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See detailTeaching and Training TA
Delvenne, Pierre ULg; Rosskamp, Benedikt ULg; Bütschi, Danielle et al

Poster (2015, February 26)

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See detailPenser le vieillissement de la population pour la Wallonie de demain
Delvenne, Pierre ULg

Conference given outside the academic context (2015)

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See detailLa question de l'acceptabilité sociale dans des projets du SPIRAL
Delvenne, Pierre ULg; Parotte, Céline ULg; Rossignol, Nicolas ULg et al

Scientific conference (2015, February 19)

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See detailDe- and Re-Institutionalizing Technology Assessment in Contemporary Knowledge-Based Economies
Delvenne, Pierre ULg; Charlier, Nathan ULg; Rosskamp, Benedikt ULg et al

in Technikfolgenabschätzung - Theorie und Praxis (2015), 24(1), 130

This article illuminates the potential role of technology assessment (TA) in knowl- edge-driven science, technology and inno- vation (STI) regimes by providing a compar- ative review of Flemish and ... [more ▼]

This article illuminates the potential role of technology assessment (TA) in knowl- edge-driven science, technology and inno- vation (STI) regimes by providing a compar- ative review of Flemish and Walloon TA. It draws critical attention to the ways in which TA actors and institutes in Flanders and Wal- lonia position themselves, or are positioned, in relation to dominant innovation policies and large-scale political transformations, notably the convergence of STI around the knowledge-based economy (KBE) and the regionalization of STI policy in Belgium. The article’s findings shed light on the Flemish government’s recent decision to close its parliamentary TA institute and the institution- al expansion of TA in Wallonia and elsewhere in Europe. It argues that TA has politics, as TA in Flanders and Wallonia aligns with the advent of strategic science and is also affil- iated to specific political parties. As these considerations run counter to the dominant representation of TA as a neutral governance tool that serves the needs of all STI decision makers, they draw into question the viability and utility of TA within contemporary KBEs. [less ▲]

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See detailMaking sense of science and technology in contemporary societies
Delvenne, Pierre ULg

Conference (2015, January 16)

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See detailInvolvement of end-users in innovation processes: toward a user-driven approach of innovation. A qualitative analysis of 20 Livings Labs
Vanmeerbeek, Perrine; Vigneron, Lara ULg; Delvenne, Pierre ULg et al

Conference (2015)

Initially developed to bridge the gap between research and market, a Living Lab can be described as an open, innovative and collaborative process based on three core characteristics: user involvement in ... [more ▼]

Initially developed to bridge the gap between research and market, a Living Lab can be described as an open, innovative and collaborative process based on three core characteristics: user involvement in the innovation process, experimentation in real-life context and the gathering of stakeholders in public-private-people partnerships. The paper focuses on user involvement and provides an insight on how this principle is put in practice, through the qualitative analysis of interviews conducted with twenty Living Labs in Europe and Canada. Our results interestingly point out that practice of user-driven approach, unlike what is promoted in Living Lab theory, is rather limited. Indeed, many Living Labs do not involve users for the ideation phase at all, and those ones usually use a user-centered approach for the following steps. Besides, when observed, user-driven approach is often restricted to the ideation phase. We can though ask ourselves the question of what is, or should be, living in a Living Lab? Furthermore, our results suggest that a user-driven approach seems more suitable when a Living Lab aims to create social value than when its objective is to create economic value. [less ▲]

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See detailTechnology Assessment Working Lunches at the Walloon Parliament
Charlier, Nathan ULg; Delvenne, Pierre ULg; Parotte, Céline ULg et al

Conference (2015)

A video of the presentation can be seen here: http://slideslive.com/38893131/ta-working-lunches

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See detailActores valorizando la ciencia en regimenes científicos estrategicos
Charlier, Nathan ULg; Delvenne, Pierre ULg

Conference (2015)

With the underlying hypothesis of a shift toward strategic or neoliberal science regimes, much work has been done to analyze the multiple transformations of science institutions and policies over the last ... [more ▼]

