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 (Euro) Title of project 4TU.Ethics applicant
2015-onward, 375.000 Neural Computer Interfaces Sabine Roeser
2015-onward, 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- onward  4 M-€ / 3.7 M-€ 

SATORI

Philip Brey
2.500.000

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

 

 

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

 

Ongoing Projects

 

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

 

iii) Other NWO grants

 

Period, amount (Euro) Title of project Main 4TU.Ethics applicant
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  Behnam Taebi
2015-onward, 250.000 Addressing Ethical Challenges of the Service Robot Revolution Aimee van Wynsberghe
2015-onward, 250.000 Nudging Responsibly. An intervention on the ethics of nudging Philip Robichaud
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
 

Moral Emotions and Risk Politics

 

Sabine Roeser

 

New Technologies as Social Experiments

 

Ibo van de Poel

 

iv) Other grants 

 

Period, amount (Euro)

Title project 

4TU.Ethics applicant  
  COST ACTION Wearable Robots for Augmentation, Assistance or Substitution of Human Motor Functions, COST Action    
200.000 TEMPLETON Scaffolding the media for intellectually humble discourse.    
25.000 Enabling Constructive Public Discourse on Social Media, NIRICT    
100.000 Fearful Technologies: Historical and ethical perspectives on the role of fear in pro-technology, Departmental Board IE&IS, TU/e     
100.000 A framework for analyzing value trade-offs from interoperable big data in public safety contexts    
2.500.000 Global Terrorism and Collective Moral Responsibility: Redesigning Military, Police and Intelligence Institutions in Liberal Democracies, ERC Advanced Grant Seumas Miller  
  Wearable Robots for Augmentation, Assistance or Substitution of Human Motor Functions, COST Action  Aimee van WynsbergheFilippo Santoni de Sio  
200.000 Scaffolding the media for intellectually humble discourse, Templeton Mark Alfano  
25.000 Enabling Constructive Public Discourse on Social Media, NIRICT 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  

 

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 (Euro) Title of project 4TU.Ethics applicant
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

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

 

Title of project 4TU.Ethics applicant(s)
1. Responsible early diagnostics for Alzheimer’s Disease Marianne Boenink
2. Technology and Human Development: A Capability Approach Jeroen van den Hoven, Ilse Oosterlaken
3. Persuasive technology and social values Anthonie Meijers
4. Biosecurity and dual use research Seumas Miller, Jeroen van den Hoven
5. Moral fitness of military personnel in a networked operational environment Lamber Royakkers
6. Responsible innovation in food technology: deliberating hard and soft impacts Tsjalling Swierstra

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

Peter-Paul Verbeek

8. 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

9. Medical Images in the Health Care Process

Jeroen van den Hoven

10. Technology and the Matter of Morality

Peter-Paul Verbeek

11. Developing scenarios of moral controversies concerning new biomedical technologies

Tsjalling Swierstra

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

Sabine Roeser

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

Tsjalling Swierstra

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

Philip Brey

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

Gert-Jan Lokhorst

16. Moral responsibility in R&D Networks

Ibo van de Poel

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

Peter-Paul Verbeek

18. Moral Emotions and Risk Politics

Sabine Roeser

19. New Technologies as Social Experiments

Ibo van de Poel

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

Nicole Vincent

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

Tsjalling Swierstra

22. Medical Trust Beyond Clinical Walls

Philip Nickel

23. Biofuels: sustainable innovation or gold rush?

Auke Pols

  

III) Other NWO grants

 

Period, amount (Euro) Title of project Main 4TU.Ethics applicant
2004-2006, 153.000 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