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This workshop will focus on the Grand Challenge “Harnessing Technology for the good of society” and aims to reach different target audiences, such as ICT and societal researchers, policy makers, health practitioners, at the national and international levels, as well as the general public.

To make the most of any new technology, an IT manager needs a solid understanding of the organization or the project he/she is responsible for and the challenges its users and markets face. Prior to jumping into a new trend in technology, IT managers must ask one question: “How does this help us address current societal challenges and help us meet our strategic goals?

The International Workshop will include topics such as:

  • “The power goes to the user”. Investigating how the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) affects privacy by design. data privacy, individual rights.
  • Policy barriers faced when conducting ICT Research and development.
  • New jobs and skills requirements for technologies such as AI, robotics, cybersecurity, health technologies, data analytics.
  • How is RRI included and discussed in other countries? What can we learn from the other countries beyond Europe? Which countries are struggling more with ethics?
  • Best practice sharing and discussion of the concept of RRI and its application in ICT.
  • Sustainability – Feeding into organisations’ action plans.



  • Pekka Rantala (Horizon 2020 NCP (ICT, Health & Cybersecurity);
  • Laurence Brooks (De Montfort University, UK);
  • Janika Miettinen (VTT): “Ethical design of technology R&D ­ experiences from H2020 health technology projects”;
  • Mikko Rask (Helsinki University, Finland): “The concept of RRI and its application in ICT: Experiences from five European countries.


The event will start at 9:30am and will finish at 4pm. Registration and coffee from 9am.

Please register here or by emailing michael@efpcgroup.com.