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Putting Responsible Research and Innovation into Practice

A Multi-Stakeholder Approach

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  • Contains highly interconnected topics and contributions relating to responsible Research and Innovation (R&I)
  • The first book in the field of responsible R&I to predominantly use large collected empirical material
  • Focuses on a wider-than-usual audience and multi-stakeholder groups within responsible R&I
  • This book is open access, which means that you have free and unlimited access

Part of the book series: Library of Ethics and Applied Philosophy (LOET, volume 40)

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Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Responsible Research & Innovation as EU Policy

  2. Public Engagement for Responsible Research & Innovation


About this book

This Open Access book builds on the experiences of one of the largest European projects in the domain of responsible Research and Innovation: NewHoRRIzon. It highlights the potential of and opportunity in responsible R&I to conduct innovation in a socially responsible way. Employing the methodology of Social Labs, the book analyses responsible R&I from an experience-based viewpoint and further explores the application of responsible R&I beyond scholarly and industrial interests. The contributors analyze the current European R&I landscape, provide reflection and reconceptualization of its core concepts, and project future challenges in relation to responsible R&I. The book complements the readers' line of work by providing insights on how responsible R&I can be applied by the audience, for example, in their decision-making processes. 

Editors and Affiliations

  • Philosophy Group (PHI), Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands

    Vincent Blok

About the editor

Vincent Blok is associate professor in Philosophy of Technology and Responsible Innovation at the Philosophy Group, Wageningen University (The Netherlands). He is also director of the 4TU.Ethics Graduate School in the Netherlands. Together with seven PhD candidates and four Post-docs, he reflects on the meaning of disruptive technologies for the human condition and its environment from a continental philosophical perspective. He is also involved in several European and Nationally funded projects in the area of ethics of (digital) technologies and responsible innovation. Blok published over hundred articles in high ranked philosophy journals like Environmental Values, Business Ethics Quarterly, Synthese and Philosophy & Technology, and in multi-disciplinary journals like Science, Journal of Responsible Innovation, Public understanding of Science and Journal of Cleaner Production. See for more information about his current research.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Putting Responsible Research and Innovation into Practice

  • Book Subtitle: A Multi-Stakeholder Approach

  • Editors: Vincent Blok

  • Series Title: Library of Ethics and Applied Philosophy

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Religion and Philosophy, Philosophy and Religion (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2023

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-031-14709-8Published: 14 October 2022

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-14712-8Published: 14 October 2022

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-14710-4Published: 13 October 2022

  • Series ISSN: 1387-6678

  • Series E-ISSN: 2215-0323

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: IX, 284

  • Number of Illustrations: 1 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Research Ethics, R & D/Technology Policy, Innovation/Technology Management

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