Partner institutes

School for the Future of Innovation in Society (SFIS)
Arizona State University

The School for the Future of Innovation in Society (SFIS) at Arizona State University is a transdisciplinary unit at the vanguard of ASU’s commitment to linking innovation to public value. We are pursuing a vision of responsible innovation that anticipates challenges and opportunities, integrates diverse knowledge and perspectives, and engages broad audiences. We contribute to changing the world through innovation by inspiring fresh thinking about better futures both individually and collectively. By examining the ways we translate imagination into innovation — and how we blend technical and social concerns along the way — we learn to build a future for everyone.

Department of Values, Technology & Innovation (VTI)
Delft University of Technology

Attention to values is indispensable for the development of technological and institutional innovations that are both socially and morally acceptable. Such values include justice, equity, efficiency, safety, security, sustainability, privacy, transparency, diversity, inclusiveness, and democracy. The Department of Values, Technology and Innovation (VTI) at Delft University of Technology takes a comprehensive approach to engineering and studies sociotechnical systems from a values perspective. It focuses on the overarching research themes of design for values, responsible innovation, and responsible risk management. The department brings together expertise from economics, safety science and philosophy.

Institute for Technology Assessment & Systems Analysis (ITAS)
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Technology assessment is important because scientific and technological progress does not only improve our lives, but frequently has unexpected and often undesirable effects. Climate change, environmental problems, data misuse, or collapsing traffic systems are among the most well-known examples. Knowing the spectrum of possible technology impacts at an early stage helps us to make good use of the potentials of progress and minimize or avoid the risks. At the Institute for Technology Assessment & Systems Analysis (ITAS) at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, we offer knowledge for action and point out possible solutions to global challenges. Our addressees are politics, business, and society – the actors who shape scientific and technological progress.