Insights by COMPASS Advisory Board

Responsible Innovation is still a challenging concept for a number of businesses and industries. COMPASS has brought together exceptional experts, who have been working on the forefront of responsible innovation issues in the areas of healthcare, ICT, and nanotechnology, as well as on ethics, gender, and competitiveness issues as members of the Advisory Board. These Advisory Board members are offering exclusive insights into some of the most pressing Responsible Innovation issues to COMPASS.

We will be publishing the COMPASS Advisory Board’s insights over the course of the project.

Coming up soon: expert paper by the Advisory Board member Mahmud Samandari, Secretary General of Ethical Business Building the Future (ebbf).

Virginia Robano: Responsible Innovation & the SME Business Environment

Virginia Robano, Consultant to the OECD (Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs and Local Development, Directorate for Financial Affairs, and Directorate for Public Governance and Territorial), elaborates on the business environment for OECD small firms and entrepreneurs.

She identifies and describes potential opportunities and constraints in the adoption of Responsible Innovation and provides a rationale for public policy intervention.

Download the full paper: “The SME Business Environment: Opportunities and Constraints to Implement Responsible Research and Innovation”

Author: Virginia Robano, 2017

Klaus Leisinger: Responsible Innovation & the 2030 Agenda

Since 2015 the world has agreed on a new sustainable development agenda – the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), COMPASS Advisory Board Member Klaus Leisinger, Founder of the GVA – Global Values Alliance, shares a broad overview of the role that responsible innovation in industry can play in achieving the SDGs.

In this insight paper he argues that science-based technological advances and innovation guided by the SDGs are a precondition to achieving the SDGs and can ensure a good and sustainable life to all while business leaders have a key role to play.
Find out why and how individuals, businesses, and political decision makers must work together to put Responsible Innovation into practice!

Download the full paper: Responsible Research & Innovation: Science with and for Society (with special consideration of the “leaving no one behind” aspect of the Agenda 2030)

Author: Klaus Leisinger, 2017

Londa Schiebinger: Gender-Responsible Research & Innovation

Prof. Londa Schiebinger (Director of the EU/US Gendered Innovations in Science, Health & Medicine, Engineering, and Environment Project) elaborates on the importance and practice of considering gender issues in research and innovation.

Charlotte Wagenaar: Innovative concepts in healthcare – learning from SMEs in Africa

Charlotte Wagenaar, Senior Communications Advisor at PharmAccess Group, shares her insights on the challenges and market failures faced by the healthcare sector in sub-Saharan Africa and how current research and interventions help health SMEs in overcoming them.

Roger De Keersmaecker: Responsible Innovation in Nanoelectronics and ICT

Roger De Keersmaecker (Executive advisor for IMEC) shares his profund insights on current and emerging topics in nanoelectronics and ICT, the concept of responsible innovation and pathways to operationalise it.

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