interesting read. - More More

by Jonny Hankins, 5 November 2012 Permalink

cc - work by Surian Soosay ssoosay from Flickr
Categories Internet

The work of the Observatory for Responsible Innovation

In this article we take a look at the work of the Observatory for Responsible Innovation, based at Mines ParisTech's engineering school in Paris, France. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 30 October 2012 Permalink

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How Automation is Changing the Economy, a Debate.

In this post Jonny Hankins reviews a live discussion forum entitled "The New Economy: How Automation is Changing the Game". - More More

by Jonny Hankins, 8 October 2012 Permalink

cc - by Jonny Hankins

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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Smart Cities course

Harvard Graduate school of Design offers a course entitled Smart Cities: An introduction to urban Integrated Networked Solutions, and may well be one of the leading exponents of responsible innovation through design. - More More

by Jonny Hankins, 13 September 2012 Permalink

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Read also: Design-Push Innovation: Changing Accepted Meanings, an interview with Roberto Verganti
Categories Design

Harvard's Journalist's Resource Center

At the University of Harvard staff have created a Journalist's Resource Center, in order to provide writers with access to reports that may help them in their work. - More More

by Jonny Hankins, 7 September 2012 Permalink

cc - photo by bupowski from Flickr
Read also: I nuovi traguardi dell'open science by Angela Simone
Categories Site

Entrepreneurship and Technical Change, a Book Review

In this article Jonny Hankins reviews the book Entrepreneurship and Technological Change, edited by Lucio Cassia, Tommaso Minola and Stefano Paleari. - More More

by Jonny Hankins, 16 August 2012 Permalink

cc - photo by Brookhaven National Laboratory from Flickr
Categories Publications, Recensioni

Super seeing, US Military Eye Enhancement

Last week the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera published an article about US military use of Laser treatment to enhance vision. - More More

by Jonny Hankins, 2 August 2012 Permalink

cc - by richard winchell from Flickr
Categories enhancement

Some Responsible Design Projects

In this post I would like to point readers towards some interesting design projects that I have come across during my online research and my travels around the US and Europe. - More More

by Jonny Hankins, 26 July 2012 Permalink

cc - photo by Joimson from Flickr

Uncertainty and disquiet

The call for papers "Who is Responsible" has invited ethnographic reflections on the diverse meanings and use of a term, "responsibility" which  "has become such a conspicuous terms in contemporary thought styles", to highlight its salience in contemporary culture and governance. - More More

by Cristina Grasseni, 23 July 2012 Permalink

cc - photo by See Wah Cheng from Flickr

Fukushima Report Released

In this article Jonny Hankins takes a look at The Official Report of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Committee. - More More

by Jonny Hankins, 13 July 2012 Permalink

cc - by antjeverena from Flickr
Categories Report

23andMe Awarded Their First Patent

Following on from my post about my attendance at the Architecture for Life conference at the Kennedy School of Government I would like to direct readers to a very interesting and informative article. - More More

by Jonny Hankins, 2 July 2012 Permalink

cc - image by EMSL from flickr
Categories biotechnology

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

cc - photo by Telstar Logistics from Flickr

Launch of the UCS Center for Science and Democracy

On Thursday May 17th 2012 Jonny Hankins attended the launch of The Union of Concerned Scientists' Center for Science and Democracy. This is his report - More More

by Jonny Hankins, 8 June 2012 Permalink

cc - photo by toastforbrekkie from Flickr

The potential role of science communication in Pakistan

Public communication of science and technology is generating knowledge and a rapid awareness in a variety of areas including rural, agro-based and related disciplines. Quick scientific and technical packages are developed for dissemination to the pertinent clients mostly located in countryside areas. - More More

by Saima Siddiqui, 5 June 2012 Permalink

The potential role of science communication in Pakistan

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

cc - photo by Shiny Things from Flickr

Architecture and public science communication

by Patricia Ríos Cabello. The role of aesthetics and design in science and technology museum. The collaboration of scientists, architects, and the public itself, must be kept in mind as an asset to communicate scientific knowledge and promote public engagement. - More More

by Patricia Ríos Cabello, 25 May 2012 Permalink

Patricia Ríos Cabello

'It feels like the right thing to do': ethical perspectives of open science

by Ann Grand. Open science. Developed partly as a practical means to support multi-site and multi-national collaborations, it also embodies a philosophical approach to the conduct of science. - More More

by Ann Grand, 24 May 2012 Permalink

Ann Grand - cc - photo by tomcorsan

Responsibility and Communication at PCST 2012 - part 2

In Florence on 20th April 2012 the Bassetti Foundation organized a seminar as part of the Public Communication of Science and Technology Conference (PCST 2012). This international conference hosted scientists, delegates from scientific institutions, researchers and journalists. What follows is a review of the papers and video of the seminar. - More More

by Margherita Fronte, 22 May 2012 Permalink

cc - by DailyPic from Flickr

Responsibility and Communication at PCST 2012 - part 1

In Florence on 20th April 2012 the Bassetti Foundation organized a seminar as part of the Public Communication of Science and Technology Conference (PCST 2012). This international conference hosted scientists, delegates from scientific institutions, researchers and journalists. What follows is a review of the papers and video of the seminar. - More More

by Margherita Fronte, 22 May 2012 Permalink

cc - by DailyPic from Flickr

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

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

cc - photo by micahb37 from Flickr

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

cc - photo by micahb37 from Flickr

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

cc - photo by micahb37 from Flickr

Safeguarding Venice, the Mose Project

On March 20th 2012 MIT hosted an event entitled 'The Safeguarding of Venice and its Lagoon: The Mose System' and Jonny Hankins was present as representative of the Bassetti Foundation. - More More

by Jonny Hankins, Redazione FGB, 24 April 2012 Permalink

cc - photo by gioberto09 from Flickr
Categories Sustainability

A Conversation with Pallavi Phartiyal - part 2

In this post Jonny Hankins speaks to Pallavi Phartiyal of the Union of Concerned Scientists about their new Center for Science and Democracy. (Part 2) - More More

by Jonny Hankins, 12 April 2012 Permalink

Pallavi Phartiyal

A Conversation with Pallavi Phartiyal - part 1

In this post Jonny Hankins speaks to Pallavi Phartiyal of the Union of Concerned Scientists about their new Center for Science and Democracy. - More More

by Jonny Hankins, 12 April 2012 Permalink

Pallavi Phartiyal

International Public Communication of Science and Technology Conference

Notes on the Bassetti Foundation promoted panel in Florence, Italy, 20th April 2012. In drawing the framework for the seminar we began from a passage that we retain necessary, that of the passage from the individual responsibility held by the communicator to the stronger collective responsibility of the system. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 6 April 2012 Permalink

