An independent international think tank
The Observatory for Responsible Innovation is an independent international think tank, created with the purpose of thinking and debating new measures, concepts and methods to foster responsibility in innovation.
We defend the view that, today, innovation develops at a very fast pace and generates unforeseen, sometimes problematic consequences that have to be taken into account, and that the value of innovation is a complex, controversial and, above all, collective issue.
A yearly topic to identify emerging issues
The Observatory seeks at accompanying a move towards a culture of responsibility in a variety of sectors facing today's high challenges: finance and the financial services industry in 2011, renewable energy in architecture in 2012, information and communication technologies in 2013.
Promoting the debate
The Observatory encourages the debate through its online publication Debating Innovation, its weblog as the key interactive space for discussion, regularly organizes special events, prizes and encounters and a yearly international conference.