University College London and Nesta hosted the first in this series on responsible innovation.
The event looked at the impact of different forms of citizen participation in science, design and innovation, from citizen science platforms like Zooniverse to smart cities built and shaped by citizens’ data and decisions, from hackspaces and Fablabs where people can play and build with cutting edge technologies to patient groups steering research towards rare diseases.
Responsible Innovation Series
These events are aimed at innovators, academics, policy makers, NGOs and investors interested in finding better ways of governing the products, processes and purposes (the what, the how and the why) of innovation.
These events offer an opportunity to explore what ‘good innovation’ is, the distribution of benefits and risks and how particular innovations may close off other possibilities. Can we learn from hindsight and experimentation to develop new approaches? Through the events and an online platform you will help shape a manifesto for responsible innovation.