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Categories Conference

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

cc - photo by PNNL - Pacific Northwest National Laboratory - from Flick

Layers of Uncertainty

A report from the third Science Technology Policy Crossroads symposium at the Harvard University Science Centre. The symposium was entitled 'Layers of Uncertainty: Conversations on the role of uncertainty in science and technology policy'. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 8 March 2012 Permalink

cc - photo by Mathieu Struck from Flickr
Read also: La società del rischio by Giuseppe O. Longo

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

Mapping Controversies, an interview with Vincent Antonin Lepinay

Mapping Controversies in Science and Technology for Politics is the title of an EU sponsored project. Jonny Hankins interviewed Vincent Antonin Lepinay, lecturer on the course. - More More

by Jonny Hankins, 30 January 2012 Permalink

Vincent Antonin Lepinay

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

Ethics, Human Enhancement and Genetics. Report and Video

by Virginia Sanchini. The aim of the workshop was to investigate how the latest progress in biotechnologies impacts our understanding of the traditional matters of moral and political philosophy. Report, Video and Photos. - More More

by Virginia Sanchini, 9 December 2011 Permalink

Helena Siipi, Nicole Voncent, Soren Holm, Chistopher Wareham

A discussion with Congressman Michael E. Capuano - part 2

In this Jonny Hankins talks to Congressman Michael E. Capuano, whose territory in Boston hosts some of the biggest names in research and innovation today. Part 2 - More More

by Redazione FGB, 24 October 2011 Permalink

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A discussion with Congressman Michael E. Capuano - part 1

In this Jonny Hankins talks to Congressman Michael E. Capuano, whose territory in Boston hosts some of the biggest names in research and innovation today. Part 1 - More More

by Redazione FGB, 24 October 2011 Permalink

cc - photo by TechSavi from Flickr

Innovating Food

In the light of the 'Innovating Food, Innovating the Law' conference taking place in Piacenza this weekend, we take a look at the history of the food argument on this website. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 13 October 2011 Permalink

cc - photo by CIMMYT from flickr
Categories Bioethics, Food and Feed

Dan Sperber. New ways to describe and structure the societies

by Angela Simone. As if it were recently invented, the word interdisciplinarity can ever more regularly be heard in discussions both outside and within academia. After years of pushing towards... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 29 August 2011 Permalink

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Categories Lecture

Dan Sperber at the European Congress of Analytic Philosophy

The Giannino Bassetti Foundation is presenting a lecture by Dan Sperber within the framework of the seventh European Congress of Analytic Philosophy - More More

by Redazione FGB, 27 August 2011 Permalink

cc - photo by thewind da Flickr
Categories Lecture

A discussion with Marta Milani about sport

In view of the news that South African athlete Oscar Pistorius (often referred to as blade runner due to his prosthetic limbs) has run the qualifying time for the 2012 Olympics in London, Jonny Hankins speaks to Italian National 400 metre runner Marta Milani about the human body, technology in sports and their effects upon performance. - More More

by Jonny Hankins, 20 July 2011 Permalink

Marta Milani
Categories Interviews

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

cc - foto tomcorsan - Margareth Curnutte

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

Prof. Colin Sage on Food and McMeekin

The following comment was written and sent to the Bassetti Foundation by Prof. Colin Sage, senior lecturer within the Geography Department at University College Cork, and refers to the interview with Prof. Andrew McMeekin posted on this site on 20th april 2011. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 26 May 2011 Permalink

cc - photo by Colodio from Flickr

Notes from the Responsible Innovation Conference

The Responsible Innovation conference, held in Den Haag April 18-19, 2011, was a milestone in discussions of responsible innovation. - More More

by Jeff Ubois, 17 May 2011 Permalink

program cover Responsible Innovation Conference
Categories Innovation, Policy

Responsibility and innovation: a business perspective (part 2)

In March 2011 prof. Andrew McMeekin was kind enough to participate in a conversation with Jonny Hankins in which he discussed (amongst other things) innovation, responsibility, sustainability and governance. This is the second part. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 21 April 2011 Permalink

cc - photo by hijukal from Flickr
Categories Interviews

Responsibility and innovation: a business perspective

In March 2011 prof. Andrew McMeekin was kind enough to participate in a conversation with Jonny Hankins in which he discussed (amongst other things) innovation, responsibility, sustainability and governance. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 20 April 2011 Permalink

cc - photo by hijukal from Flickr
Categories Interviews

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

Responsible Innovation / Sustainable Innovation

This is the paper that Jeff Ubois presented last November 2010 at the Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association. The presentation was part of the panel organized by Cristina Orsatti entitled 'Sustainable Innovations: Forging Partnerships, Knowledge Exchange, And Reciprocity'. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 2 February 2011 Permalink

Jeff Ubois
Read also: Jeff Ubois' blog
Categories Conference

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

2010 - That was the year that was

2010 was a busy year for the Foundation. Several meetings were held at the foundation conference suite in Milan and members of the staff traveled widely in order to participate... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 7 January 2011 Permalink

2010 - Cosa è stato nell'anno che è stato
Read also: the similar article in 2009

The 'moral imperative' of biotech food

Among the many U.S. diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks is one that details U.S. pressure on the Vatican to change its stance on agricultural biotechnology. U.S. officials stated "We will continue to press the "moral imperative" of biotech... - More More

by Jeff Ubois, 4 January 2011 Permalink

screen capture of WikiLeaks
Categories Policy, biotechnology

Sustainable Innovation at the American Anthropological Association (AAA)

Last week the American Anthropological Association (AAA) hosted a discussion about sustainable innovation. Grounded in observations of social practice in particular localities, two points were particularly striking. One was the close relationship between responsibility and sustainability; to be responsible, innovation must be sustainable... - More More

by Jeff Ubois, 2 December 2010 Permalink

session - sustainable innovation
Categories Innovation, Policy, Sociology

Change makers

by Peter Goldmark. On the Changemakers site, if you click through to Competitions, you will find a series of global competitions seeking proposals to "change" or "improve" a particular system, or approach a specific problem, sponsored usually by a corporation or non-profit agency. - More More

by Peter Goldmark, 11 November 2010 Permalink

logo Ashoka

Practicing Responsibilities: social engagement, controversy and innovation

At the Trento EASST conference, held 1-4th September 2010, workshop/track 32. "Practicing Responsibilities" was co-chaired by Cristina Grasseni (University of Bergamo / Bassetti  Foundation); Luca Guzzetti (University of Genova) and Giuseppe Pellegrini (University of Padova) within the theme "social engagement, controversy and innovation". - More More

