- The Epinet final conference, 28-29 April 2015.
The funding for the EPINET project came while Cesagen was still a research centre at Lancaster University and when the centre closed, the project remained within the Department of Sociology. EPINET introduces the notion of epistemic networks as a way to conceptualise complex developments within emerging domains of innovation, as well as within the practices of evaluating their progress and outcomes. The aim of the project is to integrate a range of knowledge assessment methods and develop criteria for more socially robust and efficient interaction at the interfaces between critical evaluations, policy making, and the world of innovators and research leaders. This work is guided by four case studies:
1) Wearable sensors
2) Cognition for technical systems
3) In-vitro meat
4) The smart grid
- Lancaster's involvement
The Lancaster (Cesagen) partner has been responsible for two cases studies, Wearable sensors (WP3) and In-vitro meat (WP5). In addition to that, we have lead an empricial exploration of all four case-studies in-progess, focussing on (inter)disciplinarity and value commitment in the making (WP2). The aim of this work is to develop an instrument of observation and reflexivity for teamwork and leadership in evaluating new-emerging domains of innovation across multiple disciplines, professional, occupational and other relevant experience.
Members of the Lancaster (Cesagen) team
University of Bergen, Norway (coordinator)
Lancaster University (Cesagen), England
University of Sussex, England
Vrije Universiteit, Belgium
Universiteit Utrecht, Netherlands
JRC -Joint Research Centre- European Commission
Universidad Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
Contract No: FP7-288971
Programme: FP7 Capacities
Science in Society
EU Grant: 1,488,746 €
Project completion, 30 April 2015
The official EPINET project website.
(Integrated Assessment of Societal Impacts of Emerging Science and Technology from within Epistemic Networks)