Looking Back on 2016

2016 was a busy year for the Bassetti Foundation (FGB), 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. Responsible Research and Innovation in Europe and across the World January saw FGB participate in the Go4 Joint Final ... Looking Back on 2016

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The Metis of Responsible Innovation, Prof. Philip Macnaghten

Early in May Prof. Phil Macnaghten delivered his first lecture in a ceremony to celebrate his position as Professor of Technology and International Development at Wageningen University. Readers will be familiar with the work of Prof. Macnaghten as he has played a pivotal role in the development of the RI debate, an example of which ... The Metis of Responsible Innovation, Prof. Philip Macnaghten

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30 mesi di SMART-map

L’innovazione responsabile, missione e ispirazione della Fondazione Bassetti, è diventata ormai argomento chiave nel contesto europeo. A partire dal VII Programma Quadro – principale linea di finanziamento e supporto alla ricerca in capo alla Commissione, conclusa alla fine del 2013 – intorno al tema Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) si sono evolute la riflessione e ... 30 mesi di SMART-map

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Jos Malda awarded the 2015 Nanonica Prize

Press Release: Reinforced hydrogels for cartilage tissue repair. 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 ... Jos Malda awarded the 2015 Nanonica Prize

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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, 2016 at the Donastia International physics Centre, Donastia-San Sebastian. The conference was followed by the Annual VIRI meeting. I attended both the conference and the AGM in my role as Bassetti Foundation Foreign Correspondent. In ... Responsible Research and Innovation: The Problematic Quest For Right Impacts.

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2015, promoting responsible forms of innovation

As regular readers will know, the mission of the Bassetti foundation involves promoting and participating in debates surrounding the development of responsible forms of innovation. Each year the foundation forms partnerships and promotes events with governance institutions, universities, private companies, NGO’s and foundations and international research groups. In this short review we cast our lens ... 2015, promoting responsible forms of innovation

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VIRI, First Annual Meeting

July of this year saw the first annual meeting of the Virtual Institute for responsible Innovation (VIRI). To readers who might not know the institute – VIRI was created to accelerate the formation of a community of scholars and practitioners who, despite divides in geography and political culture, will create a common concept of responsible ... VIRI, First Annual Meeting

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Wave. How collective ingenuity is changing the world

Foreword At a time when the entire planet is facing tremendous economic, social and environmental challenges, a multitude of initiatives from around the world prove that solutions exist for doing more with less. The common ingredient in all this creative ferment? Collective ingenuity. Being flexible, keeping it simple, seizing opportunities, thinking differently: in an unstable ... Wave. How collective ingenuity is changing the world

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. The event is organized by the RRI Tools project, a consortium of 26 institutions that brings together considerable experience in the ... The RRI Tools Hubs Meeting

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RRI Tools is on: jump on board!

The RRI Tools Newsletter is out: jump on board! From the RRI Tools site: EN “RRI Tools: building a better relationship between science and society. Europe wants to promote not only excellent but also socially desirable science and technology: it is vital to align the objectives of research and innovation processes with the needs and ... RRI Tools is on: jump on board!

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