by Redazione FGB, 4 November 2010 Permalink

logo EASST 2010
Categories Responsibility

Citizen Science

In this posting Jonny Hankins takes a look at the phenomena of citizen science, its history and possible future. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 11 October 2010 Permalink

cc - photo by sgrace from Flickr

Preventative governance

On Wednesday 7th July, Professor David Guston of the Arizona State University presented the work of the CSPO (Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes) and the CSN-ASU (Center for Nanotechnology in Society at Arizona State University) at an invitation seminar held here at the Bassetti Foundation... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 16 July 2010 Permalink

cc - David H. Guston

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

Different forms of expertise

On Monday 3rd of May a seminar was held in The Bassetti Foundation conference suite with Dr Wiebe E. Bijker, Professor of Technology and Society at The University of Maastricht in Holland. we now make the video and audio recordings of the seminar available in English. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 12 May 2010 Permalink

video e slide - Bijker
Read also: Il ruolo degli esperti nella democrazia by Margherita Fronte

Memory and Responsibility

Last month, with the support of the Bassetti Foundation, more than 60 people met at the Internet Archive in San Francisco to discuss the future of personal digital archives and the implications of innovations and new technologies related to personal and collective memory. ... - More More

by Jeff Ubois, 24 March 2010 Permalink

photo by Eneas from Flickr

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

Practicing Responsibility

In the imminence of the deadline for submitting abstracts (15th March) I bring to our readers' attention the following call for papers, co-organised by the Bassetti Foundation, for a session at the next EASST conference (European Association for the Study of Science and Technology), which will take place in Trento, September 2-4th 2010, in collaboration with STS Italia. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 1 March 2010 Permalink

EASST010
Categories Responsibility

That was the year that was

2009 was a busy year for the foundation. The following review aims at giving the reader an overview of the foundation's work by looking at its involvement in conferences, seminars, publications, education and the promotion of debate throughout the year. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 17 January 2010 Permalink

FGB
Read also: FGB Newsletter

A short review: Conversations On Innovation, Power And Responsibility

Last week we put online a new publication of the Foundation Bassetti entitled "Conversations On Innovation, Power And Responsibility", written by Jeff Ubois and available in hard copy, downloadable pdf or Issuu (on line) versions. It is a resume' of conversations conducted between Mr Ubois and 12 internationally renowned innovators and thinkers - More More

by Redazione FGB, 8 January 2010 Permalink

Review - Conversations on Innovation, Power and Responsibility

New Publication from FGB: Conversations on Innovation, Power and Responsibility

The Fondazione Giannino Bassetti's new publication, Conversations on Innovation, Power and Responsibility highlights approaches to responsibility in innovation taken by leading practitioners in disruptive fields. - More More

by Jeff Ubois, 2 January 2010 Permalink

Conversations on Innovation, Power and Responsibility
Categories Books, Innovation, Policy

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

Notes from EPIC 2009: Innovation as a commodity

In September I went to Chicago for the Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference (EPIC 2009). EPIC draws from a mix of different communities, including design, computing, social science, and anthropology as conducted in academic and corporate research settings. - More More

by Jeff Ubois, 19 November 2009 Permalink

EPIC 2009
Categories Media

"Where are we going?"

The ironic title above hints at the fact that after many years of communication through our own site we have decided to spread the argument of responsibility and innovation through various social networking websites. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 12 November 2009 Permalink

photo by theilr in Flickr
Read also: more depth and Request for Comments on our site.

Towards Transparency -- or Lysenkoism?

Transparency and discussions of values would seem to be a cornerstone of responsibility in innovation. But to be effective, questions and processes of disclosure intended to foster transparency need to focus on those areas where conflicts of interest are meaningful. - More More

by Jeff Ubois, 4 November 2009 Permalink

photo by Tamurello from Flickr
Categories Innovation, Policy

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

Bio-orthopaedics between innovation and health policies

An interview with Alberto Gobbi. Maria Cristina Paganoni proposes an interview about the current cutting-edge research on regeneration therapies in cartilage damage, the relevant opportunities for a strategic rethinking on health policy in this area, and its impact on the social and collective thinking about issues of health and self care. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 29 July 2009 Permalink

Bio-orthopaedics between innovation and health policies

Media, Innovation, and Bioethics

Media play a major role in the healthcare system, affecting medical research, public policy, clinical practice, and self care. Many of the goals of bioethical practice, including patient wellness, patient... - More More

by Jeff Ubois, 9 July 2009 Permalink

Media, Innovation, and Bioethics
Categories Media, biotechnology

Humanizing Tomorrow's Biomedicine

The Bassetti Foundation is pleased to announce its association with and participation at the 13th International Intensive Course in Bioethics entitled Humanizing Tomorrow's Biomedicine, that takes place between the 13th to the 24th of July 2009 in Udine, Italy. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 4 July 2009 Permalink

Università di Udine

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

The mechanization of Empathy in Health Care - 2. Takanori Shibata

Second part of the report on "technology and empathy in the context of health care" held in January. During the conference, Dr. Shibata presented essential aspects of the idea of a "Robot Therapy". Dr. Shibata is Senior Researcher at Japan's Institute of Advanced Industrial Sciences and Technology AIST (Tsukuba, Japan). He is the inventor of PARO. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 8 May 2009 Permalink

PARO

Nature, New Yorker on Cognitive Enhancement

Back in December, Nature published a remarkable editorial, Towards Responsible Use of Cognitive-enhancing Drugs by the Healthy, that concludes "Safe and effective cognitive enhancers will benefit both the individual and society...But it would also be foolish to ignore problems that such use of drugs could create or exacerbate." - More More

by Jeff Ubois, 5 May 2009 Permalink

C_Gallagher_SPL

Scott Berkun on Responsibility and Resistance

Scott Berkun is the author of The Myths of Innovation, which examines common pre- and mis-conceptions about innovation, and Making Things Happen, a book about project management. In this wide ranging discussion, Berkun offers some useful definitions of innovation, discusses resistance to innovation, and outlines some ideas on corporate responsibility (and irresponsibility). - More More

by Jeff Ubois, 14 April 2009 Permalink

Scott Berkun
See also: New science and new politics by Piero Bassetti
Categories Books, Interview

The Marrakech Process on sustainable consumption and production

Interpreting responsibility as sustainability, Jonny Hankins takes a look at a global project coordinated by the United Nations and going by the name of the Marrakech project. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 10 April 2009 Permalink

image by Venfield
Read also: Ethical Leadership by Ervin Laszlo and By Any Other Name in Jeff Ubois' blog.
Categories Sustainability

