Blogs

RI blogs and recommended reading

As We Now Think
Reflections, commentary and analysis from Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes at Arizona State University.
Future Tense
Future Tense reports on emerging technologies, tech policy, and digital culture. Future Tense is a project from Slate, the New America Foundation, and Arizona State University.
Focus
Focus is the blog on Responsible Innovation from the Bassetti Foundation. The Foundation aims to create an environment on the web where debates can take place between those interested in problematic discussions regarding the theme of Innovation and its impact throughout history.
Innovation Excellence: Jonny Hankins
Innovation Excellence's mission is to help you achieve innovation excellence inside your own organization by making innovation resources, answers, and best practices accessible for the greater good.
Technology Bloggers: Jonny Hankins
Jonny Hankins is a foreign correspondent with the Bassetti Foundation for Responsible Innovation.  He is also on the the editorial board of the Journal of Responsible Innovation published by Taylor & Francis and participates in VIRI and the Integrated Network for Social Sustainability. To learn more about Hankins, visit his personal website. 
The Guardian: Jack Stilgoe
Jack Stilgoe teaches science policy at University College London and is an affiliated research fellow at the Centre for Science and Policy, University of Cambridge. On Twitter he is @JackStilgoe.
The Guardian: James Wilsdon
James Wilsdon is professor of science and democracy at SPRU (Science and Technology Policy Research), University of Sussex. From 2008 to 2011 he was director of science policy at the Royal Society. On Twitter he is@jameswilsdon.
Matter
MATTER is a new 'action tank' dedicated to having new technologies work for us all. This is a personal blog. It's about whatever gets me excited, winds me up or I need to get off my chest! I also want to use it to fulfill one of our aims which is to facilitate debate, so don't be shy about adding comments, supportive or critical or in general putting me right!
scipolicyeu
Some (EU-centred) thoughts on #scipolicy with science communication, public policy and science in society twists.
Debating Innovation blog
The Observatory for Responsible Innovation is an independent international think tank, created with the purpose of thinking and debating new measures, concepts and methods to foster responsibility in innovation.
KARIM: Knowledge Acceleration and Responsible Innovation Meta Network
KARIM aims at facilitating knowledge transfer across North West Europe (NWE), in 6 main fields: ICT (Information & Communication Technologies); Smart Energy Systems; Environmental Technologies; Eco-toxicology; Nano-bio Science & Engineering; Bio-medical Technologies.
René von Schomberg
René von Schomberg is an agricultural scientist and philosopher. He is an author/(co-editor) of 14 books. He holds Ph.D’s from the University of Twente, the Netherlands (Science and Technology Studies) and J.W.Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, Germany (Philosophy). He has been a European Union Fellow at George Mason University, USA in 2007 and has been with the European Commission since 1998.
Soft Machines
Some personal views on nanotechnology, science and science policy from Richard Jones.
2020 Science
A personal blog about science and technology in the 21st century. Written by Andrew Maynard it tackles some of the knottier questions raised by science and technology, such as “where is technology innovation taking us?”, “what is the role of science in society?” and “how can science and technology be developed responsibly?”
Journal of Responsible Innovation
Beginning publication in 2014, the Journal of Responsible Innovation offers an opportunity to articulate, strengthen and critique perspectives about the role of responsibility in the research and development process. The journal will also provide a forum for discussions of ethical, social and governance issues that arise in a society that places a great emphasis on innovation.
TechTank
From the Brookings Institution, TechTank looks at new developments in mobile technology, digital education, health IT and innovation policy, among other topics. 

 

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