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See detailRapport de recherche (PACITA, task2.1 documenting Technology Assessment in Europe) : Parliamentary Technology Assessment in Flanders - IST case study
Delvenne, Pierre ULg; Evers, Johan; Rosskamp, Benedikt ULg

Report (2011)

This article gives an overview of the historical institutionalization of the Flemish parliamentary Technology Assessment organization viWTA/IST, its niche in the Flemish innovation landscape, its daily ... [more ▼]

This article gives an overview of the historical institutionalization of the Flemish parliamentary Technology Assessment organization viWTA/IST, its niche in the Flemish innovation landscape, its daily practices and its future challenges. This text has been drafted on the basis of interviews with staff members (‘insiders’) of the institute, with some key stakeholders who have been in contact with viWTA/IST over the years (‘outsiders’) and through desk research and feedback discussions between both PACITA partners. [less ▲]

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See detailNanotechnologies for Tomorrow's Society: A Case for Reflective Action Research in Flanders, Belgium
Goorden, Lieve; Van Oudheusden, Michiel ULg; Evers, Johan et al

in Fisher, Erik; Selin, Cynthia; Wetmore, Jameson (Eds.) Presenting Futures: The Yearbook of Nanotechnologies in Society (2008)

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See detailCo-creating nano-imaginaries: A report of a Delphi-exercise
Deblonde, Marian; Van Oudheusden, Michiel ULg; Evers, Johan et al

in Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society (2008), 28(5), 372-389

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See detail"Nano-imaginaries" in a Future Smart Environment: Breakdown of a Three Round Delphi Study
Van Oudheusden, Michiel ULg; Evers, Johan; Deblonde, Marian et al

Report (2007)

This report summarizes the key findings of a three round Delphi study involving nanotechnologists, Technology Assessment experts, and citizens in Flanders, on the future of a nanotechnology-enabled smart ... [more ▼]

This report summarizes the key findings of a three round Delphi study involving nanotechnologists, Technology Assessment experts, and citizens in Flanders, on the future of a nanotechnology-enabled smart environment. First it lays out the conceptual basis and methodological design of the Delphi study from the perspective of the Flemish Interactive Technology Assessment project ‘Nanotechnologies for Tomorrow’s Society’, which the authors coordinate. It then discerns respondents’ envisaged solutions or responses to key issues or problems in relation to nanotechnology’s emergence, thereby identifying recurrent themes in respondents’ narratives, including personalization, user convenience, and prevention, which, it is argued, are all concerned with the more fundamental issues of human control over nature and human destiny. The report also gives a brief impression of the resultant ‘nano-imaginaries’ which emerged in the final round and concludes with a critical afterthought in view of the objectives which the Delphi study sought to achieve. [less ▲]

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See detailWidening the Circle of Nanoresearch: A Case for Reflective Action Research in Flemish Society
Van Oudheusden, Michiel ULg; Evers, Johan; Deblonde, Marian et al

Conference (2006, October 30)

Policy makers involved in innovation policy and scientists working on newly emerging technologies such as nanotechnologies, are confronted with three considerable challenges: a lack of distinct indicating ... [more ▼]

Policy makers involved in innovation policy and scientists working on newly emerging technologies such as nanotechnologies, are confronted with three considerable challenges: a lack of distinct indicating directions of possible applications (strategic uncertainty), a lack of scientific knowledge (complexity) and the ambiguous reception of new developments in society. In this climate of uncertainty and ambiguity it is by no means clear for the actors involved how to innovate purposefully and constructively. In response to such problems and difficulties, the Flemish interdisciplinary research project 'Nanotechnologies for Tomorrow's Society' (NanoSoc) engages innovation networks where each actor contributes his (incomplete) views and perspectives and confronts them with those of others. The project brings together nanotechnologists, natural and social scientists, stakeholders, and citizens in the region of Flanders, Belgium, to discuss and steer future nanotech developments in three particular fields of nanotechnology development: smart environment, bio on chip, and new materials. This article first discusses the main challenges in innovating successfully with nanotechnologies, to then elaborate on how NanoSoc seeks to effectively address these issues through interdisciplinary reflective action research. [less ▲]

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