The Epinet Final Conference

Date: 28-29 April 2015

Location: Le Bouche à Oreille, Rue Félix Hap 11, 1040 Bruxelles.

The EPINET Final Conference, 28-29 April 2015, brings together researchers, innovators, policy makers, ELSi scholars and other stakeholders who represent the epistemic networks associated with smart grids, wearable sensors, in-vitro meat, autonomous robots and data protection. The conference will report on our case studies and accommodate feedback, discussion and debate, addressing the impacts and implications of recent trends. It will also dedicate considerable time to discuss and debate Responsible Innovation as a policy programme within Horizon 2020—a yardstick for innovators and evaluators to measure their commitments and standards.

There will be LIVE STREAMING from the venue on both days and we invite people to get in touch with us by EMAIL or by tweeting to @epinetconf using the #epinetconf and other relevant hashtags. We recommend: #SelfTracking, #SmartGrid, #RobotAssistant, #GDPR, #InVitroMeat and #ResponsibleInnovation!

Conference Programme

12:00 – 12:30 Welcome and opening address
A summary of the Epinet project, its aims and objectives
Presented by Roger Strand and Kjetil Rommetveit, University of Bergen
12:30 – 13:00 Case study of wearable sensors
A summary of case study results and policy recommendations
Presented by Kristrún Gunnarsdóttir, Lancaster University
13:00 – 13:45 Case study of wearable sensors
Responses and a Q&A session
13:45 – 14:45 Lunch
14:45 – 15:15 Case study of autonomous robotics
A summary of case study results and policy recommendations
Presented by Kjetil Rommetveit, University of Bergen
15:15 – 16:00 Case study of autonomous robotics
Responses and a Q&A session
16:00 – 16:15 Coffee break
16:15 – 16:45 Case study of smart grids
A summary of case study results and policy recommendations
Presented by Jeroen van der Sluijs and Martijntje Smits, University of Utrecht
16:45 – 17:30 Case study of smart grids
Responses and a Q&A session
17:30 – 17:45 Summing up
Chaired by Serge Gutwirth, Vrije Universiteit Brussels
20:00 Dinner
10:00 – 10:15 Summing up from day 1
10:15 – 10:40 Assessments as governance: From Epistemic Networks to Techno-epistemic networks
Presented by Kjetil Rommetveit, University of Bergen and Brian Wynne, Lancaster University
10:40 – 12:00 Q&A Session
11:00 – 11:15 Coffee break
11:15 – 12:00 Teamwork, leadership and the 'sufficient assessment'.
Presented by Kristrún Gunnarsdóttir, Lancaster University and Niels van Dijk, Vrije Universiteit Brussels
Q&A Session (20 minutes)
12:00 – 12:45 Data Protection Impact Assessments as cross-cutting activity
Presented by Mireille Hildebrandt and Niels van Dijk, Vrije Universitet Brussels
Q&A Session (20 minutes)
12:45 – 13:45 Lunch
13:45 – 14:30 RRI as a cross-cutting principle
Presented by Roger Strand, University of Bergen
Q&A Session (20 minutes)
14:30 – 14:45 Coffee break
14:45 – 15:30 General discussion & summing up
Chaired by Silvio Funtowicz, University of Bergen

 

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