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Responsible Nanotechnology Research and Innovation (RNRI) (Taller)

Cuándo y dónde

07/03/2014

Ciclo

Nanoscience Cooperative Research Center - CIC NanoGUNE
Tolosa Hiribidea 76, E-20018 Donostia - San Sebastián

Descripción

The European Commission claims that nanotechnology R&D under "Horizon 2020" will be conducted according to a "Responsible Research and Innovation" (RRI) framework, meaning that "societal actors work together during the whole research and innovation process in order to better align both the process and its outcomes, with the values, needs and expectations of European society" (EC, 2012, "Responsible Research and Innovation – Europe's ability to respond to societal challenges", p. ii).

Policy claims on Responsible Nanotechnology Research and Innovation (RNRI) should not be taken for granted though. Rather, they need to be analyzed in the context of the heterogeneous set of economic and political interests, technical capabilities, and socio-cultural factors that frame nanotechnology R&D. In that sense, this workshop aims to study the keys, dynamics and difficulties underlying the application of RNRI policies by tackling the following questions: How is RNRI being understood and applied? Which are the tensions between the different EU institutional bodies concerning the meanings and scope of RNRI? How do issues of social legitimacy and trust relate to RNRI policies and initiatives? Will European research policy be substantially transformed through RNRI?


PROGRAM
March 7, 2014
Nanoscience Cooperative Research Center - CIC NanoGUNE
(http://www.nanogune.eu/en)
Tolosa Hiribidea 76,
E-20018 Donostia - San Sebastian

9.15-9.30: "Welcome / Introductory Comments"
        Ana Arrieta, Vice-Rector of the Gipuzkoa campus of the University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU
        Andoni Ibarra, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU

9.30-10.30: "Societal and Ethical Issues in Nanotechnology"
        Carl Mitcham, Colorado School of Mines

10.30-11.30: "Nanotechnology and Public Participation: A Substantial New Agenda?"
        Brian Wynne, Lancaster University

11.30-12.00: Coffee Break

12.00-13.00, General Lecture: "A vision of Responsible Nanotehnology Research and Innovation (RNRI) in the European Union"
        Speaker: René von Schomberg, European Commission, Brussels
        Chair: Pedro M. Etxenike, Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC)

13.00:-14.30: Lunch

14.30-15.30: "The Meaning and Scope of RRI Concerning the Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Aspects of Nanotechnology"
        Hannot Rodríguez, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU
        Andoni Ibarra, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU

15.30-16.30: "Nanotechnology and Uncertainty: Beyond Risk and Responsibility"
        Roger Strand, University of Bergen

16.30-16.45: Coffee Break

16.45-17.45: "Organizing Collective Responsibility Beyond Regulation: Deliberation, Precaution and Codes of Conduct"
        René von Schomberg, European Commission, Brussels

17.45-18.30: "Working Discussion: Setting A Research Agenda for the Future"

Datos de contacto

  • Responsable: Hannot Rodríguez (UPV/EHU)
  • Departamento - Servicio:
  • Correo electrónico: hannot.rodriguez@ehu.es
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