Klaus Leisinger, Founder of the Global Values Alliance, shares a broad overview of the role of Responsible Innovation in achieving the SDGs. He argues that science-based technological advances and innovation guided by the SDGs can ensure a good and sustainable life to all, while business leaders have a key role to play.
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.
Virginia Robano, Consultant to the OECD, 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.
Mahmud Samandari, founder and secretary general of ebbf, outlines the issues related to Responsible Innovation in the ICT industry, and proposes a mechanism to support SMEs on their way to responsible practises. (Image source: “Artificial intelligence” by Many wonderful artists-flickr)
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, 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 (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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