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Your partner in sustainable and responsible innovation

  • What are the promises of Key Enabling Technologies for sustainable development?
  • What are the risks, and how can we govern them?
  • Which new opportunities do co-creation and citizen science offer for responsible innovation?


Cooperating with partners in my international network, I advise you on new high-tech product development benefiting people, planet and society. I am an interdisciplinary entrepreneur, graduated in physics, with a PhD in philosophy (topic: ethics and nanotechnology). I have extensive experience in international responsible governance of key enabling technologies, together with researchers, policy makers, companies and civil society. Since 1999, my company has been established in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Get in touch for more information.

Ineke Malsch


Malsch TechnoValuation

Dr. Ineke Malsch

PO Box 455

3500AL Utrecht

Tel: +31 (0)6 22670580,

Fax: +31 (0)842 137482,

E-mail: postbus@malsch.demon.nl

Website: www.malsch.demon.nl

Training: www.ethicschool.nl



Key Enabling Technologies (KETs)

Governments and industrial companies are co-developing widely applicable KETs. Economic growth and jobs are expected, but also uncertain societal impacts. The  European Union (EU) invests in nanotechnology, micro- and nano-electronics, new materials, photonics, biotechnology, and advanced manufacturing.

I have over 20 years’ experience in foresight/technology assessment of KETs in the EU and the Netherlands.

Sustainable Development

The United Nations (UN) invite everyone to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals. By 2030, all citizens worldwide should lead a decent life in a clean environment. Governments of the UN-Member States are primarily responsible, but they need support from researchers, companies, civil society and individual citizens. Scientific and technological breakthroughs are essential.

I have contributed to roadmaps for contributions of KETs to healthcare, clean water and sustainable energy. Currently, I am looking for opportunities to implement these roadmaps.

Responsible Innovation

The EU has been stimulating responsible research and innovation since 2005 in experimental projects. All projects funded under the European Horizon 2020 research programme must map the ethical aspects and explain how they will handle them. External experts control this and may impose additional contractual requirements.

I have participated in projects to implement responsible innovation over 12 years, and regularly assist the European Commission as expert in ethical reviews.