Senter for vitenskapsteori
Horizon 2020

Sluttkonferanse EPINET

28.-29. april 2015 ble det arrangert en sluttkonferanse for det EU-finansierte EPINET-prosjektet der SVT har hatt en sentral rolle.

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Konferansen fant sted i Le Bouche à Oreille, Rue Félix Hap 11, 1040 Brussel.

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The EPINET Final Conference, 28-29 April 2015, brings together researchers, innovators, policy makers, ELSi scholars and other stakeholders who represent the epistemic networks associated with smart grids, wearable sensors, in-vitro meat, autonomous robots and data protection.

At present there exists a great diversity of assessment methods to evaluate the impacts of science and technology on society and the environment, and to evaluate the purposes for which innovation practices proceed.
This project explores novel ways of bringing a range ofassessment methods into concert with each other, and with the concerns of innovators, policy makers and citizen groups.

Epinet introduces the concept of epistemic networks to conceptualise complex developments within emerging fields of socio-technical innovation. It establishes a 'soft' framework within which the plurality of assessment practices can be explored and reflected upon.
Epinet uses this approach to study four cases:

  •  Wearable sensors for activity and physiological monitoring
  •  Cognitive technical systems (mainly robotics)
  •  Synthetic/ in-vitro meat
  •  Smart grids for power supply

The conference will report on our case studies and accommodate feedback, discussion and debate, addressing the impacts and implications of recent trends. It will also dedicate considerable time to discuss and debate Responsible Innovation as a policy programme within Horizon 2020—a yardstick for innovators and evaluators to measure their commitments and standards.