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From the Community: Acceleration, autonomy and responsibility | Making Science Public

March 18, 2016, by Brigitte Nerlich

There is clearly a tension between accelerating research and development for economic benefits and fostering a culture of responsible innovation (which should include time for anticipation and reflection). The authors of the 2016 strategic plan see ‘entrepreneurship’ as a bridge between the two and state: “A good understanding of stakeholder interests and potential future market value needs to continue to influence the selection of research topics and to inspire the development of innovative applications. Doing so within a responsible framework ensures effective balancing of societal benefits and commercial value. For synthetic biology entrepreneurship and the principles of responsible research and innovation can, and indeed should, be complementary.” Can such balance and complementarity be achieved?  To continue reading visit: Acceleration, autonomy and responsibility – Making Science Public

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