Springer Handbook of Robotics

On February 5, the "Springer Handbook of Robotics" by Bruno Siciliano and Oussama Khatib has won two awards "PROS Awards 2008". Prose Awards are the American equivalent of the Oscar awards in the scientific and professional field. Inside, a chapter of Veruggio and Operto entitled "Roboethics: Social and Ethical Implications of Robotics" which discusses the basic principles of roboethics, new ethics applied to robotics and robot lemmas. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 19 March 2009 Permalink

Springer Handbook of Robotics
Categories Publications

The mechanization of Empathy in Health Care - 1. Maja J. Matarić

On January 24, 2009 was held at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto an international workshop on "technology and empathy in the context of health care". Given the thematic orientation of this blog, the followsing report will concentrate on the second half of the workshop (centered on the relational implications of the therapeutic use of robots) that was organized around the interventions of two internationally recognised pioneers in the therapeutic use of robots. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 3 March 2009 Permalink

Maja J. Matarić

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

Regulating nanotechnology through private actors?

by Brice Laurent. While some public officials claim that the potential risks of nanotechnology will be managed as early as possible, numerous questions are raised about the relevance of existing regulation for the many different nano-products. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 23 February 2009 Permalink

nanoproduct

Judith Estrin: Closing the Innovation Gap

In this wide ranging interview, Estrin explains how business and political leaders can embrace policies that embody the values associated with innovation - openness, risk, questioning, persistence, and trust. And she warns that recent changes in business and government practice are putting innovation in the U.S. at risk. - More More

by Jeff Ubois, 30 January 2009 Permalink

Judith Estrin
See also: Innovation and Politics by Piero Bassetti
Categories Policy, Sociology

Asking the relevant questions about public participation

by Brice Laurent. Participatory experiments in nanotechnology have been numerous, but their outcomes are uncertain. Some have criticized the little interest these mechanisms have received in policy circles. The Grenoble case is telling for that matter. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 28 January 2009 Permalink

photo: andymiah - by Flickr

On the Media and Innovation: an Interview with Scott Kirsner

As an observer of innovation across the domains life sciences, clean technology, and media, Kirsner has explored the attraction to and fear of innovation present in many large institutions, and uncovered numerous examples of innovation that reveal aspects of innovators' responsibilities, as well as the deep ambivalence many companies have about innovation. - More More

by Jeff Ubois, 2 December 2008 Permalink

Scott Kirsner
Categories Interview

Responsible Innovation and Participatory Democracy. Daniel P. Mulhollan in FGB

Daniel Mulhollan, Director of the Congressional Research Service at the Library of the US Congress, will be the guest of the Giannino Bassetti Foundation in Milan on 3rd December 2008, within the scientific framework of the research project I forum consultivi come strumento di fiducia, promoted by IRER - the Regional Research Institute of Lombardy. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 28 November 2008 Permalink

Daniel P. Mulhollan

Is biotechnological research in Italy a chimera? (Second part)

The second part of the interview conducted by Cristina Grasseni with Giovanna Lazzari e Cesare Galli at the Laboratory of Reproduction Technology in Cremona (Italy) in which many points of fundamental importance for a serious contemporary debate on responsibility and innovation emerge. - (post in Italian) - More More

by Redazione FGB, 26 November 2008 Permalink

La ricerca presso il Laboratorio di Tecnologie della Riproduzione di Porcellasco
Categories genetics

European Food Safety Authority is launching a public consultation

EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) is launching a public consultation on its draft scientific opinion on the Potential Risks Arising from Nanoscience and Nanotechnologies on Food and Feed safety and the Environment. The work follows a request from the European Commission (EC) to EFSA for advice on this issue in 2007. EFSA's opinion will help inform consideration of any future EU measures in relation to nanotechnologies in the food and feed area. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 25 November 2008 Permalink

European Food Safety Authority

What's the social and ethical responsibility of basic science?

by Maximilian Fochler. At the Euroscience Open Forum 2008 in Barcelona a group of leading scholars from the sciences, as well as from the interdisciplinary field of Social Studies of Science (STS), gathered to debate the social and ethical responsibility of basic research - a question of vital importance for wider debates on how contemporary societies may best govern processes of innovation and their ethical and social implications. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 21 October 2008 Permalink

Maximilian Fochler
Categories Forum

Is biotechnological research in Italy a chimera? An interview with Giovanna Lazzari and Cesare Galli

Research originality, an experimental approach and leadership within the scientific community has brought the Laboratory of Reproduction Technology (Cremona, Italy) to the cutting edge of scientific innovation regarding the cloning of breeding animals (above all with cows, horses and pigs). Giovana Lazzari and Cesare Galli were asked about the nature of the Laboratory of Reproduction Technology, their current activities and the new challenges they will have to face. - (post in Italian) - More More

by Redazione FGB, 8 October 2008 Permalink

Laboratory of Reproduction Technology (Cremona, Italy)
See also: Opinione pubblica, biotecnologie e "società del rischio" a research by Poster-FGB, the Call for Comments on biotechnology and the 'Topics' published on 2000/2002: Biotecnologie e Ingegneria genetica (2001-2002) and Biotecnologie e Ingegneria genetica (2000-2002)
Categories genetics

About the Anthropology of globalization (2)

The essay by Monica Lindh de Montoya "Il mercato come specchio o modello. Come i commercianti riconfigurano le transazioni economiche e sociali in un'economia rurale" (The market as a mirror and model. How merchants re-frame economic and social transactions in a rural economy), first published in 1999, investigates cultural change in an agricultural community in Bailadores, Venezuela, fueled by vegetable and particularly garlic production for the national market. A reading by Guido Carlotto and comment by Valentina Porcellana. - (post in Italian) - More More

by Redazione FGB, 26 September 2008 Permalink

Copertina del libro di Sapelli edito da Mondadori
Categories anthropology

What are the nature and functions of artificial agents?

These are the questions we use when we first interview a researcher. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 19 September 2008 Permalink

Interview
Categories Artificial Empathy

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

About the Anthropology of globalization

Some brief thoughts about the essay "Per l'antropologia economica: culture e pratiche nella divisione sociale del lavoro" (For an economic anthropology: culture and practice in the social division of work), that opens the volume "Antropologia della globalizzazione" (The Anthropology of Globalization) proposed by Giulio Sapelli - (post in Italian) - More More

by Redazione FGB, 5 September 2008 Permalink

book by Sapelli
See also: Storicizzare la scienza, Una nuova educazione per il futuro della biosfera and the review of Panzarani's book "L'innovazione a colori".
Categories anthropology

Report I - Communication Robots ATR

On January 26 we visited ATR (Advanced Telecomunication Research Institute International) a Japanese company of which some branches are specialised in the production of robots and whose headquarters are located close to Kyoto. Our interlocutor was Dr. Takayuki Kanda who gave us a a warm reception and detailed description of the research dedicated to in robots destined to social use. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 4 August 2008 Permalink

Robovie

Artificial Empathy: a research diary.