With the underlying hypothesis of a shift toward strategic or neoliberal science regimes, much work has been done to analyze the multiple transformations of science institutions and policies over the last decades (e.g. Mirowski and Sent 2008; Slaughter & Rhoades, 2004; Bruno, 2008). The trends towards privatization and commodification of science are undisputable but we argue that little attention has been paid so far to the various political conceptions of research and innovation (R&I) coexisting within strategic science regimes. Cognitive approaches to public policy already stressed the circular relationship between meaning and power (e.g. Muller and Surel, 1998; Roe, 1994), but strategic science has remained out of the scope of such analyses. Regarding R&I policies, this leads to different ways to conceive of the “value” of science, some related to preexisting institutions and narratives, and some branching out toward new cognitive resources to achieve politico-economic aims. In this article, we hypothesize the coexistence of at least four justificatory narratives which help structuring the representations and actions of scientists and policymakers when they address science as a political object: ‘science for the sake of science’, ‘science, the endless frontier (continued)’, ‘knowledge-based economy’ and ‘grand societal challenges’. Each one attributes a different value to science, proposes a specific organization for the R&I system, and addresses the relation with economy and society differently. In order to understand how these justificatory narratives are locally enacted, and thereby grounded in R&I policymaking, we analyze the political discourses on science of actors from biotechnology labs, university management boards, and science policy advisory boards in Wallonia, French-speaking Belgium. We find traces of every of the four ideal-typical narratives that we identified, either in almost “pure” versions or in hybridized forms. We conclude that these developments are part of the same multidirectional movement of re-contextualization of science in society and we attend to some of the implications induced. [less ▲]

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See detailWhat's next for Technology Assessment? Experiences and Insights from Wallonia, Belgium
Delvenne, Pierre ULg

Conference (2015)

A video of the presentation can be watched here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wlzpru9y5v4&index=18&list=PLgQy-FbfhVz4apGHLDWWEesazyeCg3hUf

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See detailOn the disruptive potential of 3D printing
Delvenne, Pierre ULg; Vigneron, Lara ULg

in Stokes, Elen (Ed.) Embedding and Governing New Technologies: A Regulatory, Ethical & Societal Perspective (2015)

Against the background of narratives fuelling big promises on the disruptive potential of 3D printing, this chapter seeks to describe a variety of contexts in which 3D printing technologies are expected ... [more ▼]

Against the background of narratives fuelling big promises on the disruptive potential of 3D printing, this chapter seeks to describe a variety of contexts in which 3D printing technologies are expected to emerge over the next 15 years and exert their so-called disruptive potential. In the section 2, we first provide a brief introduction to 3D printing and we explain how it actually works. Next, in section 3, we describe the paradigmatic change allowed by 3D printing in the industrial sector with a shift toward mass-customization. In particular, we focus on the biomedical sector (section 3.1.), which is an interesting case in point because of the important number of innovations and the growth of 3D printed biomedical parts, a trend which is expected to continue in the future. To account for the dramatic, transversal, and transformative potential that 3D printing has in that whole sector, we first concentrate on 3D printing of biomedical instruments and implants for patients (section 3.1.1.) and, second, on additive bio- manufacturing of human tissues and organs (section 3.1.2.). Then, in the subsequent section 4 we address the expectations raised by 3D printing to empowering users in non-industrial domains (e.g. in fabrication laboratories or with desktop 3D printers at home). In section 5, we turn to discussing the impact of 3D printing on the governance actors and we raise important issues for further research in the political economy of 3D printing technologies. The chapter posits that 3D printing, and its governance, are closely associated with more participatory means of manufacturing (and of decision- making, through various governance structures) – but that, as things currently stand, such openness and participation does not play out in practice. There is a distinction between the rhetoric and reality of 3D printing, as one might expect in the case of newly emerging technologies. [less ▲]

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See detailRethinking Vulnerability Analysis and Governance with Emphasis on a Participatory Approach
Rossignol, Nicolas ULg; Delvenne, Pierre ULg; Turcanu, Catrinel

in Risk Analysis : An Official Publication of the Society for Risk Analysis (2015), 35(1), 129-141

