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
12 May 2020
Call for papers for workshop and special issue Energy Systems and Changing Values
We invite contributions to a workshop on Energy systems and changing values to be held from 15 to 17 October 2020 in Delft, The Netherlands. People interested in contributing to the workshop are requested to submit a 300-word abstract to email@example.com before 1 June 2020.
30 April 2020
Ibo van de Poel new Delft KNAW member
The KNAW has selected eighteen new members, four of whom are from TU Delft. Ibo van de Poel is one of them. KNAW members, leading scientists from all disciplines, are chosen on the basis of their scientific achievements.
24 April 2020
Servaas Storm & Enno Schröder in The Conservation UK about government expenditure and Covid-19
Research from Servaas Storm and Enno Schröder is mentioned in a piece on government expenditure in South Africa in relation to the Covid-19 crisis.