“Citizens need to be part of the process early on (as innovation creates what is called ´lock-in´ so people joining later have actually little say in significantly influencing what technologies will be on our streets) and also that they are equipped with decision making power. Otherwise they are involved but not engaged”.
Robert Braun is a Senior Researcher at the Institute for Advanced Studies, Techno-Science and Societal Transformation research group in Vienna and Associate Professor at Corvinus University in Budapest. Between 2015 and 2018 he was professor at Lauder Business School in Vienna. His core research interest is in the politics of knowledge and societal transformation.