Mareike Smolka, Maximilian Braun, Carla Greubel, Philipp Neudert, Cindy Rentrop, Lisa Wiedemann

Mareike Smolka is a postdoctoral researcher and coordinator of the Collaborative Innovation research group at the Human Technology Center of RWTH Aachen University in Germany. She completed a PhD in STS at Maastricht University in the Netherlands. Her research interests include STS, Responsible Innovation, Empirical Ethics, Socio-Technical Integration Research, and Conference Studies. In her current research, she focuses on the responsible governance of innovation ecosystems. She was involved in the steering and managing committee as well as the local organizing team of 2023.|Maximilian Braun is a doctoral candidate at the Department of Science, Technology and Society at the Technical University of Munich. Since 2020, he is part of the bidt-funded research project “Responsible Robotics and AI in Healthcare” that explores the ethical, legal and social aspects of robotics and AI applications in healthcare. In his PhD, he focuses on the knowledge cultures forming around research on robotics and AI in healthcare and the perspective of junior researchers in these domains.|Carla Greubel is a PhD candidate at the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Utrecht University, and secretary of the Socio-gerontechnology network. Drawing on STS, Age Studies, and empirical ethics of care, she studies enactments of ‘good aging’ in a large-scale European pilot study on smart living environments for older adults. Her interest lies in understanding how some enactments of ‘good aging’ come to matter more than others, across contexts and over time.|Philipp Neudert works as a PhD researcher at the Human Technology Center of RWTH Aachen University in an interdisciplinary research project on neuromorphic computer hardware, software and applications (NeuroSys). Through his research, Philipp aims to understand how science and innovation can be coupled with societal expectations and ethical values under modern economic and political conditions. Research interests include Responsible Innovation, the co-production of (scientific) knowledge and social order in high technology contexts, and the role of vision and imagination in transformation processes|Cindy Rentrop is a PhD researcher at the Department of Science, Technology and Society at the Technical University of Munich. In her project “Hidden Regions: Innovation in the Periphery” she explores current transformational dynamics of economically strong medium-sized urban areas and their impact on the respective local innovation culture by analyzing how the given culture, socio-economic, historical, and political contexts engage with global innovation dynamics. Her research interest lies in the intersection of STS, economic geography and regional studies.|Lisa Wiedemann is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Microsociology at the Helmut Schmidt University in Hamburg. Previously, she was part of the professorship for science and technology studies at the HafenCity University Hamburg. She works at the intersection of STS, Sociology of the Body and (Digital) Health Studies. In her PhD thesis she ethnographically researched digital practices of selftracking in the context of diabetes type 1 and other everyday settings. Her postdoctoral project focuses on the daily enactment and digital knowledge of Long Covid and ME/CFS.