Marian Deblonde, FoTRRIS Project Coordinator, was invited on behalf of Dave Guston (Arizona State University), Andoni Ibarra (University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU) and Andoni Eizagirre (Mondragon University) to the conference Responsible Research and Innovation – RRI the Problematic Quest for “Right” Impacts, held in Donostia, San Sebastian (Basque Country – Spain) from 10-11 March 2016.
This event was co-organised by the Sánchez-Mazas Chair (UPV/EHU) and the Virtual Institute of Responsible Innovation (VIRI) at the Arizona State University.
Topics discussed at this conference included:
- how to connect RRI to sustainability
- how to integrate RRI into the lab
- RRI discourse as a way to articulate and stabilise the division of the moral labour aspect of our social order (Rip 1981)
- public responses and narrative underpinnings as signals to improve the conversation between today and tomorrow
- the relation between quantification and RRI
- RRI and empowerment of currently marginalised groups
- RRI as a collective experimentation
- concerns about the credibility of the concept
- is RRI compatible with the missions of universities acting within a global competitive context and dominated by a neo-liberal narrative with a focus on techno-economic innovation
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