Research Responsible Innovation

Responsible innovation (RI) is an emerging term in science and innovation policy across the globe. RI generally connotes a process of generating knowledge and innovative products and processes in a way that is responsive to broader social concerns. RI tends to ask innovators to think harder and more creatively about the societal aspects of their innovative activities and products, to engage publics as citizens and not just as consumers, and to reflect seriously on societal goals and integrate different perspectives into the innovation process. Our work in RI attempts to build the capacity for these activities through designing new concepts, tools, collaborations, demonstrations and policies.