Ing. M.J. (Martijn) Wiarda MSc


Martijn Wiarda is a PhD candidate in the section of Economics of Technology and Innovation where his research is dedicated to the topic of Responsible Research & Innovation (RRI).

It is widely acknowledged that research & innovation play an essential role in the advancement of societies. However, history has also shown their detrimental sides. Hence, this requires an understanding of risk mitigation and benefit stimulation in both research & innovation practices. The locus of Martijn his work lays predominantly in understanding how, and if, research & innovation practices in society align with their moral responsibilities. This can provide valuable input for research & innovation policy.

Martijn holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering, and a MSc in Innovation Sciences. He has been active in the regional entrepreneurial ecosystem of Utrecht for which he, and his fellow students, were nominated for the ‘2019 best extracurricular achievement award’ of the Utrecht University.


Martijn is involved in the European Union Horizon2020 Projects, ‘Co-Create Change in Research Funding and Performing’ and ‘Participatory Real Life Experiments in Research and Innovation Funding Organisations on Ethics’. In these projects, he closely works together with Dr. Geerten van de Kaa, Prof. dr. mr. ir. Neelke Doorn, and Dr. Emad Yaghmaei.

2020-2024:   European Union - Horizon2020 “Participatory Real Life Experiments in Research and Innovation Funding Organisations on Ethics (Pro-Ethics)”

2020-2024:   European Union - Horizon2020 “Co-Create Change in Research Funding and Performing (Co-Change)”

Martijn Wiarda

PhD Candidate

Values, Technology and Innovation

Economics of Technology and Innovation

Research interests:
Management of responsible innovation
Responsible Research & Innovation
Research policy

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