Developing Blueprints for Responsible Innovation

LEAP Alumnus Walter Valdivia is now a senior fellow at the Consortium for Science Policy and Outcomes (CSPO) and a non-resident fellow at Brookings. Working in the think tank world, he has focused on the practical dimensions of the governance of emerging technologies. Distilling the lessons from the last few decades of technological development, Valdivia and his co-author proposed a blueprint for responsible innovation. The blueprint provides useful lessons useful for developers and regulators of synthetic biology pursuing innovation of the innovation process itself, such as increasing demands for public participation and the distributed character of knowledge at the outer frontiers of science and engineering.