Please note that this is preliminary course info that may still be adjusted
In this course you get acquainted with some of the main elements of doing responsible innovation in industry: (1) leadership and the formulation of KPIs (key performance indicators; (2) stakeholder engagement (3) specific approaches for responsible innovation in industry like safe-by-design and design for values.
After the course, you will be able to:
- Reflect on the main differences being doing responsible innovation in an industry setting compared to others settings
- Being able to define KPIs for responsible innovation in industry
- Design stakeholder strategies for responsible innovation in industry
- Define the possibilities and limitations of specific strategies like safe-by-design and design-for values for doing responsible innovation in an industry setting.
This course is based on an existing online course offered by TU Delft, titled ‘Innovation Strategies for Socially Responsible Firms‘. Using the teaching approach of the ‘flipped classroom’, participants will be asked to watch the lectures of this online course individually. Live group sessions will subsequently be used for further discussing the material offered in these video lectures and the accompanying literature.
For each of the 6 modules, there will be a 2-hour live session with participants. You are expected to spend about 10-11 hours on each module, including watching the MOOC video lectures and reading the literature assigned. You will spend another 15-20 hours on preparing a presentation for a final 2-hour session that closes off the course.
Please note that the order of the modules in this course is a bit different from the order of the modules in the MOOC. This should not be a large problem, as the videos from each modules to a large degree can be watched and understood independently from the other modules. Nevertheless, if possible you may want to consider watching the complete set of MOOC videos before the live group sessions start.
Module 1: Introduction
Teacher: Ibo van de Poel
- General introduction to the concept of RI and its key elements.
- The importance of RI for addressing societal challenges.
- van de Poel, Ibo, Lotte Asveld, Steven Flipse, Pim Klaassen, Victor Scholten, and Emad Yaghmaei. 2017. “Company Strategies for Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI): A Conceptual Model.” Sustainability 9 (11):2045.
- van de Poel, Ibo, Lotte Asveld, Steven Flipse, Pim Klaassen, Zenlin Kwee, Maria Maia, Elvio Mantovani, Christopher Nathan, Andrea Porcari, and Emad Yaghmaei. 2020. “Learning to do responsible innovation in industry: six lessons.” Journal of Responsible Innovation 7 (3):697-707. doi: 10.1080/23299460.2020.1791506.
- Dreyer, Marc, Luc Chefneux, Anne Goldberg, Joachim von Heimburg, Norberto Patrignani, Monica Schofield, and Chris Shilling. 2017. “Responsible Innovation: A Complementary View from Industry with Proposals for Bridging Different Perspectives.” Sustainability 9 (10):1719.
Module 2: Implementation of RI: Stakeholder Engagement
Teacher: Zenlin Roosenboom-Kwee
- How to make stakeholder dialogue a success;
- Translating results into optimizing products and services;
- How to deal with public reactions that are hard to anticipate;
- Risks of not involving stakeholders;
- The importance of the gender and inclusiveness dimension;
- Blok, V., Hoffmans, L., & Wubben, E. F. (2015). Stakeholder engagement for responsible innovation in the private sector: Critical issues and management practices. Journal on Chain and Network Science, 15(2), 147-164.
- Silva, L. M. D., Bitencourt, C. C., Faccin, K., & Iakovleva, T. (2019). The role of stakeholders in the context of responsible innovation: A meta-synthesis. Sustainability, 11(6), 1766.
- Bacq, S., & Aguilera, R. V. (2022). Stakeholder governance for responsible innovation: A theory of value creation, appropriation, and distribution. Journal of management studies, 59(1), 29-60.
- Gutierrez, L., Montiel, I., Surroca, J. A., & Tribo, J. A. (2022). Rainbow Wash or Rainbow Revolution? Dynamic Stakeholder Engagement for SDG-Driven Responsible Innovation. Journal of Business Ethics, 1-24.
- Blok, V. (2019). From participation to interruption: Toward an ethics of stakeholder engagement, participation and partnership in corporate social responsibility and responsible innovation. In: International Handbook on Responsible Innovation. Edward Elgar Publishing.
- Brand, T., & Blok, V. (2019). Responsible innovation in business: A critical reflection on deliberative engagement as a central governance mechanism. Journal of responsible innovation, 6(1), 4-24.
