Innovation is everywhere: new apps, new devices, new products, new processes etc. Each of these instances of innovation followed a path from its status as a (crazy!) idea to implementation. This path is heavily influenced by what we know and what how creative we are - but only to some extent. External forces triggered by market tendencies, political ideals and socio-ethical values come into play and influence the innovation path. In this context we ask: What does it mean for an innovation to take a responsible innovation path?

This is the website of a project funded by the Dutch Research Council (Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek, NWO). The project is a collaboration between social sciences, natural sciences and philosophy of technology - the alpha, beta and gamma sciences as they are referred to in Dutch.

  • If you want to know more about RI paths, a short explanation video can be found here.

  • If you want to contact the project members, click here.

  • If you want to be part of our case study (RI Paths for Ultrathin Nanomembranes The Netherlands)? Find out more here.

For a brief introduction to the project and its context, check out our introductory video: