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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 Redazione FGB, 17 May 2011 Permalink

program cover Responsible Innovation Conference
Categories Innovation, Policy

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 Redazione FGB, 4 January 2011 Permalink

screen capture of WikiLeaks
Categories Biotechnology, Policy

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 Redazione FGB, 2 December 2010 Permalink

session - sustainable innovation
Categories Innovation, Policy, Sociology

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 Redazione FGB, 2 January 2010 Permalink

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

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 Redazione FGB, 4 November 2009 Permalink

photo by Tamurello from Flickr
Categories Innovation, Policy

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 Redazione FGB, 30 January 2009 Permalink

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

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