Today's sciences of the artificial extend all the way to the domain of emotions. The recent re-inclusion of the emotional dimension within cognition, in the scientific trend that considers knowing as a form of doing - constructing, creating, fabricating - transforms our understanding of cognitive processes. In our we present the (relatively still brute) result of our encounters with researchers in the field of artificial agents and empathy, in order to receive comments and criticisms and initiate discussions from which we will profit, and where visitors of the Foundation's website can gain information and participate in shared reflection. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 3 August 2008 Permalink

empathy
Categories Artificial Empathy

Without risk there is no progress

In this his second posting on nanotechnology, Jonny Hankins looks at the work of the International Risk Governence Council, their white paper on risk governance and their policy brief on nanotechnology risk governance. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 29 July 2008 Permalink

IRGC: International Risk Governence Council
See also: Governance and participation in nanotechnology and the interview with Christine Peterson of the Foresight Institute on Nanotechnology (by Jeff Ubois)
Categories Nanotechnology

Deepening The Public Conversation Around Bioethics (part 2)

In this discussion, Murray sheds light on different thinking processes useful in assessing ethical questions and innovation; particular developments in medicine and biotechnology related to sports and human enhancement; and on the Hastings Center's operations and influence. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 7 July 2008 Permalink

Thomas Murray

Deepening The Public Conversation Around Bioethics (part 1)

In this discussion, Murray sheds light on different thinking processes useful in assessing ethical questions and innovation; particular developments in medicine and biotechnology related to sports and human enhancement; and on the Hastings Center's operations and influence. - More More

by Jeff Ubois, 3 July 2008 Permalink

Thomas Murray

Robotics. A new science

On 20th February an important conference on robotics took place in Rome entitled "Robotics: A New Science". The event was conceived as a seminar whose objective was that of discussing the contemporary development of robotics within the framework of recent scientific and technological developments in the informatics, telecommunication, software and electronics sectors. In this article Fiorella Operto explains the principal points of discussion. - More More

by Fiorella Operto, 15 May 2008 Permalink

Big Dog
Categories Roboethics

By Any Other Name

For people new to the work of the Bassetti Foundation, the concept of "responsibility in innovation" can be somewhat elusive. But like most other general concepts, responsibility in innovation is reflected in a wide variety of disciplines, though often by other names. For example... - More More

by Jeff Ubois, 8 May 2008 Permalink

earth administration

The Politics of Science and the re-definition of democracy (part 2)

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. (Part 2) - More More

by Mariachiara Tallacchini, 28 April 2008 Permalink

Sheila Jasanoff

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

Governance and participation in nanotechnology

This is the first of a number of postings that Jonny Hankins will devote to nanotechnologies, their novelty in technoscientific society and their impact on our thinking of responsible innovation. Here, a first look at informative websites and newsletters on nanotechnologies, societal impact and decision making. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 7 April 2008 Permalink

nanotechnology
See also: interviews with Christine Peterson of the Foresight Institute on Nanotechnology and with Lawrence Gasman, cofounder of NanoMarkets (by Jeff Ubois)

Design-Push Innovation: Changing Accepted Meanings (part 2)

An interview with Roberto Verganti (part 2). In this interview, we discuss different types of design innovation, ranging from incremental approaches (such as user-centered design) to more radical, "design-push" innovations that change the meaning associated with products and services. But how can responsibility can be assessed in the context of different types of design innovation? What is the new roles for media, political, and corporate leaders? Can product liability drive greater responsibility in innovation? - More More

by Jeff Ubois, 21 March 2008 Permalink

Roberto Verganti

Design-Push Innovation: Changing Accepted Meanings (part 1)

An interview with Roberto Verganti. In this interview, we discuss different types of design innovation, ranging from incremental approaches (such as user-centered design) to more radical, "design-push" innovations that change the meaning associated with products and services. But how can responsibility can be assessed in the context of different types of design innovation? What is the new roles for media, political, and corporate leaders? Can product liability drive greater responsibility in innovation? - More More

by Jeff Ubois, 19 March 2008 Permalink

Roberto Verganti
Categories Design

Building a bridge between science and society

By Roberta Gabbatore. On Thursday 14th February 2008 in the splendid setting of the ex monastery of Saint Augustine (now part of the University) in Bergamo's upper town the conference "Building a bridge between science and society. Looking for the foundations of the communication of science" took place. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 27 February 2008 Permalink

conference: Building a bridge between science and society. Looking for the foundations of the communication of science

New Rites For Democracy?

On February 15th 2008, at the premises of the Bassetti Foundation in Milan, the sociologist of science Brian Wynne opened the seminar chaired by Piero Bassetti and Mariachiara Tallacchini about the report for the European Commission, Taking European Society Seriously (2007), now translated in Italian under the auspices of the Bassetti Foundation (Scienza e Governance. La società europea della conoscenza presa sul serio. Rubbettino, 2008). What follows is my own reconstruction of the main arguments and issues raised at the seminar. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 27 February 2008 Permalink

the sociologist of science Brian Wynne opened the seminar chaired by Piero Bassetti and Mariachiara Tallacchini
Categories Responsibility

A seminar on governance and science at the Bassetti Foundation in Milan

On Friday 15th February 2008, at the premises of the Bassetti Foundation in Milan, Piero Bassetti opened the seminar on Science and Governance introducing Brian Wynne, chairman of the work group that produced the report "Taking European Knowledge Society Seriously" for the European Commission, and Mariachiara Tallacchini, a member of the group and translator of the report into Italian. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 21 February 2008 Permalink

seminario sulla governance della scienza alla FGB

Robotics: a new science

The International Symposium "Robotics: a new science" takes place on Wednesday 20th of February 2008 at Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei in Via Della Lungara 10 in Rome. The conference is... - More More

by Fiorella Operto, Jonny Hankins, Redazione FGB, 16 February 2008 Permalink

Nanorobot

Science and Governance: the provocation of responsibility.

