Verbeek wins World Technology Award on Ethics
In December 2016, the prestigious World Technology Award was awarded to Peter-Paul Verbeek, professor in philosophy of technology at the University of Twente.
The awards in the different categories were presented at a conference of the World Technology Network in Los Angeles. Verbeek, who was not able to attend the award ceremony, was one of the five nominees in the Ethics category. Besides eternal fame, the award will provide access to an interesting network of leading experts in the field of technology.
"The award is a great recognition for the work we perform at the University of Twente", Peter-Paul Verbeek states. "Not only for me, but for the whole group of experts at our university working on the cutting edge of research, design and ethics. Our approach has been recognized as leading worldwide, which is a great result of our efforts to connect ethics and technology within the DesignLab. In that sense, it is a great reward for everything we have achieved within the DesignLab approach."
WORLD TECHNOLOGY AWARD
The World Technology Awards are presented annually since 2000 to prominent persons who have contributed greatly to the application and further development of science and technology. The award is presented in a number of different categories, such as culture, health and medicine, social entrepreneurship and policy. An overview of this years' winners can be found on the website of the WTN.