Verena Schulze Greiving, Utwente

In NanoNextNL, Responsible Research and Innovation is integrated in the form of RATA (Risk Analysis and Technology Assessment). To support technical researchers to take into account societal dimensions into their research project, a 'toolbox' is created that examines, describes, and categorizes various tools described in the literature and developed in the field of (Constructive) Technology Assessment and beyond. For this characterization practical considerations that technical researchers face are considered, such as time-constraints and their missing experience regarding such activities. As part of the RATA obligation, a few PhD students were supported to apply some of these tools to their research projects enabling them to explore interesting research questions and possible applications in their project, or to consider socio-technical aspects of implementing a new technology. Here, examples of such TA exercises of NanoNextNL PhD students are shown on-site to demonstrate the utilization and suitability of such technology assessment tools. Are you curious how to integrate TA to your project? Then drop by and have a look!

 

NanoCity 2016
NanoCity 2016
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