NWO-MVI Conference 'Connecting practices'

The symposium 'NWO-MVI Connecting Practices' will take place on Friday 19 January. Central themes are the relevance of the Responsible Innovation (MVI) approach for societal challenges, the transition from knowledge to practice and fruitful ways to work together from different practices. Register for ‘NWO-MVI Connecting practices and get to know the Dutch MVI community and experts from universities, government organisations, companies and other stakeholders involved in responsible innovation.

Are you engaged in Responsible Innovation? And are you eager to try and tackle the societal challenges that confront us today by connecting with researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and stakeholders? Then join us at the conference ‘NWO-MVI Connecting practices’. Encounter cutting-edge ideas and discuss the practice of responsible innovation with MVI-researchers as well as organisations that participate in NWO-MVI projects.

Preliminary programme

09.00-09.45 hrs: Welcome

09.45 – 10.00 hrs: Opening by Anthonie Meijers, chair of the NWO-MVI Programme Committee, professor at Eindhoven University of Technology

10.00 - 10.30 hrs: Introduction of challenging questions from corporates

During the day we will work on two challenging questions from two corporates. The questions will be introduced by representatives of the businesses (e.g. Peter Haring from Unilever). Two teams will collect the input and present the results at the end of the day. You can provide input via an online system or directly via the team.

  • Question number 1: How to get MVI on the corporate agenda?
  • Question number 2: Who determines what makes an innovation responsible?
     

10.30 – 10.45 hrs: Short break/input to the two challenging questions

10.45– 12.15 hrs: Workshops Round 1

From knowledge to transition - learning communities
The MVI approach and the practice of Learning Communities: what can they contribute to each other? How can results of MVI research be put into practice and made applicable for (the practice of) Learning Communities and the great societal challenges and transitions that we face today? And what role can Learning Communities play in the dissemination of MVI knowledge? This workshop is led by Rietje van Dam, professor emeritus at Leiden University and member of the NWO-MVI Programme Committee and the Supervisory Board of the TKI Biobased Economy. The Learning Communities are introduced by Marsha Wagner, Programme Manager Human Capital Agenda Topsector Energy. The concept will be elaborated upon a NWO-MVI project case and experts from vocational education.

MVI and Energy Transition
Inspired by two NWO-MVI project cases – one on responsible decision making on gas and one on smart urban energy systems – we explore the value of the MVI approach for society and practice. Participants are invited to take several stakeholder perspectives. Paulien Herder of the Topteam of the Topsector Energy is leading this workshop.

MVI and Smart Mobility
Inspired by two NWO-MVI project cases – one on persuasion for safer truck driving and one on meaningful human control over automated vehicles – we explore the value of the MVI approach for society and practice. Participants are invited to take several stakeholder perspectives. Albert Veenstra of TKI Dinalog (the Top consortium for Knowledge and Innovation for Logistics) is leading this workshop.

MVI and Circular & Biobased Economy
Inspired by two NWO-MVI project cases – one on partnerships for a bio-based economy and one on farmers involvement – we explore the value of the MVI approach for society and practice. Participants are invited to take several stakeholder perspectives. Kees de Gooijer, Chief Inspiration Officer for TKI Agri&Food, TKI Biobased Economy, and Food & Nutrition Delta is leading this workshop.

Cooperation between different practices
In what ways can researchers and private/public parties cooperate in research and innovation projects and simultaneously keep their independent position and their reputation? What are the obstacles researchers and private/public parties might face when they work together on responsible innovations? And, how can these different practices benefit from cooperation?

12.15 – 13.15 hrs: Lunch

  • Network opportunities & information market
  • Provide input to the two challenging questions
     

13.15 – 14.45 hrs: Workshops Round 2

MVI and Energy Transition
Inspired by two NWO-MVI project cases – one on responsible decision making on gas and one on smart urban energy systems – we explore the value of the MVI approach for society and practice. Participants are invited to take several stakeholder perspectives. Paulien Herder of the Topteam of the Topsector Energy is leading this workshop.

MVI and Smart Mobility
Inspired by two NWO-MVI project cases – one on persuasion for safer truck driving and one on meaningful human control over automated vehicles – we explore the value of the MVI approach for society and practice. Participants are invited to take several stakeholder perspectives. Albert Veenstra of TKI Dinalog (the Top consortium for Knowledge and Innovation for Logistics) is leading this workshop.

MVI and Circular & Biobased Economy
Inspired by two NWO-MVI project cases – one on partnerships for a bio-based economy and one on farmers involvement – we explore the value of the MVI approach for society and practice. Participants are invited to take several stakeholder perspectives. Kees de Gooijer, Chief Inspiration Officer for TKI Agri&Food, TKI Biobased Economy, and Food & Nutrition Delta is leading this workshop.

Cooperation between different practices
In what ways can researchers and private/public parties cooperate in research and innovation projects and simultaneously keep their independent position and their reputation? What are the obstacles researchers and private/public parties might face when they work together on responsible innovations? And, how can these different practices benefit from cooperation?

Walk-in session challenging questions
In this session you have the opportunity to provide your input to the two challenging questions from corporates directly via the team.

14.45 – 15.15 hrs: Short break – Network opportunities & information market

15.15 – 16.15 hrs: MVI and the Digital Society

Panel discussion, preceded by brief presentations of:

  • Jeroen van den Hoven, member of the NWO-MVI Programme Committee, professor at Delft University of Technology
  • Luuk Klomp, Dep Director Innovation and Knowledge Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy
  • Françoise Rost van Tonningen, Head of Ethics Office of Rabobank
  • Bas Boorsma, Internet of Everything Lead of Cisco Noord-Europa
     

16.15 – 16.30 hrs: Challenging questions answered? 

16.30 – 16.40 hrs: Closing remarks by Wim van den Doel, chair of the NWO domain Social Sciences and Humanities

16.40 – 17.30 hrs: Drinks

Please register at the NWO-website.

Date: 
Friday, 19 January 2018