International Handbook on Responsible Innovation
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International Handbook on Responsible Innovation

A Global Resource

Edited by René von Schomberg and Jonathan Hankins

The Handbook constitutes a global resource for the fast growing interdisciplinary research and policy communities addressing the challenge of driving innovation towards socially desirable outcomes. This book brings together well-known authors from the US, Europe and Asia who develop conceptual and regional perspectives on responsible innovation as well as exploring the prospects for further implementation of responsible innovation in emerging technological practices ranging from agriculture and medicine, to nanotechnology and robotics. The emphasis is on the socio-economic and normative dimensions of innovation including issues of social risk and sustainability.
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Chapter 36: Interview with Rob van Leen, Chief Innovation Officer, Head of DSM Innovation Center and member of the Executive Committee of DSM

Jan Staman


This interview is with Dr Rob van Leen, Chief Innovation Officer, Head of the DSM Innovation Center and member of the Executive Committee of DSM, a global purpose-led, science-based company in nutrition, health and sustainable living. The interview focuses on the roles multinational companies such as DSM can play in responsible innovation Rob van Leen explains that the company’s policy on responsible innovation goes far beyond the means of a marketing strategy and concerns the substance of the quality of innovation affecting people and the planet. DSM employs the triple P principle, focusing not only on profit but also on people and the planet. Accordingly, DSM employs indicators to track their innovations.

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