Conversation with Mariachiara Tallacchini. "Within the cultural horizons of the European Commission the STS point of view was missing; no report had ever used the science and technology studies perspective. Nicole Dewandre who was in charge of Science and Governance within the Directorate General for Research, was given the mandate to commission an expert group coordinated by Brian Wynne, which could be the European and international expression of this approach. [...] Our thesis is that the public fear of science is not produced by a deficit of knowledge, but by the doubts that the citizens feel in relation to the institutions themselves..." - More More

by Redazione FGB, 9 February 2008 Permalink

interview with Mariachiara Tallacchini

Science and Governance: the EU report on Science and Governance presented at FGB

The driving force of the science on the economic and social development compelled politics and laws to set rules for the technoscience and its innumerable deployments. The "Science and Governance Taking European Knowledge Society Seriously" Report, committed by the European Commission, meet the exigence of reflecting in a responsible way about the links between science and society. The Italian transalation will be presented at the Giannino Bassetti Foundation headquarters by the science sociologist Brian Wynne and by the jurist Mariachiara Tallacchini. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 1 February 2008 Permalink

Brian Wynne

Dr. Ronald Arkin on Roboethics and Responsibility (part 3)

(...continues from the previous entry) Ubois: Do you see -- I mean, another direction I could see this going is in the ways the lines between warfare and law enforcement... - More More

by Jeff Ubois, 18 January 2008 Permalink

Ronald Arkin
Categories Interview, Roboethics

Dr. Ronald Arkin on Roboethics and Responsibility (part 2)

(...continues from the previous entry) Ubois: It's an interesting question of when should you essentially exit a field or exit certain social or power structures, because you can't abide by... - More More

by Jeff Ubois, 15 January 2008 Permalink

Ronald Arkin
Categories Interview, Roboethics

Dr. Ronald Arkin on Roboethics and Responsibility (part 1)

Dr. Ronald Arkin is a Professor in the College of Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and Director of the Mobile Robot Laboratory. In this discussion, he outlines the... - More More

by Jeff Ubois, 12 January 2008 Permalink

Ronald Arkin
Categories Interview, Roboethics

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

Of flies and forests: putting laboratory work in its social context (part 2)

The second part of the Interview with Sophie Houdart: "we debated on the many links between the ethnography of science and the interrogation on responsible innovation". - More More

by Redazione FGB, 27 November 2007 Permalink

Sophie Houdart
Categories anthropology

Of flies and forests: putting laboratory work in its social context (part 1)

In this interview to Sophie Houdart taken at the Cerisy Cultural Centre, we debated on the many links between the ethnography of science and the interrogation on responsible innovation. The work of Sophie Houdart brings to the fore many important categories, that of fact and that of event, the idea of a moral responsibility of the scientist for the kind of "objects" he/she creates in the laboratory, and the scientist's awareness of the relevance of their work for society at large. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 23 November 2007 Permalink

Sophie Houdart
Categories anthropology

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

Participatory design: an Interview with Dr. Michael Twidale (part 3)

The third part of the Interview with Dr. Michael Twidale: he offers insights into IRBs, participatory design, managing design tradeoffs, ethics and empowerment. - More More

by Jeff Ubois, 26 October 2007 Permalink

Michael Twidale

Participatory design: an Interview with Dr. Michael Twidale (part 2)

The second part of the Interview with Dr. Michael Twidale: he offers insights into IRBs, participatory design, managing design tradeoffs, ethics and empowerment. - More More

by Jeff Ubois, 19 October 2007 Permalink

Michael Twidale

Participatory design: an Interview with Dr. Michael Twidale (part 1)

Dr. Michael Twidale is an associate professor at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In this discussion, he offers insights into IRBs, participatory design, managing design tradeoffs, ethics and empowerment. - More More

by Jeff Ubois, 12 October 2007 Permalink

Dr. Michael Twidale

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

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

nuovo sito

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

Political responsibility in innovation: a challenge for the new Statute of the Region of Lombardy

Political responsibility in innovation is a challenge for the new Statute of the Region of Lombardy. The debate on this issue that the Giannino Bassetti Foundation has been promoting for some time now has led to important political developments: the issue of deliberative democracy lies at the heart of political interest today... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 31 July 2007 Permalink

Giuseppe Adamoli

An Interview with Dr.Marc Smith

Dr. Marc Smith is a Senior Research Sociologist leading the Community Technologies Group at Microsoft Research in Redmond, WA. His group focuses on computer-mediated collective action, and he studies and... - More More

by Jeff Ubois, 10 July 2007 Permalink

Marc Smith
See also: Microspheres by Andrea Pitasi

The CfC 'Reinventing learning and research?' is over.

As previously announced, we close this Call for Comments hoping that it helped at least to raise some of the many issues around the idea of a "reinvention" of learning and research. ------------------------------------ Chiudiamo come annunciato questo Call for Comments auspicando che abbia per lo meno cominciato a sollevare i molti quesiti relativi alla "reinvenzione dell'apprendimento e della ricerca". - More More

by Redazione FGB, 10 July 2007 Permalink

Reinventing learning and research

Reinventing learning and research? (part 2)

The call has so far attracted 11 comments, all of very high and relevant standard. Nevertheless, many aspects of the manifesto still need to be evaluated and clarified. To our... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 15 June 2007 Permalink

Reinventing learning and research - 2

How to map complex issues?

In this interview, taken at the Cerisy colloquium organised by Bruno Latour and Philippe Descola on "L'anthropologie historique de la raison scientifique", (July 12th- 19th 2006), Cristina Grasseni gathered Bruno Latour's view s on responsible innovation and its relevance to the research agenda of historians, anthropologists, philosophers and sociologists of science. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 11 June 2007 Permalink

foto Franz Wamhof (part)
See also: Latour in the Call fro Comment Which responsibility?

Transparency, Privacy, and Responsibility: An Interview with Jeff Jonas

More directly and obviously than many forms of innovation, software embodies the values of those who create it. This is particularly true of software used to monitor and direct human activity: in the extreme, it can be a tool that saves lives, or one that enables political repression. Software development therefore provides many examples of responsibility in innovation. As a leading innovator in the field of data analysis, Jeff Jonas has thought deeply about the social and political implications related to technological advances in surveillance, the loss of privacy, and the use of computerized monitoring systems by governments and corporations. - More More

by Jeff Ubois, 5 June 2007 Permalink

Jeff Jonas

Innovation and Politics

We publish "Innovation and politics", the second lesson of Piero Bassetti for the Cross-sectional Course of Epistemology of the scientific and technical search of the Politecnico of Milan. A lesson gave in the February of 2006, that will published from Mondadori. This publication follows the previous lesson "La responsabilità nell'innovazione", that you can find in this site. - More More

by Piero Bassetti, 31 May 2007 Permalink

Il labirinto di Dedalo a Lucca
Categories Publication

Reinventing learning and research?

