Responsible Technology



Responsible Technology 

DTU Management - Innovation Division - Research - Responsible Technology Section 

We investigate how technologies appear legitimate to society and how they are developed and implemented in a socially sustainable and responsible manner.

To operate in society, new technology must be both technically efficient, financially sustainable and socially legitimate. We focus on the processes through which technologies come to be legitimate and how they are developed and implemented in a socially sustainable and responsible manner.

The Responsible Technology Section views technological innovation as a social process in which values, communication and practices play a key role. Our approach is both descriptive and normative: We seek to understand and analyse values and practices and their impact on technological innovation. We also engage in sustainable development and take part in responsible innovation and research in a value-based manner.

We are particularly interested in controversial technologies because this is often where value issues and communication challenges are most apparent. We view them as key opportunities for learning about the deeper social embeddedness of technology – and also for improving the usefulness and legitimacy of technological development.

The Responsible Technology Section participates in interdisciplinary collaboration across many cross-cutting themes, including applied ethics, citizen participation, public communication, open innovation and user engagement in different technological domains. Individual section members have specific expertise in several domains, including bio-technology, energy and artificial intelligence.

If you are interested in a partnership or opportunities to collaborate with us, contact our Head of section here.