Past and current research projects

    The philosophy departments of Delft, Eindhoven and Twente, that together form 4TU.Ethics, perform excellent research in the area of philosophy and technology. Their work can even be considered as internationally leading in their area. Philosophy of technology is one of the very few topics in philosophy in which The Netherlands holds a unique and leading position in the world.

 

    Members of 4TU.Ethics have received several (prestigious) research grants over the past years. The most important grants are:

 

I. Current Projects

 

I) From the European Union (H2020)

(H2020 projects take place in larger consortia. The amount mentioned is the total amount awarded, of which a part will go to the 4TU.Ethics applicant)

 

Period, Amount(€) Title of project 4TU.Ethics applicant(s)
2015-present, 375.000 BrainHack: Neural Computer Interfaces Sabine Roeser
2015-present, 75.000 So Big Data Jeroen van den Hoven
2016, 600.000 PRISMA: Piloting RRI in Industry: a roadmap for tranSforMAtive technologies Ibo van de Poel
2016, 101.800 CANVAS: Constructing an Alliance for Value-driven Cybersecurity Ibo van de PoelJeroen van den Hoven
2016, 1.918.000

SIENNA: Stakeholder-Informed Ethics for New Technologies with High Socio-economic and Human Rights Impact

Philip Brey, Saskia Nagel
2014-present,    3.7 M-€ 

SATORI: Stakeholders Acting Together on the ­Ethical Impact Assessment of ­Research and Innovation

Philip Brey
2.500.000

Global Terrorism and Collective Moral Responsibility: Redesigning Military, Police and Intelligence Institutions in Liberal Democracies, ERC Advanced Grant

Seumas Miller

 

II) From NWO (The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research) Responsible Innovation Program) – Ongoing Projects

 

Period, Amount (€) 

Title of Project 4TU.Ethics applicant(s)

2014-present, 250.000

The ethics of flood risk management: Reconciling equity and efficiency in flood risk management Neelke Doorn
2014-present 250.000 Multinational nuclear waste repositories: ethics and acceptability Behnam Taebi 
2016-present, 574.000 Crowd-based innovation: Governing transition of responsibilities Neelke Doorn  
2016-present, 166.125 The Refugee Crisis in Europe: Modelling Humanitarian Logistics Lamber Royakkers, Christine Boshuijzen
2016-present, 625.000 Mobile Support Systems for Behavior Change Lily Frank, Philip Nickel, Anthonie Meijers
2016-present, 500.000 Responsible decision-making on gas: How individual and institutional factors influence public evaluations of gas Udo Pesch   
2016-present, 508.850 Meaningful Human Control over Automated Driving Systems Filippo Santoni de Sio

2015-present,  375.000 

Developing and implementing smart grids in India Auke Pols, Andreas Spahn
2015-present, 468.750 Prognosticating of patients in coma: towards a responsible practice Marianne Boenink
2015-present, 375.000  Frugal Innovations and Responsible Entrepreneurship: Case Studies in the Water and Health Sectors in East Africa Neelke Doorn
2015-present,  495.876  Developing socially responsible innovations: The role of values and moral emotions Sabine Roeser, Nicole Huijts
2015-present, 375.000 Value sensitive collaborative water governance Neelke Doorn
2015- present,   5.000.000 RESPONSE: Assessment tools for responsible innovation in the energy transition

Behnam TaebiUdo Pesch

 

III) Other NWO grants

 

Period, Amount (€) Title of project 4TU.Ethics applicant(s)
2016, 202.663 NEWEL: The New Science of Existential Well-being Philip Brey, Johnny Soraker
2016, 10.000 ReST: Responsibility in Society and Technology: Bridging the Gap  
2015-present, 250.000 Addressing Ethical Challenges of the Service Robot Revolution Aimee van Wynsberghe
2015-present, 250.000 Nudging Responsibly. An intervention on the ethics of nudging Philip Robichaud
2017-present, 100.000 A framework for analyzing value trade-offs from interoperable Big Data in public safety contexts Anthonie Meijers, Elizabeth O’Neill
  Technology and the limits of humanity: the ethics and anthropology of posthumanism Peter-Paul Verbeek
2011-2016,    1,5 M-€

New Technologies as Social Experiments

Ibo van de Poel

 

IV) Other grants 

 

Period, Amount (€)

