Responsible Innovation 3

A European Agenda?

  • Lotte Asveld
  • Rietje van Dam-Mieras
  • Tsjalling Swierstra
  • Saskia Lavrijssen
  • Kees Linse
  • Jeroen van den Hoven

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Lotte Asveld, Rietje van Dam-Mieras
    Pages 1-6
  3. Unravelling the Concept of RRI

  4. Organising RRI: Application, Actors and Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Udo Pesch, Aad Correljé, Eefje Cuppen, Behnam Taebi, Elisabeth van de Grift
      Pages 131-148
    3. Klara Pigmans, Neelke Doorn, Huib Aldewereld, Virginia Dignum
      Pages 165-178
  5. RI in the Business Context

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. Vincent Blok, Tjidde Tempels, Edwin Pietersma, Léon Jansen
      Pages 209-230
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 251-256

About this book


This book offers a comprehensive overview of current developments in the field of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI). Divided into three parts, the book first presents reflections on the concept of RI from various angles: how did it come about, who is involved and how might in be applied in various contexts, such as the academic environment or in developing countries. The second part discusses the actual application of RRI to technology development: for climate engineering, water management and energy technology along with a general discussion on how to integrate RRI in innovation trajectories. The last part offers a closer look at the application of RRI to the business context. This part offers lessons from comparable concepts such as social and sustainability innovation as well as insights from two case-studies, one in the food sector and the other in data management. As a whole, the book contributes to the ongoing development of the framework of RRI by giving an overview of the state-of-the art research, presenting the lessons learned from several case studies, and showing the way for future application of RI in other fields and cultural contexts, such as industry and developing countries. 


Offshore Wind Energy Systems Synthetic biology as a social experiment Climate Engineering Responsible Research and Innovation - RRI Challenges of making RRI work Emerging technologies Governance of Technology Ethics of technology Management of Innovation

Editors and affiliations

  • Lotte Asveld
    • 1
  • Rietje van Dam-Mieras
    • 2
  • Tsjalling Swierstra
    • 3
  • Saskia Lavrijssen
    • 4
  • Kees Linse
    • 5
  • Jeroen van den Hoven
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of Biotechnology & SocietyDelft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Leiden UniversityLeidenThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Department of PhilosophyMaastricht UniversityMaastrichtThe Netherlands
  4. 4.TilburgThe Netherlands
  5. 5.Technology Foundation STWUtrechtThe Netherlands
  6. 6.DelftThe Netherlands

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