This paper draws on vulnerability analysis as it emerged as a complement to classical risk analysis, and it aims at exploring its ability of nurturing risk and vulnerability governance actions. An ... [more ▼]

This paper draws on vulnerability analysis as it emerged as a complement to classical risk analysis, and it aims at exploring its ability of nurturing risk and vulnerability governance actions. An analysis of the literature on vulnerability analysis allows us to formulate a threefold critique: first, vulnerability analysis has been treated separately in the natural and the technological hazards fields. This separation prevents vulnerability to unleash the full range of its potential, as it constraints appraisals into artificial categories and thus already closes down the outcomes of the analysis. Second, vulnerability analysis focused on assessment tools that are mainly quantitative, whereas qualitative appraisal is a key to assessing vulnerability in a comprehensive way and to informing policy-making. Third, a systematic literature review of case studies reporting on participatory approaches to vulnerability analysis allows us to argue that participation has been important to address the above, but it remains too closed down in its approach and would benefit from embracing a more open, encompassing perspective. Therefore, we suggest rethinking vulnerability analysis as one part of a dynamic process between opening-up and closing-down strategies, in order to support a vulnerability governance framework. [less ▲]

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See detailFuture of Aging in Wallonia, Belgium: Lessons Learnt from a Cross-European Stakeholder Involvement Project
Delvenne, Pierre ULg; Parotte, Céline ULg; Rosskamp, Benedikt ULg et al

Conference (2014, September 18)

In this paper we build on the achievements of a cross-European stakeholder involvement experience which aimed at providing both the national and the EU level with input for meeting the societal and ... [more ▼]

In this paper we build on the achievements of a cross-European stakeholder involvement experience which aimed at providing both the national and the EU level with input for meeting the societal and technological challenges and opportunities of an aging population by 2025. Six European countries/regions were engaged in three scenarios dealing differently with two main concerns: (1) Is it the public or private health care providers who are providing future elderly care? (2) How do the senior citizens and other groups in the society organise themselves in order to meet the needs for care? In our presentation, specific attention will be given to the data collected in Wallonia, Belgium, although data collected in other countries will be produced when relevant. Our methodology is threefold, combining input from a wide range of experts who made a technology overview describing available care technology and home-based telemedicine; an overview of policy measures related to telecare and home-based telemedicine; and a scenario workshop that engaged stakeholders (from the care and health sectors, the industry and public authorities) and allowed us to elaborate visions on the use of telecare in the ageing society along classical cornerstones of welfare systems. Such visions will be analyzed taking into account the current transformations of the Belgian federal State and the implications for the survival Belgian healthcare system will be drawn. Lastly, we will discuss important differences and similarities between European nation-states and offer concluding observation with regard to the relevance of methodological nationalism to address global challenges such as aging societies. [less ▲]

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See detailLe futur du vieillissement de la population en Wallonie. Rapport final de l’Atelier scénario du 2 avril 2014
Delvenne, Pierre ULg; Parotte, Céline ULg; Rosskamp, Benedikt ULg

Report (2014)

Ce présent document qui s’inscrit dans le cadre du projet européen PACITA, traite de la problématique du vieillissement et de la technologie en Wallonie, Belgique. Il fait état des politiques nationales ... [more ▼]

Ce présent document qui s’inscrit dans le cadre du projet européen PACITA, traite de la problématique du vieillissement et de la technologie en Wallonie, Belgique. Il fait état des politiques nationales et pratiques régionales en la matière et présente les résultats issus de l’Atelier scénario organisé en avril dernier avec plusieurs parties prenantes (stakeholders) du secteur. Il fera l’objet d’une analyse comparative approfondie avec les autres pays membres participants. Les résultats finaux seront présentés aux représentants de la Commission européenne et plusieurs membres du Parlement européen le 25 novembre 2014 à Bruxelles [less ▲]

