Not much new under the sun: a brief history of responsible innovation

Danielle Shanley (Maastricht University) casts a rearward glance at “Responsible Innovation” Innovation is everywhere. Companies must constantly innovate to get ahead of the competition; individuals should be ‘innovative’ in order to stand out from the crowd, even nation states talk of innovation as a way of framing their economic policies. Innovation really has become ‘the…

Deliberating Synthetic Biology…help wanted!

Serious reflection on Research and Responsible Innovation (RRI) is, let’s face it, a pretty tricky thing for scientific researchers to engage in. As I write this I’m also attending a conference on public engagement (PE) as part of RRI within the context of Horizon2020 – even that is a bit of a mouthful and a…