SocKETs – Citizens make industrial development more relevant for society
Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) potentially have great impact on society and on relations between humans and technology. The EU Commission defines KETs as the true raw materials for innovation and the green economy, and such cutting-edge technologies are building blocks of new products in the fields of food, health and industry.
Technology development aligned with the needs of citizens
KETs are important for the development of sustainable solutions and for our engagement in the societal challenges. Examples of key enabling technologies are nano technology, biotech, Internet of things (iot), blockchain technology and artificial intelligence. Because of the great societal potential, it is critical for the industrial development to consider priorities, expectations and concerns of the citizens in innovation processes. In the years 2020-2023, the SocKETs project will test and develop methods to engage citizens in the use of new innovative technologies.