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Ethics Education for Engineers (SURF grant)

This project (2019/2021) involves a collaboration between the TU/e (head university), TU Delft, UT and the WUR (under the flag of 4TU. Ethics) to develop materials for ethics education for engineers (Bachelor and Master). TU Delft is involved in this project through several people: the project leader is Lavinia Marin; Sabine Roeser and Janna...

Framework for responsible and accountable deprivation area mapping in support of pro-poor policies (FRAME-PRO)

Locational data (“geo-data”) has become increasingly available due to technological innovation. This innovation has improved the capability of capturing, storing and processing vast amounts of geo-data, producing results which have commercial and administrative value. For example, such data are essential in the SDG agenda. While there is a growing awareness of the ethical challenges...

BRIdging Technology in the Built Environment (BRIDE)

The aim of the BRIDE project is to explore the role of smart public infrastructure in making and re-making of public space. Utilizing research through design and mobilizing an empirical-philosophical theory of technology, the research team will engage in the design and construction of data interaction systems for an Internet of Things-enabled 3D printed...

Designing for Controversies in Responsible Smart Cities

As the Amersfoort Municipality is building a new Internet of Things infrastructure, this consortium of public-private partners wants to develop a government-citizen-academic-industry collaboration platform that allows a wide range of stakeholders in a series of co-design sessions to discuss ethical, juridical, and social controversies, and foster broader support. Consortiumpartners: Gemeente Amersfoort, Marxman Advocaten, Aerovision,...

Theorizing Technological Mediation

NWO-VICI funded project on the mediating role of technology in knowledge, ethics, and metaphysics. Researchers: Peter-Paul Verbeek (PI), Bas de Boer (PhD candidate), Jonne Hoek (PhD candidate), Olya Kudina (PhD candidate), Nicola Liberati (postdoc), Jan Bergen (postdoc). More information can be found here....

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

International terrorism, e.g. Al Qaeda, IS, is a major global security threat. Counter-terrorism is a morally complex enterprise involving police, military, intelligence agencies and non-security agencies. Counter-terrorism should be framed as a collective moral responsibility of governments, security institutions and citizens. (1) How is international terrorism to be defined? (2) What is the required...

SIENNA

The SIENNA project is a European Commission-funded project in the Horizon 2020 programme with a budget of € 4.0 million and a running time of 3 ½ years (October 1, 2017 – April 1, 2021).  It is carried by a consortium of thirteen organizations from the European Union and other parts of the world,...

NEWEL Project: The New Science of Existential Well-being

Many large organizations collect and generate massive amounts of data about their employees.  Could these organizations leverage these data to improve the lives of their employees?  This is the main question driving the New Science of Existential Well-Being (NEWEL) project.     The project is a collaboration of academic researchers in philosophy (from the...

Developing and Implementing Smart Grids in India

India faces two major challenges in the field of electricity generation and use. Its electricity demand is growing while its central grid suffers from severe performance deficits. Meanwhile, a significant part of India’s population does not even have access to the central grid. The Indian government aims to address these challenges in part by...

Responsible Industry

Responsible-Industry is an EU-funded project that explores how private corporations can conduct their research and innovation activities responsibly.   The Responsible-Industry project will design an Exemplar Implementation Plan of RRI in Industry to demonstrate how industry can work productively together with societal actors and integrate principles and methodologies of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI)...

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