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See detailAuf dem Weg zu einer neuen institutionellen Technologiefolgenabschätzung. TA in der Wallonie
Delvenne, Pierre ULg; Rosskamp, Benedikt ULg

in Decker, Michael; Bellucci, Sergio; Bröchler, Stephan (Eds.) et al Technilfolgenabschätzung im politischen System (2014, July)

Seit den offensiven Flämischen Technologie-Förderprogrammen in den achtziger Jahren, hat sich der technologische Graben zwischen dem Norden Belgiens und der von Deindustrialisierung stark betroffenen ... [more ▼]

Seit den offensiven Flämischen Technologie-Förderprogrammen in den achtziger Jahren, hat sich der technologische Graben zwischen dem Norden Belgiens und der von Deindustrialisierung stark betroffenen Wallonie weiter entwickelt. Hinzu kommt, dass Flandern im Jahre 2000 eine para-parlamentarische TA Institution eingeführt hat. Ein solches Unterfangen befand sich bis vor kurzem nicht auf der politischen Agenda der Wallonischen Entscheidungsträger. Zwischen 1994 und 2002 missglückte ein erstes TA Experiment, das sich sehr stark an das Baden-Württembergische Regional-TA Modell anlehnte. Zu diesem Zeitpunkt waren die Wallonischen Institutionen noch sehr jung und vor allem mit der Staatsreform befasst. Außerdem war das Interesse der traditionellen Sozialpartner (sprich Arbeitgeber- und Arbeitnehmerverbände) für TA nur bedingt vorhanden und der Bezug zur parlamentarischen Arbeit sehr begrenzt. Wir werden historisch nachverfolgen, wie es zu einer gemeinsamen Regierungserklärung des sozialistischen Ministers für Wirtschaft, Kleinunternehmen, Außenhandel und Neue Technologien sowie Hochschulwesen Jean-Claude Marcourt und des Grünen-Ministers für nachhaltige Entwicklung, öffentliche Ämter, Energie, Wohnungswesen und Forschung Jean-Marc Nollet kam, welche die Gründung eines Instituts für TA vorsieht. Diese ist teilweise zurückzuführen auf eine prospektive Aktionsforschung an der Universität Lüttich aus dem Jahr 2008 die ein weites Spektrum von Innovationsakteuren zu ihrer Haltung gegenüber institutionalisierter TA in der Wallonie befragt hat. Bei der Vorstellung dieser Studie, haben sich eine Reihe von Regionalabgeordneten für die Schaffung eines Instituts für TA ausgesprochen und wenig später eine parlamentarische Resolution verabschiedet. Wir werden auf die organisatorischen und programmatischen Aspekte, wie sie in den Regierungsplänen vorgesehen sind, eingehen. Die Originalität des Wallonischen Projekts ist u.a. der besondere Fokus auf wirtschaftliche Missionen. Mit dem ökonomischen Sektor als Adressaten soll u.a. die Wallonische Wirtschaft in strategischen Technologiebereichen unterstützt werden. Dabei wird viel Hoffnung in das Management von sozial-technologischen Kontroversen und in Wissenschaftskommunikation gesteckt. Neu ist auch der Ansatz, die Tradition der belgischen Sozialkonsultation auf gewisse Stakeholder-Gruppen auszuweiten und die Ambition partizipatorische Methoden zu nutzen, die im Wallonischen Kontext noch wenig verbreitet sind. Das aktuelle Projekt ist jedoch nicht frei von gegenwärtigen politischen Spannungen. Diese hängen sehr stark von parteipolitischen Ansichten sowie unterschiedlichen Positionen der zuständigen Ministerkabinette zur Staatsreform ab. Ferner gilt es auf die Eigenheiten eines solchen Instituts einzugehen und dessen formelle und informelle Adressaten sowie die Verbindung zu weiteren wissenschaftlichen, politischen und administrativen sowie zivilgesellschaftlichen Akteuren zu erläutern. Zuletzt werden wir auf die Besonderheiten der belgischen politischen Institutionen eingehen um besondere Risiken und Herausforderungen einer jungen TA Institution zu skizzieren. [less ▲]

