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TechEthos does not act alone in addressing ethical challenges related to emerging technologies.

Cluster of related projects

TechEthos built a cluster of 15+ EU-funded projects all working in the field of Research Ethics and/or emerging technologies. The cluster met regularly starting in February 2022 to discuss the following objectives:


Exchange experiences and knowledge


Act in synergy for activities and events

Policy Papers

Align future plans

We cooperate with:


assistance (2019-2022)

The main purpose of ASSISTANCE project is twofold: to help and protect different kind of first responders’ (FR) organizations that work together during the mitigation of large disasters (natural or man-made) and to enhance their capabilities and skills for facing complex situations related to different types of incidents.



Co-Change (2020-2023)

Co-Change will apply an innovative systemic approach to boost the transformative capacity and leadership for RRI.



CO2FOKUS (2019-2023)

CO2FOKUS aims to make a significant contribution to the fight against climate change by reducing CO2 emissions; the CO2 will be used as a feedstock for DME production in the chemical industry.



Conbots (2020-2023)

Designing a new class of robots to physically couple people to facilitate learning and improve efficiency during the training of handwriting and music skills.



B-Cratos (2021-2025)

B-Cratos aims to create a breakthrough communication platform for brain-machine and intra-body signalling while advancing prosthetics and sensor technologies to overcome a number of challenges facing next-generation neural interfaces and implantables.



DARLENE (2020-2023)

DARLENE investigates how cutting-edge augmented reality (AR) technology can be deployed to help law enforcement agencies (LEAs) and first responders make more informed and rapid decisions especially in situations where time is of the essence.



Etapas (2020-2023)

ETAPAS aims to improve public service delivery for citizens by facilitating the ethical adoption of Disruptive Technologies in compliance with European and national strategies and guidelines.



FlexiGrobots is an Innovation Action aiming to build a platform for flexible heterogeneous multi-robot systems for intelligent automation of precision agriculture operations, providing multiple benefits to farmers around the world.



GENIE (2021-2027)

GENIE aims to investigate the environmental, technical, social, legal, and policy dimensions of greenhouse gas removal and solar radiation management



irecs (2022-2025)

irecs is a new Horizon Europe project tackling the ethical challenges of new technology used in research.


HR Recycler

HR-RECYCLER (2018-2022)

HR-RECYCLER will target the development of a ‘hybrid human-robot recycling plant for electrical and electronic equipment’ operating in an indoor environment. The fundamental aim of the system will be to replace manual, expensive, hazardous and time-consuming tasks of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment materials pre-processing with correspondingly automatic robotic-based procedures.



Hybrida (2021-2024)

Hybrida aims to embed a comprehensive ethical dimension to organoïd-based research and resulting technologies, dealing with the uncertainties that result from the challenge organoids pose to the categorisation, since Roman law, of all entities as either persons or things.



NIMA (2020-2023)

The NIMA project is advancing a novel concept to use the redundancy of the motor system on different levels to control additional artificial limbs, devices or computers independently of the movements of the natural limbs.



pop AI (2021-2023)

The use of artificial intelligence is increasing in a wide range of applications, making it the focus of law enforcement agencies concerned with safeguarding privacy and fundamental rights. The EU-funded pop AI project will work to boost trust in AI by increasing awareness and current social engagement, consolidating distinct spheres of knowledge by academics and non-academics, and delivering a unified European view and recommendations.



Robotics4EU (2021-2024)

Robotics4EU aims to ensure more widespread adoption of (AI-based) robots in healthcare, inspection and maintenance of infrastructure, agri-food, and agile production.



Starlight (2021-2025)

STARLIGHT aims to create a community that brings together LEAs, researchers, industry and practitioners in the security ecosystem under a coordinated and strategic effort to bring AI into operational practices.



SYNCH (2019-2023)

SYNCH will create a hybrid system where a neural network in the brain of a living animal and a silicon neural network of spiking neurons on a chip are interconnected by neuromorphic synapses, thus enabling co-evolution of connectivity and co-processing of information of the two networks.



XR4Human (2022-2025)

XR4Human mission is to co-create living guidance documents on ethical and related policy, regulatory, governance, and interoperability issues of XR technologies whilst building public trust and acceptance and a strong and competitive European XR ecosystem.


Scanning of projects and results

TechEthos is also carefully scanning past activities and research in this field in order to build on already existing, high quality results.
You might be interested in the work of these past projects closely related to TechEthos:


Panelfit (2018-2022)

PANELFIT is helping stakeholders, policy makers, and end users adapt to Changes in the regulation of ICT research and innovation by producing a set of editable, open access guidelines to reduce the ethical and legal issues posed by ICT technologies.



SIENNA (2017-2021)

SIENNA developed ethical frameworks, recommendations for better regulation and operational tools for the ethical management of human genomics, human enhancement and AI & robotics.



SATORI (2014-2017)

SATORI developed a common framework of ethical principles and practical approaches so as to strengthen shared understandings among actors involved in the design and implementation of research ethics.


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