Responsible Innovation: Multi-Level Dynamics and Soft Intervention Practices

Erik Fisher, Arie Rip

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This chapter discusses initiatives in the field of “Responsible Innovation” (RI) at different levels and some of their dynamics. Then it focuses on two types of intervention-oriented activities that concretely support and stimulate aspirations for RI/Responsible Research and Innovation” (RRI): socio-technical integration research (STIR) and constructive technology assessment (CTA). Finally, it discusses tensions in the concept and practices of RI/RRI, particularly in the light of its prospects for effectiveness and institutionalization
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResponsible Innovation: Managing the Responsible Emergence of Science and Innovation in Society
EditorsR. Owen, J. Bessant, M. Heintz
ISBN (Print)9781118551394
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Publication series



  • METIS-296759
  • IR-86372

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