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2023-2024

Principles of Public Interest Technology

Principles of Public Interest Technology

Arizona State University
Study load: 3 ECTS / credit points
Time frame: March - April 2024
This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of Public Interest Technology through the lens of Responsible Innovation, including key concepts, theories, considerations, tools, and analytical frameworks. Students will identify and analyze stakeholders, societal dimensions, and policy issues in the context of governing current and emerging technologies such as facial recognition technology, biotechnology, artificial intelligence, and financial technology. Students will be introduced to governance, socio-technical change, public values, accountability, responsiveness, and other key concepts when considering how technologies can be designed and developed with normative issues in mind. They will be exposed to critical issues such as data ownership, consent, privacy, security, accessibility, and the digital divide.
Responsible Innovation in Industry

Responsible Innovation in Industry

Delft University of Technology
Study load: 3 ECTS / credit points
Time frame: Jan. - Feb. 2024
How can companies assess and address uncertainties, potential risks and public and ethical concerns in their innovation projects? How can they ensure that new products and services are safe? How can their innovation strategies achieve commitment from all stakeholders and enhance competitiveness and profitability at the same time? This course looks into analyzing ethical, legal and social impacts, dealing with controversial or conflicting issues, organizing effective stakeholder engagement, communicating the company's RI vision across the organization and overcoming resistance when implementing RI strategies.
Technology Assessment in Theory & Practice

Technology Assessment in Theory & Practice

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Study load: 3 ECTS / credit points
Time frame: January - June 2024
This course discusses Technology Assessment (TA) as one aspect or approach to Responsible Innovation (RI). While RI is an emerging concept in the EU context which highlights the relevance of social-ethical issues in research and innovation practices, TA addresses similar topics, sometimes from a slightly different angle. TA is an umbrella term for a variety of methods used to advise decision makers in policy or industry on how to devise technological progress. This course gives an introduction to the various different methods used in TA, its philosophical underpinnings, its prospects and its challenges. While the course aims to equip students with the necessary theoretical tools to assess and use TA methodology in RI, cases will be illustrated by concrete examples from TA in policy advice.

2022-2023

Introduction to Technology Assessment

Introduction to Technology Assessment

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Study load: 3 ECTS / credit hours
Time frame: January - June 2023
This course discusses Technology Assessment (TA) as one aspect or approach to Responsible Innovation (RI). While RI is an emerging concept in the EU context which highlights the relevance of social-ethical issues in research and innovation practices, TA addresses similar topics, sometimes from a slightly different angle. TA is an umbrella term for a variety of methods used to advise decision makers in policy or industry on how to devise technological progress. This course gives an introduction to the various different methods used in TA, its philosophical underpinnings, its prospects and its challenges. While the course aims to equip students with the necessary theoretical tools to assess and use TA methodology in RI, cases will be illustrated by concrete examples from TA in policy advice.
Principles of Public Interest Technology

Principles of Public Interest Technology

Arizona State University
Study load: 3 ECTS / credit hours
Time frame: January - February 2023
This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of Public Interest Technology through the lens of Responsible Innovation, including key concepts, theories, considerations, tools, and analytical frameworks. Students will identify and analyze stakeholders, societal dimensions, and policy issues in the context of governing current and emerging technologies such as facial recognition technology, biotechnology, artificial intelligence, and financial technology. Students will be introduced to governance, socio-technical change, public values, accountability, responsiveness, and other key concepts when considering how technologies can be designed and developed with normative issues in mind. They will be exposed to critical issues such as data ownership, consent, privacy, security, accessibility, and the digital divide.
Responsible Innovation in Industry

Responsible Innovation in Industry

Delft University of Technology
Study load: 3 ECTS / credit hours
Time frame: March-April 2023
How can companies assess and address uncertainties, potential risks and public and ethical concerns in their innovation projects? How can they ensure that new products and services are safe? How can their innovation strategies achieve commitment from all stakeholders and enhance competitiveness and profitability at the same time? This course looks into analyzing ethical, legal and social impacts, dealing with controversial or conflicting issues, organizing effective stakeholder engagement, communicating the company's RI vision across the organization and overcoming resistance when implementing RI strategies.