CNS-ASU Featured in NSF Science Nation Video

This week's Science Nation video, “Helping nanotechnology work for everyone,” is about the Center for Nanotechnology in Society at Arizona State University.

VIRI Holds First Annual Meeting in Sussex, UK

Jonny Hankins of the Bassetti Foundation posted a blog about the first annual meeting of the Virtual Institute for Responsible Innovation (VIRI), held 14 – 16 July, 2015, in Sussex, UK. 

David Guston is Founding Director of New ASU School Focused on the Future of Innovation

VIRI Member David Guston (CNS-ASU) is founding director of the new School for the Future of Innovation in Society at ASU. The school will teach students how to look at innovation from an anticipatory perspective. 

CNS-ASU Leads Workshop on Synthetic Biology and Society

CNS-ASU Director Dave Guston, along with ASU Barrett Honors College Faculty Fellow Jenny Dyck Brian and Caltech Professor Richard Murray, hosted a workshop in Tempe, AZ, on Research Agendas in the Societal Aspects of Synthetic Biology

Collaboration Led by CNS-Led Collaboration Anticipates Environmental Impacts of Solar Technologies

CNS-ASU, in collaboration with engineering researchers, industry, and government, has developed a new anticipatory approach to Life Cycle Assessments (aLCA) and applied it to photovoltaics research. The research and unique collaboration landed CNS Fellow Ben Wender and 14 co-authors top billing in the September 16 issue of the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Science and Technology

CNS-ASU Fellow's Research Aimed at Improving Engineers' Empathy

Improved social and emotional intelligence can help scientists and engineers connect to a broader public and better tailor their research and innovation to benefit society. CNS-ASU Fellow Kaitlin Vortherms is researching the role of empathy in engineering, as well as practical approaches to increasing empathic capacity in engineers.

Jonny Hankins Reviews the Latest Issue of JRI

Jonny Hankins, foreign correspondent with the Bassetti Foundation for Responsible Innovation, has published a review of Volume 2, Issue 1 of the Journal of Responsible Innovation. You can read the entire review here:

Defining and Growing Responsible Innovation

VIRI member Jonny Hankins of the Basetti Foundation has contributed an article to IEEE’s Tech Talk blog. The article “What Does ‘Responsible Innovation’ Mean?” can be viewed here:

Guston Co-Authors White Paper on Innovation Policy

CNS-ASU Director David Guston and Walter Valdivia of the Brookings Institute have co-authored a new white paper, “Responsible Innovation: A Primer for Policymakers.” You can read it at:


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