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 papers by the Advisory Board members Mahmud Samandari and Virginia Robano.

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

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

As many governments in Africa struggle to meet the growing healthcare demands of their populations, mobile and digital technology are revolutionizing the African healthcare sector. Charlotte Wagenaar, Senior Communications Advisor at PharmAccess Group and expert on global issues in the healthcare sector, 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.

Read the paper below and learn from the innovative approaches from Africa!

Download the full paper: “Practical Evidence and Benefits of Responsible Research and Innovation in the African Healthcare Sector. Reverse innovation – learning from health SMES in Africa.”

Author: Charlotte Wagenaar, 2017.


Londa Schiebinger: Gender-Responsible Research & Innovation

Prof. Londa Schiebinger (John L. Hinds Professor of History of Science at Stanford University, 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. Gendered innovations add value to research, society and business by stimulating creativity, innovation, and gender equality. Find out why and how companies can harness the creative power of gender analysis for innovation in the paper below!

Download the full paper: “Gender-Responsible Research and Innovation for Small and Medium-Size Enterprises: Nanotechnology, ICT, and Healthcare!”

Author: Londa Schiebinger, 2017

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.

Download the full paper: “Responsible Research & Innovation in Nanoelectronics and ICT”

Author: Roger De Keersmaecker, 2017

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