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The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has announced the new funding awards within its Gravitation program. TU Delft is participating in three of the six new programs. Prof. dr. Ibo van de Poel with prof. dr. Sabine Roeser take part in the Ethics of Socially Disruptive Technologies program.


The Ethics of Socially Disruptive Technologies is the first project in the field of ethics and technology to receive funding from the Gravitation program. This program will develop new methods needed to gain a better understanding of the development and implementation of the new generation of disruptive technologies, to enable a moral evaluation and to make it possible to intervene in the way in which the technology develops in the future. This will partly involve enhancing cooperation between experts in ethics, philosophers and leading technological scientists and engineers focusing on responsible and sustainable innovation. 

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The Gravitation program, financed by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW) focuses on outstanding scientific research programs. The funding awards enable leading researchers to spend a ten-year period engaged in innovative research and collaborative activities of a fundamental nature. More information can be found here.