Responsible Innovation

NWO

€ 560.000
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Consortia of researchers and private partners can submit applications for proactive research into ethical and societal aspects of new innovations.

Challenge Overview

Multidisciplinary research teams develop innovation trajectories in close cooperation with stakeholders. Ethical and societal aspects play an important role in these trajectories right from the very start. The central role of societal relevance in innovation enables the realisation of innovations and potential products and services that re late to the grand societal challenges, both now and in the long er term. Furthermore, MVI projects can prevent the occurrence of problems at a later stage and the need for complex adaptations. Ethical and societal requirements for new services and products can also be drivers of innovation instead of impediments to it.

Applications for research projects can be submitted by consortia of researchers and private partners. The research teams are always multidisciplinary. The main applicant is an experienced senior researcher with a doctorate degree and a position at a NWO-accredited research institution. The consortia have to include at least one private partner which must fund part of the project (matching). Thematching funds can be provided by more than one private partner.

About the challenger

The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research ensures quality and innovation in science and facilitates its impact on society. Its main task is to fund scientific research at public research institutions in the Netherlands, especially universities. NWO focuses on all scientific disciplines and fields of research. The funds are allocated by means of a national competition on the basis of quality and independent assessment and selection procedures. NWO plays several roles as a broad, national research organisation that actively contributes to various elements of national science and innovation policy.

Required content of your proposal

Funds that may be requested:

  • Postdoc positions
  • Replacement grants
  • Direct material costs in connection with the research 

The applications will be assessed on the following criteria:

  • General scientific/scholarly quality
  • Scientific/scholarly quality of the Responsible Innovation criteria
  • Societal relevance and knowledge utilisation 

Applications will be assessed by an Advisory Board that is made up of academic and societal members. The Advisory Board will advise the Responsible Innovation steering committee on the applications to be awarded grants. A final decision will be made in December 2015. 

More information is available via: http://www.nwo.nl/en/funding/our-funding-instruments/gw/responsible-innovation/responsible-innovation.html

How to submit

Do you have the perfect solution to our problem? We'd love to meet you!
Contact person for this challenge:

NWO

The Hague

Jasper Roodenburg

Programme officer
See full bio

Challenge Overview

Multidisciplinary research teams develop innovation trajectories in close cooperation with stakeholders. Ethical and societal aspects play an important role in these trajectories right from the very start. The central role of societal relevance in innovation enables the realisation of innovations and potential products and services that re late to the grand societal challenges, both now and in the long er term. Furthermore, MVI projects can prevent the occurrence of problems at a later stage and the need for complex adaptations. Ethical and societal requirements for new services and products can also be drivers of innovation instead of impediments to it.

Applications for research projects can be submitted by consortia of researchers and private partners. The research teams are always multidisciplinary. The main applicant is an experienced senior researcher with a doctorate degree and a position at a NWO-accredited research institution. The consortia have to include at least one private partner which must fund part of the project (matching). Thematching funds can be provided by more than one private partner.

About the challenger

The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research ensures quality and innovation in science and facilitates its impact on society. Its main task is to fund scientific research at public research institutions in the Netherlands, especially universities. NWO focuses on all scientific disciplines and fields of research. The funds are allocated by means of a national competition on the basis of quality and independent assessment and selection procedures. NWO plays several roles as a broad, national research organisation that actively contributes to various elements of national science and innovation policy.

Required content of your proposal

Funds that may be requested:

  • Postdoc positions
  • Replacement grants
  • Direct material costs in connection with the research 

The applications will be assessed on the following criteria:

  • General scientific/scholarly quality
  • Scientific/scholarly quality of the Responsible Innovation criteria
  • Societal relevance and knowledge utilisation 

Applications will be assessed by an Advisory Board that is made up of academic and societal members. The Advisory Board will advise the Responsible Innovation steering committee on the applications to be awarded grants. A final decision will be made in December 2015. 

How to submit

Do you have the perfect solution to our problem? We'd love to meet you!
Contact person for this challenge:

NWO
NWO

The Hague

Jasper Roodenburg
Jasper Roodenburg

Programme officer
See full bio