Responsible Innovation: Ethics, Safety and Technology - 2nd edition


Joost Groot Kormelink
Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management
Keywords: Responsible innovation, Technology assessment, Ethical concerns, technology risk, Value Sensitive Design


This textbook is based on the MOOC Responsible Innovation offered by the TU Delft. It provides a framework to reflect on the ethics and risks of new technologies. How can we make sure that innovations do justice to social and ethical values? How can we minimize (unknown)risks?
The book explains:
•The concept and importance of responsible innovation for society
•Key ethical concepts and considerations to analyse the risks of new technologies
•Different types of innovation (e.g. radical, niche, incremental, frugal)
•Roadmap for Responsible Innovation by Industry
•The concept of Value Sensitive Design (VSD)
It includes a link to all the web lectures as well as case studies ranging from care robots and nuclear energy to Artificial Intelligence and self-driving vehicles.

Author Biography

Joost Groot Kormelink, Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management

Joost Groot Kormelink is manager Open and Online Education at the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management and responsible for offering MOOCs in the field of Responsible Innovation for various target groups. Joost is also involved in international projects focusing on the risks and societal impact of new technologies and secretary of the Human Research Ethics Committee of the TU Delft.


October 7, 2019

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