Within the framework of the co-operation between Profs. Elias Carayannis and Piero Formica (respectively from the School of Business at George Washington University, and the International Entrepreneurship Academy at Jönköping University) the following manifesto ensued, published as Guest Editorial in Industry and Higher Education (April 2007). We hereby re-launch it to submit it for comment and feedback from our readers. --------------------------- Nell'ambito della cooperazione tra due istituti di ricerca sulla imprenditorialità (la George Washington University, USA e la Jonkoping University, Svezia) è nato un manifesto a firma di Elias Carayannis e Piero Formica (pubblicato in Industry and Higher Education, Guest Editorial, Aprile 2007), che rilanciamo per sottoporlo ai commenti dei nostri lettori. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 21 May 2007 Permalink

Reinventing learning and research

Innovation is the ability to achieve the improbable.

A short video in which Piero Bassetti explains the slogan put under the brand of our site. The recording has been done in Milan on November the 24th 2007 during... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 17 May 2007 Permalink

inno-impro-130.jpg

2007 FGB Grants

Once again this year FGB is making 5 grants available to doctoral candidates and post-docs interested in attending the conference entitled Exercices de métaphysique empirique (autour des travaux de Bruno Latour). The grants are intended to cover the cost of staying at Cerisy-la-Salle for the duration of the conference (June 23 to 30, 2007). - More More

by Redazione FGB, 13 April 2007 Permalink

Bruno Latour and Piero Bassetti
Categories Grants

Responsibility in Innovation: A Survey of Coming Attractions in Nanotechnology

A Conversation with Lawrence Gasman Lawrence Gasman is the cofounder of NanoMarkets, LLC and author of the recent book, Nanotechnology Applications and Markets, which examines the market for nanotechnology in the healthcare, energy, and information technology sectors, and provides a generalized approach to forecasting the impact of nanotechnology on particular companies and industries. In this interview, Gasman emphasizes several likely near term discontinuities based on nanotechnology. And he offers some insight into possible social effects, and the limits of regulation. And yet without an ability to forecast developments, what kind of responsibility is possible? - More More

by Jeff Ubois, 22 March 2007 Permalink

Lawrence Gasman
See also: Nanotechnology

Is responsible innovation participatory, and if so, how?

Is responsible innovation participatory, and if so, how? Interviewed on his decade-long work on the history of science and its relevance to issues such as secrecy, scientist's responsibility, public understanding... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 10 March 2007 Permalink

Peter Galison

Is responsible innovation participatory, and if so, how?

Is responsible innovation participatory, and if so, how? Interviewed on his decade-long work on the history of science and its relevance to issues such as secrecy, scientist's responsibility, public understanding and public participation, Prof. Peter Galison of Harvard University offers an intriguing insight in the topic of responsible innovation. According to him, naive notions of compromise and participation do not explain "how you can put people in a position where they can make decisions, informed decisions about what's going on". - More More

by Redazione FGB, 10 March 2007 Permalink

Peter Galison
Categories Responsibility

The Bassetti Foundation at the Centre Culturel International of Cerisy-La -Salle

The Centre Culturel International de Cerisy-la-Salle is an international conference and research centre, animated by a cultural association which dates back to 1952, the Association des Amis de Pontigny-Cerisy la... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 7 March 2007 Permalink

Centre Culturel International de Cerisy-la-Salle - photo Michel Saloff
Categories Colloqium, Conference, Grants

Christine Peterson of the Foresight Institute

If you really want to know how create a sense of responsibility, look at the software development community. Talk about political activism...They see their work as political. They see it as ethics-based. - More More

by Jeff Ubois, 21 February 2007 Permalink

Christine Peterson
Categories Interview

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

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Our Web Site is Changing Layout and Structure

The Giannino Bassetti Foundation is working through various channels, to promote the subject of Responsible Innovation. The evolution of Foundation's work is reflected in an evolution of its graphic image and editorial structure. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 26 November 2006 Permalink

Immagine di base
Categories This web site

Genetic Testing and its Implications: an interview with Dr. Arthur Caplan

In this discussion, Dr. Arthur Caplan discusses the implications of genetic screening, pre-natal testing, pre-natal gender selection, reproductive freedom, political education, and neurological enhancement, all within the context of responsibility in innovation, and with a nod to how effects may differ in different cultures around the world. - More More

by Jeff Ubois, 25 November 2006 Permalink

Arthur Caplan
Categories Interview, genetics

An Interview With Dr. Ignacio Chapela

Ignacio Chapela is an assistant professor at University of California Berkeley, who, with colleague David Quist, discovered that illegally grown, genetically modified corn contaminated traditional heirloom corn in Oaxaca, Mexico.... - More More

by Jeff Ubois, 17 November 2006 Permalink

Ignacio Chapela
Categories Interview, biotechnology

Introduction

I'll be exploring issues related to responsibility in innovation - More More

by Redazione FGB, 15 November 2006 Permalink

Jeff Ubois
Categories Blogs, Interviews

Introduction

Over the next few months, I'll be exploring issues related to responsibility in innovation by exploring technologies with significant but not always obvious societal implications through a series of interviews... - More More

by Jeff Ubois, 15 November 2006 Permalink

Jeff Ubois

Introduction to the new series of Major Themes

The section Argomenti is following in the new structure of the site, linked to our Major Themes. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 6 November 2006 Permalink

Immagine di base
Categories This web site

Second thoughts on responsibility

"From Causality to Responsibility: Steps towards the Unknown" by Mariachiara Tallacchini. Contemporary scientific knowledge is characterized increasingly by uncertainty (O'Riordan and Cameron, 1994). This is due not only because both the risks and the unpredictability linked to it are increasing, but... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 24 June 2006 Permalink

Steps towards the Unknown

'Which responsibility?' Chiusura del call

Chiudendo questo call for comments sullo statuto corrente della responsabilità dell'innovazione, ringrazio tutti coloro che hanno partecipato e si sono interrogati sulle questioni poste. Gli interventi - come era naturale... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 2 April 2006 Permalink

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Which responsibility? -part 2- (...continues from the previous entry)

First of all thanks to all those who have so far contributed to this call for comments, which I plan to close on April 1st. I briefly recapitulate the line... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 19 March 2006 Permalink

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Science, Politics and Responsibility: An Agenda for the Governance of Innovation and Technology

About the governance of innovation and technology, we will try to explore the tensions surrounding this debate and suggest some definitions to help the reader go through the maze of conflicting interpretations. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 7 March 2006 Permalink

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Categories Politics, Responsibility

An extract from the Oxford English Dictionary about the definition of the term 'policy'

III. 8. attrib. and Comb., as (sense 5) policy decision, document, -maker, -making, statement; policy-making adj.; policy science (see quot. 1951); hence policy scientist. 1960 I. JEFFERIES Dignity & Purity... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 6 March 2006 Permalink

Oxford English Dictionary
Categories Policy

Which responsibility? - part 1- ...This call for comments continues in the next entry...

