Journal article

Responsible, Inclusive Innovation and the Nano-Divide

Doris Schroeder, Sally Dalton-Brown, Benjamin Schrempf, David Kaplan

NanoEthics: ethics for technologies that converge at the nanoscale | SPRINGER | Published : 2016


Policy makers from around the world are trying to emulate successful innovation systems in order to support economic growth. At the same time, innovation governance systems are being put in place to ensure a better integration of stakeholder views into the research and development process. In Europe, one of the most prominent and newly emerging governance frameworks is called Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI). This article aims to substantiate the following points: (1) The concept of RRI and the concept of justice can be used to derive similar ethical positions on the nano-divide. (2) Given the ambitious policy aims of RRI (e.g. economic competitiveness enhancer), the concept may be ..

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University of Melbourne Researchers


Awarded by European Community's Seventh Framework Programme

Funding Acknowledgements

Thanks to Julie Cook Lucas for editorial support; to John Weckert, Stephan Lingner and Armin Schmidt for comments on an earlier draft; and to the ProGReSS Consortium for stimulating debates on the concept of inclusive innovation ( This article was written with support from the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme grant number 321400.