Values, Technology and Innovation
The Department of Values, Technology & Innovation (VTI) focuses on the value dimension of comprehensive engineering, the overarching research theme of the Faculty Technology, Policy and Management. The central research theme of the department is responsible innovation.
The value dimension is important for the further development, social acceptance and moral acceptability of technological innovations. Lack of public support for an innovation often means that it is not introduced into society, even though it might make a positive contribution to society in some way. At other occasions, the innovation is pushed through despite lack of public support, which sometimes means that public concerns are ignored. The responsible innovation approach provides for an alternative paradigm: the choice should not be between foregoing a potentially helpful innovation or pushing it through despite justified concerns. Rather, the responsible innovation approach pays attention to important values, in the design as well as in the implementation of technological innovations, and in the institutions that govern them.
News & in the media
21 June 2019
Filippo Santoni de Sio member of EU expert group on ethics in automated driving
Filippo Santoni de Sio is a member and rapporteur of a newly established EU commission expert advisory group on ethical issues raised by automated driving.
12 June 2019
Jop Groeneweg receives Society of Petroleum Engineers award
Last week Jop Groeneweg has received the yearly SPE North Sea Regional Health, Safety, Security, Environment, and Social Responsibility Award.
24 May 2019
Vidi awarded to professor Neelke Doorn
The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Vidi grant to professor Neelke Doorn. The NWO grant offers them the possibility of developing their own line of research and building their own research group.