The ambitious goal of this call is that of initiating an exploration of possible ways of reflecting on the concepts of responsibility and innovation, without losing sight of the social,... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 2 February 2006 Permalink

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Practice and Cognition, an anthropological view

About the topic, already touched upon in the previous posts, of the role played by communities of practice in the processes of emergence and management of innovation, I wish to... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 14 November 2005 Permalink

to mould
Categories anthropology, arts

Art and innovation

This is the first of a series of reviews that Valentina Porcellana will present on the anthropology of art as innovation. Many aspects of artistic practice are linked to the... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 12 September 2005 Permalink

Installation at the Arte al Centro in Cittadellarte
Categories anthropology, arts

'Audit Cultures', by Marilyn Strathern - Book review

In her edited collection Audit Cultures published in 2000 by Routledge, one of the leading figures of British anthropology, Marilyn Strathern, sets out to chart a new "kind of culture... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 22 July 2005 Permalink

Audit Cultures

On the Governance of Scientific Innovation and the Avoidance of Irresponsibility (PART 2)

It is widely acknowledged that in a number of countries trust in political organisations has recently declined. Some are under attack as a result of their non-compliance with issues of... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 5 July 2005 Permalink

Immagine base
Categories Responsibility

Slow food, fast genes: the different timescapes of innovation and responsibility in the anthropology of food (2)

(continuing from "Slow food, fast genes... (1)") Timescapes of authenticity Innovation or creativity: which is the best concept for explaining the kind of novelty that affects our daily consumption of... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 6 June 2005 Permalink

pasture product

Slow food, fast genes: the different timescapes of innovation and responsibility in the anthropology of food (1)

This is a first attempt at focussing on issues and questions of timescapes, responsibility and creativity with regard to the issue of the production and consumption of food in contemporary Italy. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 5 June 2005 Permalink

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Introduction

This space is devoted to the anthropology of innovation and strives to offer both a service to the readers and a scientific contribution. The aim is precisely to try and... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 4 June 2005 Permalink

anthropology
Categories anthropology

On the Governance of Scientific Innovation and the Avoidance of Irresponsibility (PART 1)

At the centre of the debate within the EU as well as across the Atlantic is a rising problematisation of the definition of roles and responsibilities over the way in... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 1 June 2005 Permalink

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Categories Responsibility

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

Immagine base
Categories Governance

Terri Schiavo: Innovation, Decision Making and the Future of Ethics

Across the Atlantic, people are shocked to watch in real time the 'phasing out' of Terri Schiavo, which has been declared as living in a 'vegetative state' as a result... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 2 April 2005 Permalink

Terri Schiavo
Categories Ethics

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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Categories Governance

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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Categories Governance

A Tribute to Claudio Ciborra, the Scientist and the Man

Claudio Ciborra, Professor and Convenor of Information Systems at LSE, died in Milan, his hometown, on Sunday 13th February 2005, aged 53; losing his battle against cancer. In this unfortunate... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 16 February 2005 Permalink

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Innovation, Knowledge and Intellectual Property: the Risks of WTO Regulations

Intellectual property is the cornerstone of the modern knowledge economy. Digital information resources, from software to ideas and other creative works, databases, etc... are notoriously characterised by massive fixed costs... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 15 January 2005 Permalink

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Categories Risk

Bio- & Nano-Technology: who should decide and who will pay?

The convergence of biology, computing and robotics is the kernel of the recent progresses that applications from biotechnology to nanotechnology have produced in relation to their perceived opportunities, risks and... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 12 November 2004 Permalink

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Categories Nanotechnology

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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Categories Governance

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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Categories Governance

Conceptualising Risk: A theoretical and practical agenda

To my concern, this Blog has been on-line for nearly one year without none of the readers signaling a very important element: what is this all about? Similarly to the... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 29 June 2004 Permalink

Immagine base
Categories Risk

Conceptualising Innovation: A theoretical and practical agenda

To my concern, this Blog has been on-line for nearly one year with no one signalling a very important element: what is this all about? Similarly to the report on... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 24 May 2004 Permalink

Schumpeter-Capitalism-Socialism-and-Democracy
Categories Practice

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

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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

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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

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Novel ideas on development, rogue states and international law: Hilary Benn and Tony Blair explain the new doctrine

Hilary Benn, state secretary for international development after Claire Short, has recently made a remarkable address on the new development doctrine in a lecture which took place the 4th of... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 11 March 2004 Permalink

Benn and Blair in Addis Ababa - 2004
Categories Policy

International disputes over disaster responsibility: whose law is better?

There is currently an eminent absence of international governance standards on business across borders. International disputes arise everyday in countries where we do not have access to information and which... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 23 February 2004 Permalink

Ecuador-Texaco
Categories Responsibility, Risk

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

Innovation, Risk and Development: policy choices and the WTO

In my paper on 'ICTs, Governance and Development: Risks and implications for Development Policy' I raise two important issues which constrain development policy options for Less Developed Countries (LDCs). The... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 17 December 2003 Permalink

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Organismi Geneticamente Modificati: possibili dinamiche di rischio ed innovazione tra locale e globale

Come stabilire l'impatto ed i rischi di una decisione presa a livello locale su processi politici, deliberativi ed economici a livello globale, e viceversa? Vorrei prendere spunto dal recente dibattito... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 15 November 2003 Permalink

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An Agenda for Innovation: Minister Stanca's Lecture at the London School of Economics

The 20th of October 2003 Lucio Stanca, Italian Minister for Innovation and Technologies, has presented the Italian Agenda for Innovation in the Department of Information Systems at the London School... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 22 October 2003 Permalink

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A conversation with Professor Ian Angell on GM food and participatory governance

Yesterday, or the day before, I met by chance Prof Angell in the copy room of the department where I work and study. For the few people who donÂ’t know... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 16 October 2003 Permalink

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The priorities for the research community

'The research community needs to complement its historic role in identifying problems of sustainability with a greater willingness to join with the development and other communities to work on practical... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 8 October 2003 Permalink

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ICT policy and Governance

'While domestic policies are needed to harness ICT for development effectively, international policies forged in multilateral institutions will increasingly define the range of policy options available to developing countries. For... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 7 October 2003 Permalink

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ICTs, Governance and Development: understanding risks and challenges

Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have become a major component of development finance. The United Nations (UN) Millennium Development Goals and the good governance imitative of the Organisation for Economic... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 25 September 2003 Permalink

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