Title project 

4TU.Ethics applicant(s)  
  COST ACTION: Wearable Robots for Augmentation, Assistance or Substitution of Human Motor Functions Aimee van WynsbergheFilippo Santoni de Sio  

200.000

TEMPLETON: Scaffolding the media for intellectually humble discourse Mark Alfano  
25.000 NIRICT: Enabling Constructive Public Discourse on Social Media Mark AlfanoMarianne Boenink  
100.000 Fearful Technologies: Historical and ethical perspectives on the role of fear in pro-technology, Departmental Board IE&IS, TU/e  Andreas Spahn  
2017- present, 100.000 A framework for analyzing value trade-offs from interoperable Big Data in public safety contexts Elizabeth O’Neil  
2014, 2.500.000 ERC grant: Global Terrorism and Collective Moral Responsibility: Redesigning Military, Police and Intelligence Institutions in Liberal Democracies Seumas Miller  

 

II) Past Projects 

 

I) From the European Union (FP7 program)

(FP7 projects take place in larger consortia. The amount mentioned is the total amount awarded, of which a part will go to the 4TU.Ethics applicant)

 

Period, Amount (€) Title of project 4TU.Ethics applicant(s)
2009-2011, 834.000 Ethical Issues of Emerging ICT Applications Jeroen van den Hoven
2009-2011, 531.000 Ethical and regulatory issues raised by synthetic biology Ibo van de Poel
2012, 424.000

Capturing the societal value of offshore wind

Rafaela Hillerbrand
2016-2017 Research into ethical and legal aspects of drones Peter-Paul Verbeek


II) From NWO (the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research) Responsible Innovation program

 

Period, Amount (€)

Title of project 4TU.Ethics applicant(s)
2015,         541.310 Responsible early diagnostics for Alzheimer’s Disease Marianne Boenink
  Technology and Human Development: A Capability Approach Jeroen van den Hoven, Ilse Oosterlaken
2009-2014, 550.000 Persuasive technology, allocation control, and social values Anthonie Meijers
  Biosecurity and dual use research Seumas Miller, Jeroen van den Hoven
2009-2015, 550.000 Moral fitness of military personnel in a networked operational environment Lamber Royakkers
 

Telecare at home: Anticipating conflicting norms in telemonitoring technologies for chronic patients

Peter-Paul Verbeek
 

Ethical aspects of the risks involved in the transition from lab-scale model to full-size open plant in bioprocess technology

Ibo van de Poel
2004-2007, 81.000

Medical Images in the Health Care Process

Jeroen van den Hoven
2004-2008, 135.000

Technology and the Matter of Morality

Peter-Paul Verbeek
2005-2006, 78.000

Developing scenarios of moral controversies concerning new biomedical technologies

Tsjalling Swierstra
2005-2009, 135.000 

Emotions and Technological Risks: Emotions as a Normative Guide in Judging the Moral Acceptability of Technological Risks

Sabine Roeser
2006-2009, 183.797

Normative implications of non-invasive, quantitative, acousto-optic registration of chemical substrates in human blood and tissue

Tsjalling Swierstra
2006-2012, 845.000

Evaluating the Cultural Quality of New Media. Towards an Integrated Philosophy of Human-Media Relations

Philip Brey
2007-2011, 378.000

Neuroethics: ethical, legal and conceptual aspects of neuroscience and neurotechnology

Gert-Jan Lokhorst
2007-2012, 498.000

Moral responsibility in R&D Networks

Ibo van de Poel
2008-2013, 406.000 

Technology and the limits of humanity: the ethics and anthropology of posthumanism

Peter-Paul Verbeek
2010-2015, 800.000

Moral Emotions and Risk Politics

Sabine Roeser
2011-2016, 1.500.000

New Technologies as Social Experiments

Ibo van de Poel
2011-2013, 550.000

Enhancing Responsibility: The Effects of Cognitive Enhancement on Moral and Legal Responsibility

Nicole Vincent
2009-2014, 550.000

Responsible Innovation in Food Technology: about the intricate web of soft impacts, (ir)responsibilities, and mutual lack of trust

Tsjalling Swierstra
2013-2014, 189.203

Medical Trust Beyond Clinical Walls

Philip Nickel
2011-2015, 532.569

Biofuels: sustainable innovation or gold rush?

Auke Pols

  

IV) Other grants