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At the roundtable in The Hague, delegates got a chance to debate the future of innovation, sustainability and development and voice your opinion. Brief provocative and/or inspirational statements were used to spark the debate, linking their topic of expertise to one or more of the 3Ds.
Among the speakers were Jasper Grosskurth, project leader of the foresight project ‘Technology in Africa’ of STT (Stichting Toekomstbeeld der Techniek); Jeroen van den Hoven,professor of ethics and technology at TU Delft and scientific director at the 3TU.Centre for Ethics and Technology. Professor van den Hoven was one of the driving forces behind the grant program ‘Responsibile Innovation’ of NWO (the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research), which also pays attention to innovation, developing countries and global justice. A key concept in his work is that of ‘value sensitive design’.
Also speaking were Prabhu Kandachar, professor of industrial design engineering at TU Delft, who is extensively involved in designing products & services for the emerging markets or BoP in developing countries, with many action oriented projects and much collaboration with companies in the last few years; and Luc Soete, professor of international economic relations at Maastricht University and director of UNU-MERIT, a joint research institute with the United Nations University (UNU).
For more information, see the 3TU.Ethics webpage.