Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting
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Responsible Innovation: Solving more problems than we cause
How do we configure and structure innovation systems in ways that deliver “responsible innovation”? First, we need to define “responsible innovation”. Different views exist regarding what it is and what the importance of “responsibility” is, compared to the other benefits that innovation delivers. Citizens have different views about social or environmental goods and bads and their relative importance. So there is a political dimension to this issue that needs to be recognized, although I am not going to dwell on this. But putting that to one side, the question then becomes how the different players within innovation systems can be appropriately incentivized and encouraged to deliver [more] “responsible” innovation?
05 April 2012