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Newsletter NWO-MVI December 2020

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Newsletter December 2020
Responsible Innovation
NWO-MVI research focuses on important societal challenges and the innovations required for these. It itemises the societal aspects of these (technological) innovations at an early stage so that they can be taken into account during the design and development phase. Our aim? To realise innovations that are acceptable to society!
Responsible innovation simply is the most promising route to solutions
Assistant Professor Johanna Höffken from Eindhoven University of Technology is infectiously enthusiastic about responsible innovation. It is therefore not surprising that she was recently elected Teacher of the Year 2020. 'Look at the great challenges of our time. Responsible innovation simply is the most promising route to solutions.'
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Johanna Höffken
(Image TU/E Angeline Swinkels)
Programme: Designing for public values in a digital world
Innovations in the digital terrain can be deployed in a constructive and responsible manner to solve problems and to realise common values and ideals. However, digital technologies can also be used to undermine democratic processes, manipulate and influence citizens and consumers, attack telecom services, energy services and civil infrastructure, and disrupt payment traffic and armaments.
Municipalities and government ministries can be equipped to deal with the threats and opportunities provided by digital technology by taking public values into account in their policies, such as human rights and privacy, democracy and the constitutional state. This theme forms the basis of the common research programme Designing for public values in a digital world. More information about the programme can be found here.

Read more about one of the five projects that were awarded funding in the next article 'Enriching digital technology with values' and join the first webinar on 16 December.
 
Enriching digital technology with values
The use of new technology has an impact on ethical and constitutional values. Interdisciplinary collaboration between researchers from different disciplines and policymakers during the design phase can prevent the undesirable violation of these values.
Jurgen Goossens from Tilburg University is investigating how the government can design blockchain applications in a transparent and legitimate manner so that citizens can trust the government. How does one design their digital technology in such a way that public values are safeguarded when the technology is used?
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Jurgen Goossens
Webinar 16 December: Meaningful Human Control
 
Are you interested in the research programme Designing for public values in a digital world? Join the webinar 'The human element in automatic systems' and join the community network for this NWO-MVI research. 

The online meeting will be held in Dutch on 16 December from 9.00 - 10.30.
Jurgen Goossens will be one of the speakers. 
 
Integrating Responsible Innovation
Logistics living lab for sustainable sharing
The NWO Responsible Innovation approach is increasingly integrated into research programmes. A good example of this is the Sustainable Living Labs programme. Janet Veldstra: 'We test the concept of sharing in logistics and mobility in the real world. And the Responsible Innovation approach is very valuable for such a topic.'
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Janet Veldstra
Call for proposals: MVI top-up for ECCM
The call invites the beta tenure trackers from the ECCM call, together with alpha and gamma researchers, to submit proposals to study the societal components of research into Electrochemical Conversion and Materials (ECCM).
The call focuses on the connection between ECCM tenure track research and MVI research. The closing date for the call for proposals is February 11th, 2021. To promote the formation of research consortia, NWO has created a matchmaking website. Those interested in collaboration can find information about the six ECCM tenure tracks via this matchmaking website and find the contact details of the researchers and from there start composing an interdisciplinary consortium.

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Responsible Innovation

NWO-MVI research focuses on important societal challenges and the innovations required for these. It itemises the societal aspects of these (technological) innovations at an early stage so that they can be taken into account during the design and development phase. Our aim? To realise innovations that are acceptable to society!

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