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MVI Responsible Innovation
July 2018
Funding opportunities for NWO-MVI research in 2018 and 2019
In the forthcoming period the possibilities for Responsible Innovation (MVI) research mainly lie within specific research programmes/initiatives within the top sectors. The underlying reasons for this are that the importance of MVI is increasingly recognised and there is a growing demand to link responsible innovation research to NWO research programmes/initiatives. MVI will be linked to these initiatives from the outset, if possible as soon as the research agenda is drawn up. In view of the interdisciplinary collaboration (between humanities, natural sciences and social sciences researchers) matchmaking events will be organised. Via the MVI newsletter and the MVI webportal ( more information will be released when a call is published or a relevant meeting is scheduled to take place.
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Including ethics in economic policy decisions
How can you include citizens’ ethical considerations in real-world economic policy analysis? In the MVI-project Participatory Value Evaluation: a new assessment model for promoting social acceptance of sustainable energy policies, researchers from Delft University of Technology and VU Amsterdam further develop a new assessment tool that does exactly that. The research combines insights from Economics, Philosophy, Political Science, Environment and Natural Resources.
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Young MVI: a fresh perspective
To assure that younger generations of NWO-MVI researchers are actively engaged in the MVI program Young MVI was installed, a group of young researchers from ongoing or recently finished MVI projects. President Wouter Boon – assistant professor at Utrecht University – explains the why and what of Young MVI.
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The trick(s) to valorisation panels
How do you convince people from public or private organisations to join the valorisation panel of your NWO-MVI project, and how do you keep them engaged?
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Responsible Innovation

NWO-MVI maps and facilitates the incorporation of ethical and societal aspects of technological innovations early on in the design process. Our aim? Responsible innovations that enjoy broad support in society.

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