TechEthos has established a cluster of 16 EU-funded projects, creating a platform to exchange, collaborate and create synergies together. Some of the projects represented address ethical and societal challenges related to new and emerging technologies – such as TechEthos. Others are purely technical projects but also address ethical and societal challenges.

On 4 March 2022, these 16 EU-funded projects came together for an online kick-off meeting. This first meeting allowed us to establish many overlaps particularly highlighting that almost all projects aimed to identify ethical and societal challenges, find legal gaps and develop strategies to close these gaps. Many of the projects want to improve the ethical and legal framework through recommendations, tools and guidelines for users, researchers, ethics bodies, policymakers and other stakeholders. The cluster will continue to intensify its collaboration and work together more concretely to avoid duplicating efforts ensuring the best work is produced from all projects.

Read the full text, written by Lisa Tambornino (EUREC) und Mathijs Vleugel (ALLEA), to learn more about the projects involved and the future plans of the cluster here.