Checking Assumptions aND promoting responsibility In smart Development projects

How can social scientists and humanities scholars contribute to the development of smart technology?
To what extent are users involved in smart technology development? Can rights such as privacy and data security be built into digital environments and infrastructures?
These are some of the questions researchers will focus on in the project 'Checking Assumptions aND promoting responsibility In smart Development projects' (CANDID)

  • Funded by the European Commission Grant no— 732561
  • Project period: 01.01.2017 - 31.12.2017



CANDID in brief

CANDID studies aspects of the 'smart' agenda in which practitioners from the Social Sciences and the Humanities (SSH) offer unique and valuable insights of relevance to innovators and researchers in the ICT areas. CANDID will engage social science and humanities (SSH) researchers and ICT researchers in ´extended peer communications' aiming at Responsible Innovation.The project is organized around three modules:

  1. User and Design Configurations
  2. Risks, Rights and Engineering
  3. Sensing Infrastructures

Within these modules, selected case studies within health and energy will be considered in the analysis of discourses on ‘smart’. Each module sees researchers working with ICT practitioners and other stakeholders in order to provide more elaborate responses to different aspects of the research questions. CANDID is funded by Horizon 2020’s ICT programme, and responds to the challenge about involving humanities and social sciences researchers in ICT as a mean to challenge the established discourse around smart technology.


Funded by the European Commission
Grant agreement no - 732561
EC contribution: 566 290€


University of Bergen (Coordinator)

Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (ES)

Vrije Universiteit Brussel (BE)

University of Edinburgh (UK)

University of Surrey (UK)