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| Posted on April 25, 2022

Duration: 01-06-2022 → 30-11-2022

RED-AID: REspectful and capability-centreD AI Device for Preventing Call Fraud

Aim The RED-AID project has developed a conceptual home edge IoT device called WatchDog with the aim of addressing the issue of voice-based social engineering attacks. By applying a novel theoretical framework based on respectful design principles of interactive AI systems (work that resulted partially from the PETRAS project RETCON), RED-AID aims to develop an actionable ethical framework focusing on capabilities-centred...

| Posted on December 6, 2019

Duration: 01-01-2018 → 31-12-2022

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...

| Posted on September 17, 2019

Duration: 22-05-2018 → 31-12-2022

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,...

| Posted on September 17, 2019

Theorizing Technological Mediation

Despite its explosive growth over the past decades, the philosophy of technology is in great need of an empirical-philosophical theory of technology. The objective of this project is to develop such a theory: a theory of technological mediation. Building such a theory is a radical new step in the development of the ‘postphenomenological’ approach...

| Posted on September 27, 2017

Global Terrorism and Collective Moral Responsibility

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...

| Posted on September 13, 2017


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,...

| Posted on July 28, 2017

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 University of...

| Posted on November 20, 2015

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...

| Posted on June 10, 2015

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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