Various EU funded projects address the development of new and emerging technologies, as well as the benefits and challenges they bring to society. Such projects have unique objectives, target groups and methods, but also similarities and overlapping tasks. Identifying these overlaps and fostering synergies between EU funded projects (hereafter named Parties), networks and initiatives is crucial.
This cluster, initiated by the EU H2020-funded TechEthos project (Grant Agreement No 101006249), brings together different EU funded projects that dedicate (part of) their activities to research ethics (RE) and research integrity (RI) related to such emerging technologies. The cluster comprises projects focused on three technology families, namely Climate Engineering (interaction with the planet), Digital Extended Reality (interaction with the digital world), and Neurotechnologies (interaction with the human body). Building on these RE and RI projects, the cluster aims to create a platform for exchange of experiences, knowledge and future directions.
Various activities are envisioned in the cooperation of this cluster, including regular online update meetings, face to face meetings/workshops, joint webinars/panels, and the development of position papers on topics of shared interest. Together, these activities aim to identify common interests and reduce research duplication.
The Robotics4EU project is one of the projects that forms this cluster. Meet all the members HERE.