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See detailTechnology Assessment and Science, Technology and Innovation Policy as Dancing Partners
Delvenne, Pierre ULg

Scientific conference (2014, February 18)

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See detailQuand la biomédecine entre en politique
Delvenne, Pierre ULg

Conference (2014)

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See detailScience and Technology as Sites of Struggle in New Political Economies: Insights from Latin American Bioeconomy
Delvenne, Pierre ULg

Conference (2013, December 09)

Increasingly, science and technology (S&T) are used as key strategic resources to address the social and economic challenges of our time (Tyfield 2012). This paper is part of my broader research program ... [more ▼]

Increasingly, science and technology (S&T) are used as key strategic resources to address the social and economic challenges of our time (Tyfield 2012). This paper is part of my broader research program, which takes S&T as sites of struggle, where (geo)political and socio-economic issues interact, and studies them in three new political economies: bioeconomy, new manufacturing economy and smart security economy. It identifies two global dynamics that are at stake in the strategic construction and use of S&T: (1) proliferating varieties of neoliberalism (Harvey 2005, Mirowski and Plehwe 2009) and (2) shifting asymmetric dependency relations (Vernengo 2006, Metcalfe and Ramlogan 2008). My main goal is to analyze and understand developments in S&T domains as co-evolving with these two key global dynamics. For this paper, I will focus on one S&T site of struggles, biotechnologies/bioeconomy in Argentina, which will allow me to look at the reconfiguring of center-periphery relations and neoliberal enactments. Based on extensive fieldwork conducted with actors from public, private and associative sectors, I explore the expansion of genetically modified soy in Argentina and I aim to figure out how the neoliberal “globalized privatization regime” (Mirowski and Sent 2008) unfolded in a peripheral location. My case points at two inherent contradictions with such a regime’s main tenets, namely that it needs a weak antitrust policy and a hyper-restrictive system of intellectual property. I conclude that it is not enough to postulate that the neoliberal globalized privatization regime will just expand to the South as it did in Northern countries. Rather, combined with the commercialization of science, peripherality creates protest, activism and local regulation. Lastly, further implications for the theorization and circulation of bioeconomy (Birch and Tyfield 2013) beyond the “charmed circle” of OECD countries (Delvenne and Thoreau 2012) will be drawn. [less ▲]

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See detailThe co-production of genetically modified soy and Argentina
Delvenne, Pierre ULg

Scientific conference (2013, December 05)

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See detailFlanders Ahead... Wallonia Behind (But Catching Up). The Identity Politics of Science, Technology, and Innovation in Belgium
Van Oudheusden, Michiel ULg; Charlier, Nathan ULg; Rosskamp, Benedikt ULg et al

Conference (2013, October 18)

Drawing on a documentary analysis of two socio-economic policy programs, one Flemish (“Vlaanderen In Actie”), the other Walloon (“Marshall Plans”), and a discourse analysis of how these programs are ... [more ▼]

Drawing on a documentary analysis of two socio-economic policy programs, one Flemish (“Vlaanderen In Actie”), the other Walloon (“Marshall Plans”), and a discourse analysis of how these programs are received in one Flemish and one Francophone quality newspaper, this paper illustrates how Flanders and Wallonia both seek to become top-performing knowledge-based economies (KBEs). The paper discerns a number of discursive repertoires, such as “Catching up,” which policy actors draw on to legitimize or question the transformation of Flanders and Wallonia into KBEs. The “Catching up” repertoire places Flanders resolutely ahead of Wallonia in the global race towards knowledge, excellence, and growth, but suggests that Wallonia may, in due course, overtake Flanders as a top competitive region. Given the expectations and/or fears that “Catching up” evokes among Flemish and Walloon policy actors, the repertoire serves these actors as a flexible discursive resource to make sense of, and shape, their collective futures, and thus their identities. The primary aim of the paper is to underline the simultaneity of, and the interplay between, globalizing forces and particularizing tendencies, as Flanders and Wallonia develop with a global KBE in nation- or region-specific ways. [less ▲]

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