The Danish Board of Technology (DBT) is a not-for-profit corporate foundation working for the common good.The mission of the DBT is to work for society’s development being shaped by informed and forward-looking collaboration between citizens, experts, stakeholders, and decision-makers.
To this end, DBT performs and facilitates technology assessment and foresight, public engagement, Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI), and new forms of governance.
The DBT is recognized as a global frontrunner in participatory technology assessment, participatory foresight, and public participation more broadly. In 2010, the DBT was awarded the Jim Creighton Award by the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2), recognizing its “enduring and significant contribution to the practice of public participation and for innovative and creative approaches”.
World Wide Views
The DBT developed the World Wide Views (WWViews) methodology for global citizen engagement and has coordinated three implementations of it to facilitate citizens’ participation in UN decision-making on global warming, biodiversity, and climate and energy. We have our own platform for ICT supported/online engagement – EngageSuite. We make use of a large toolbox of methods and have been a developer of methods which are used worldwide.
Nationally in Denmark we execute analysis, process facilitation and communication on topics related to societal challenges and technology. We help organisations execute citizen participation and different forms of multi-actor engagement. And we have a strong background in technology assessment, foresight and Responsible Research and Innovation that we make use of in projects of change and transition – for example in areas of climate adaptation, nature and environment, circular economy, ethics, health, ICT or transportation.
Our European activities are mostly linked to the EU framework programs for research and innovation, and we have a very strong base of experience on coordinating EU projects and being sizable partners in large projects. We have a substantial network of EU and global organisations that we collaborate with when it comes to activities involving e.g. technology assessment, foresight and proactive policy development, citizen and stakeholder engagement, deliberative processes and policy advice.
The DBT can execute activities in a very broad range of topical fields. The types of activities provided in these areas are for example:
- Citizen Engagement
- Stakeholder and Expert Engagement
- Technology Assessment and Foresight
- Responsible Research and Innovation
- Policy advice and dialogue
- Large international Citizen Participation
- Project coordination of complex projects
The DBT is formed by a Board of Governors, a Board of Representatives, and a staff of 30+ researchers, project managers and administration.