Technology in and for Society: Innovating well for inclusive transitions


6 - 7 December 2021

Innovating well for inclusive transitions

About the conference

This conference sought to develop a policy agenda to pair the transformative potential of emerging technology with the necessity of good governance: how we can innovate both more and well, i.e. within inclusive processes, with values at the centre, and with lasting positive impact. The multi-stakeholder meeting aimed to explore values, design principles, and a possible practical agenda for leveraging good governance for critical sociotechnical transformations. 

Conference aims 

 1. To explore how the design of policies related to upstream technology governance can help open pathways for needed sociotechnical change while building public trust in the STI system, and preventing or correcting potential negative effects 

 2. To pool practical ideas, experiences and knowledge to anticipate longer-term practices, uses and impacts of emerging technologies and develop capacities to promote, steer and cope with sociotechnical change 

 3. To explore what kinds of frameworks and multilateral approaches are needed for promoting values-based technology, responsible innovation, and inclusive transitions. 

Find out more OECD

Visit our dedicated pages on science, technology and innovation policy as well as emerging technologies to learn more about the work of the OECD Committee for Scientific and Technological Policy (CSTP) and its Working Party on Bio-, Nano- and Converging Technologies (BNCT).

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