Public engagement and dialogues (overview)
EU Citizen meetings and discussions on Robots, super computing and dual use – 2016
Stakeholder Forums 2015
In 2015, The Danish Board of Technology Foundation organises a number of dialogues between researchers from HBP and external stakeholders.
Stakeholder Forums 2014
In 2014, The Danish Board of Technology Foundation organised a number of dialogues between researchers from HBP’s medical informatics work package, and external stakeholders. The theme for the first year was “Multi-level brain data federation and data protection” and “Development of ‘disease signatures’ and personalised medicine”. For many of our activities we collaborate with the HBP Foresight Lab at King’s College London.
For more on our collaboration partner, the HBP Foresight Lab, led by Prof. Nikolas Rose at King’s College, London, you may vist the page of Nikolas Rose
Other HBP Society and Ethics (SP12) members include:
The Human Brain Project (HBP) is a European initiative to understand the human brain and to enable advances in neuroscience, medicine and future computing. The HBP was launched in October 2013 and is planned to run for a 10-year period. The project is funded by EU under FP7 and Horizon 2020 including support from a special flagship, ERANET. It has a total budget of over 1 billion Euro. The project is organized in 13 subprojects and includes collaborators between more than 23 countries in Europe.
The Danish Board of Technology Foundation is part of subproject 12 (SP12), “Ethics and Society”. SP12 has the key role of pioneering an approach to Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in the HBP. The SP12 does this by exploring the social, ethical and philosophical implications of the research in the HBP, and by promoting engagement with decision-makers and the general public.
The Danish Board of Technology Foundation:
- Organises Stakeholder Forums where HBP researchers and external experts meet to discuss ideas, considerations and concerns arising from the HBP research, discoveries and technologies. Results from the fora will be shared with HBP researchers and management
- Organises European Citizens’ Conventions where European citizens are involved actively in a broad and inclusive debate of the societal and ethical issues, allowing participating citizens to gain more knowledge on the work done in HBP and to express their attitudes