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A Transatlantic Conversation on Responsible Innovation and Responsible Governance

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Randles, S., et al. (2012), "A TransAtlantic Conversation on Responsible Innovation and Responsible Governance" in Van Lente, H. et al. (eds.) Little by Little: Expansions of Nanoscience and Emerging Technologies. Heidelberg: Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft,169-180.
How can innovation in nanotechnology be balanced with responsible governance? Responsible innovation and responsible governance are broad concepts that mean different things to different groups. This paper presents the results of a roundtable with academics and policymakers from Europe and the U.S. held at the 2011 Society for the Study of Nanoscience and Emerging Technologies conference. The results of this roundtable discussion raise heterogeneous perspectives on the definition of responsible innovation and responsible governance and the role of philosophy versus practical intervention. At the same time, commonalities are also evidenced in the emphasis on the need for further progress toward commercialization benefits coupled with concrete practices and public involvement
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