Survey on societal engagement in technological innovation and the SocKETs Tech Industry’s Guide
This short survey aims to gather your opinion about practices and experiences on societal engagement, starting from the good practices developed by the SocKETs project and summarized in The Tech Industry’s Guide.
You can fill in the survey anonymously or provide your contacts. We also hope you would like to endorse our Tech Guide, with your name and possibly a short statement.
Societal engagement is seen as an increasingly important action to facilitate and increase the impact of R&I activities. Engaging society in design and development of technological innovations can improve the quality of research outcomes, and help building trust and understanding between science, industry and society. It could act as a form of collaborative innovation aiming to the joint development of new values.
The European project SocKETs - Societal Engagement with Key Enabling Technologies (2020-2023) performed six societal engagement labs with industry, research, public bodies and citizens. Our Tech Industry's Guide provides a quick overview of pros and cons, and practical suggestions to put in practice societal engagement. The main targets are research and industry actors dealing with enabling technologies.
Let us know your opinion on how societal engagement and our Tech Guide could be useful for you. Your views will inform our recommendations to the European Commission and all stakeholders on how to integrate societal engagement in R&I processes.
Compilation should take no more than 10 minutes.
The SocKETs team