Dr. E. (Emad) Yaghmaei


Emad Yaghmaei is Senior Researcher at the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management at Delft University of Technology. His research interests cover governance of organisations and processes with focus on their ethical, social, and governmental impacts. He is specially interested in designing and developing necessary policies and methods for implementation and evaluation of Responsible Innovation within industrial context. His publications lie in the intersection of science, innovation, technology, and society. His current work takes the outset in Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) and its institutionalisation within stakeholders across Innovation Ecosystems. He is a member of the IEEE Standard committee on Governance of Artificial Intelligence.

  1. Yaghmaei, E., Porcari, A., Mantovani, E., and Flipse, S. M. (2019). ’Monitoring the Value of Responsible Research and Innovation in Industrial Nanotechnology Innovation Projects’ in “Nanotechnology: Regulation and Public Discourse” Edited by Iris Eisenberger, Angela Kallhoff, and Claudia Schwarz-Plaschg, Rowman & Littlefield publisher, 2019. https://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.21560.39686  
  2. Yaghmaei, E. (2018). ‘Responsible research and innovation key performance indicators in industry: A case study in the ICT domain’, Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society, 16(2), 214-234.  https://doi.org/10.1108/JICES-11-2017-0066
  3. Flipse S., Yaghmaei E. (2018). ‘The Value of ‘Measuring’ RRI Performance in Industry’, In: Governance and Sustainability of Responsible Research and Innovation Processes. SpringerBriefs in Research and Innovation Governance. Springer, Cham, pp 41-47, Online ISBN: 978-3-319-73105-6,  https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-73105-6_6
  4. Stahl, B.C., Obach, M., Yaghmaei, E., Ikonen, V., Chatfield, K., and Brem, A. (2017). ‘The Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) Maturity Model: Linking Theory and Practice’, Sustainability Journal, 9(6), 1036. http://doi.org/10.3390/su9061036   
  5. Van de Poel, I., Asveld, L., Flipse, S., Klaassen, P., Scholten V., and Yaghmaei E. (2017). ‘Company Strategies for Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI): A Conceptual Model’, Sustainability, 9(11), 2045. https://doi.org/10.3390/su9112045
  6. Stahl B.C., Yaghmaei E. (2016). ‘The Role of Privacy in the Framework for Responsible Research and Innovation in ICT for Health, Demographic Change and Ageing’, In: Lehmann A., Whitehouse D., Fischer-Hübner S., Fritsch L., Raab C. (eds) Privacy and Identity Management. Facing up to Next Steps. Privacy and Identity 2016. IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, Vol 498. Springer, 2016. Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-55783-0_8
  7. Timmermans, J., Yaghmaei, E., Stahl B., and Brem, A. (2016). ‘Research and Innovation Processes revisited - Networked Responsibility in Industry’, in Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal, 8(3), 307-334. https://doi.org/10.1108/SAMPJ-04-2015-0023  
  8. Yaghmaei, E. (2015). ‘Addressing Responsible Research and Innovation to Industry – Introduction of a Conceptual Framework’, SIGCAS Computers and Society, ACM Digital Library, 45(3), 294-300. https://doi.org/10.1145/2874239.2874282
  • Co-Change, EU H2020 - Co-Create Change in Research Funding and Performing
  • SUPER MoRRI, EU H2020 - Scientific Understanding and Provision of an Enhanced and Robust Monitoring system for RRI
  • PRISMA, EU H2020 - Piloting RRI in Industry: a roadmap for transformative technologies
  • CANVAS, EU H2020 - Constructing an Alliance for Value-driven Cybersecurity
  • Responsible-Industry, EU FP7 - Responsible Research and Innovation in Business and Industry in the Domain of ICT for Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing

Yaghmaei, Emad and Van de Poel, Ibo (forthcoming), Assessment of Responsible Innovation: methods and practices, Abingdon-on-Thames (U.K.): Routledge.

Emad Yaghmaei

Senior Researcher

Values, Technology and Innovation

Ethics/Philosophy of Technology

Research interests:
Responsible Innovation
Impact Assessment
Technology Policy
Sustainability and Business Innovation
SDGs Monitoring
Materiality Assessment


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