#Tech4Society seeks to address the long-term challenges of our societies, including economic and social consequences of the coronavirus pandemic, the climate crisis, tomorrow’s work and economy, demographic changes, regional imbalances and the increasing political polarisation in democracies.
Technological change must not be an end in itself. New technologies need to tackle the big challenges of our time. Linking challenges with solutions requires bold thinking and forming broad alliances in society. It also requires finding solutions to political conflicts of interest on the basis of societal dialogue, democratic participation, and mutual trust. We believe that only then can society benefit from new technologies.
New technologies must be at the service of people – promoting economic progress, social cohesion and individual well-being. Together with a diverse consortium of partners from academia, civil society, the public and private sector, we seek to develop new and practical policy solutions. Together with a diverse consortium of partners from academia, civil society, the public and private sector, we seek to develop new and practical policy solutions in a co-innovative dialogue.
Which new technologies are needed for societal progress?
With #Tech4Society we take a value-based approach to technological change with the goal of promoting economic, social and ecological progress. Starting point of the conversation and deliberation process is the fundamental question of how new technologies can work best for societal progress by taking into account the perspectives of the society, the economy and the individual.
Economy How can new technologies contribute to a social and ecological responsible economic model?
Society How can new technologies foster social cohesion?
Individual How can new technologies help secure individual and societal welfare?
#Tech4Society dove deep into each dimension during a series of workshops in summer/autumn of 2020 and will take a broader approach to the topic looking into today’s value creation and the policy lessons in our launch and closing event.
The #Tech4Society consortium