TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT PROGRAMME
goal of the Frontiers network of excellence is to build capacity
to do excellent research by combining expertise of its members.
goal of network is to stimualte innovations stemming from its
research into products for the benefit to society. With this second
goal in mind, the Frontiers
Technology Assessment Programme has been set
up to undertake research and actively support the mechanisms of
stimulating technological innovations for the benefit of society.
Thus there are two streams of overlapping work:
can Frontiers bridge the divide between its research with
industry and user/consumers?
can Frontiers maximise the benefit to society of technolgoies
stemming from its research? How can the link between research
and society be made in the most desirable way? How can it
stay reflexive of environmental, societal and ethical aspects
whilst still developing applications suitable for markets?
are general challenges for any technology, but the promise of
the pervasiveness of nanotechnology means there is a repsonsibility
to contribute to the most desirable use of the results of Frontiers
Frontiers Technology Assessment Programme will run a number of
projects, comprising workshops and studies to attempt to find
processes for handling the two general questions outlined above.
(what is Technology Assessment? - see menu bar)
NoE believes that excellent research can be linked with societally
robust applications by creative management with all stakeholders
concern. As stated int he Frontiers mission statement: creating
a climate to stimulate responsible innovation adds another layer
of relevance to our research.
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Technology Assessment Team