Responsible Innovation: Multi-Level Dynamics and Soft Intervention Practices

Erik Fisher, Arie Rip

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This chapter discusses initiatives in the field of "Responsible Innovation" (RI) at different levels and some of their dynamics. Then it focuses on two types of intervention-oriented activities that concretely support and stimulate aspirations for RI/Responsible Research and Innovation" (RRI): socio-technical integration research (STIR) and constructive technology assessment (CTA). Finally, it discusses tensions in the concept and practices of RI/RRI, particularly in the light of its prospects for effectiveness and institutionalization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationResponsible Innovation
Subtitle of host publicationManaging the Responsible Emergence of Science and Innovation in Society
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9781119966364
StatePublished - Apr 2 2013


  • Constructive technology assessment (CTA)
  • Responsible innovation (RI)
  • Socio-technical integration research (STIR)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry


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