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The ESDiT programme is open to collaboration with a wide range of partners:

Media & general public

We stimulate societal discussions about ethical issues concerning disruptive technologies and to share results of the project with a wider audience.


We develop new educational materials and programmes that incorporate our research results

Policy makers & civil society organisations

We make governmental and nongovernmental organisations aware of potential impacts and ethical aspects of disruptive technologies, and to exchange insights from our academic research with stakeholders for more morally responsible technology policy, regulation, and implementation of technology in society and in organisations, and more fair and inclusive decision procedures concerning potentially disruptive technologies.

Other academic researchers

We collaborate with leading international groups in our field, as well as relevant groups in related fields and in the engineering sciences, for mutual commitment to information exchange, joint workshops, collaboration on publications, and potential faculty exchange, and for our PhD students and postdocs to spend up to one semester at another institution

Technology developers

We stablish collaborative partnerships with leading companies and technology labs to make technology developers (research centers, labs, companies) aware of potential impacts and ethical aspects of disruptive technologies, and to transfer knowledge and skills for responsible technology development

Interested to learn more?

Research collaborations

Hybrid Intelligence program

In the same funding round as the Esdit programme, another closely connected gravitation programme has been awarded: Hybrid Intelligence (HI). The two programmes have since initiated activities to establish connections, since:

  1. Addressing ethical aspects forms an important part of creating hybrid intelligent systems that truly support people, and
  2.  Artificial Intelligence is an important socially disruptive technology considered in the Esdit project.

HI-Esdit joint activities include research exchange and collaboration, societal engagement and strategic collaboration between the projects, among others.

If you would like to know more, you are most welcome to contact co-chairs Birna van Riemsdijk and Ibo van de Poel, or any other committee member.

Industry partners

We work with the following companies and organisations:



Philips Corporation - Philips Medical

The Things Network

Advanced Brain Monitoring

Novogene Genomic Services & Solutions




Rio Grande Neurosciences

Leo Centre for Service Robotics

Get in Touch

Let us know if you have any questions or a proposal to collaborate!