Module 3: Implementation of RI: Safe-by-Design
Teacher: Lotte Asveld
- Explanation of the safe-by-design approach during the whole lifecycle of the product;
- Dealing with risks and how to prevent unintended and unforeseen negative impacts;
- How to create and nurture a safety culture;
- Various risk assessment approaches.
- van de Poel, I., Robaey, Z. Safe-by-Design: from Safety to Responsibility. Nanoethics11, 297–306 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11569-017-0301-x
- Bouchaut, B. and Asveld, L. (2020), Safe-by-Design: Stakeholders’ Perceptions and Expectations of How to Deal with Uncertain Risks of Emerging Biotechnologies in the Netherlands. Risk Analysis, 40: 1632-1644. https://doi.org/10.1111/risa.13501
Module 4: Implementation of RRI: Design-for-Values
Teacher: Ibo van de Poel
- The Design-for-Values approach method;
- Implications for the design process;
- Practical examples of how to apply it and the value added;
- Dealing with conflicting and changing values.
- Van de Poel, Ibo. 2021. “Values and Design.” In Routledge Handbook to Philosophy of Engineering, edited by Diane P. Michelfelder and Neelke Doorn, 300-314. Routledge.
- Davis, Janet, and Lisa P. Nathan. 2015. “Value Sensitive Design: Applications, Adaptations and Critiques.” In Handbook of ethics and values in technological design, edited by Jeroen van den Hoven, Pieter E. Vermaas and Ibo Van de Poel, 11-40. Springer.
- Garst, Jilde, Vincent Blok, Léon Jansen, and Onno S. W. F. Omta. 2022. “From Value Sensitive Design to values absorption – building an instrument to analyze organizational capabilities for value-sensitive innovation.” Journal of Responsible Innovation 9 (2):196-223. doi:10.1080/23299460.2022.2069994.
- Manders-Huits, Noëmi. 2011. “What Values in Design? The Challenge of Incorporating Moral Values into Design.” Science and Engineering Ethics 17 (2):271-287. doi: 10.1007/s11948-010-9198-2.
- Friedman, Batya, and David Hendry. 2019. Value sensitive design: shaping technology with moral imagination. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press.
Module 5: Leadership and Key Performance Indicators
Teacher: Emad Yaghmaei
- Defining and creating a culture of shared values for innovation;
- Implications for leadership;
- Defining key performance indicators for RI;
- Alignment with other business objectives;
- Examples and best practices.
- Stahl, Bernd Carsten, Michael Obach, Emad Yaghmaei, Veikko Ikonen, Kate Chatfield, and Alexander Brem. 2017. “The Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) Maturity Model: Linking Theory and Practice” Sustainability 9, no. 6: 1036. https://doi.org/10.3390/su9061036
- Yaghmaei, Emad. (2018). Responsible research and innovation key performance indicators in industry: A case study in the ICT domain. Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society. 16. 10.1108/JICES-11-2017-0066.
- Chapter 8 of Yaghmaei, Emad & Ibo van de Poel (eds, 2021). Assessment of Responsible Innovation; Methods & Practices. Routledge.
- Yaghmaei, Emad & Ibo van de Poel (eds, 2021). Assessment of Responsible Innovation; Methods & Practices. Routledge (especially chapters 3, 14 and ‘Best practice IV: PRISMA KPI analysis tool’)
- CWA 17796 Responsibility-by-design standard: https://www.nen.nl/cwa-17796-2021-en-288066
- Module 1: Tue. 9 Jan, 19.00-21.00 CET / 11am-1pm MST
- Module 2: Thu. 18 Jan, 19.00-21.00 CET / 11am-1pm MST
- Module 3: Tue. 23 Jan, 19.00-21.00 CET / 11am-1pm MST
- Module 4: Thu. 30 Jan, 19.00-21.00 CET / 11am-1pm MST
- Module 5: Thu. 8 Feb, 19.00-21.00 CET / 11am-1pm MST
- Final meeting: Thu. 22 Feb, 19.00-21.00 CET / 11am-1pm MST
To pass this course, you are expected to:
- Actively prepare for and participate in the meetings connected to the modules;
- Get a passing grade on a presentation that you prepare on a topic of your choice for the 6th and final 2-hour meeting.