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.
12 October 2021
Behnam Taebi in NTR nieuwsradio over climate engineering
Klimaatverandering is het grootste probleem van onze tijd. Is sleutelen aan het klimaat een oplossing? Behnam Taebi in gesprek over de gevolgen van climate engineering, de ethische overwegingen en de mogelijkheden van verschillende technieken.
06 October 2021
Virtual Symposium on Process Safety and Asset Integrity Management in the Digital Age
The digitalization of the chemical process industry leads to not only vast work automation with less human engagement but also massive data and data-driven techniques. New risks and challenges need to be addressed when adopting digital solutions.
12 July 2021
Center for Safety in Healthcare is the co-winner of the AI lab competition
The TPM AI-Lab post-doc competition was won by Saba-Hinrichs, Peter Roelofsma and Aaron Ding. Their submission aimed to create a Safe coach that will contribute to a good safety culture in hospitals.