The Prescient Consortium

Co-ordinator: Fraunhofer ISI, Karlsruhe, Germany (Partner #1)

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V. (FhG) is an autonomous research organisation with a decentralised organisational structure, which currently maintains 56 research institutes in locations throughout Germany. The Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI) in Karlsruhe conducts interdisciplinary research at the interface of technology, economy and society under contract to the European Commission, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the Office of Technology Assessment at the German Parliament (TAB), other ministries and industrial companies.

Contact: Michael Friedewald (Project co-ordinator)

Trilateral Research & Consulting LLP, London, UK (Partner #2)

Trilateral Research & Consulting is a London-based Limited Liability Partnership, created in October 2004. It specialises in research and the provision of strategic, policy and regulatory advice on new technologies, privacy, trust, risk and security issues.

Contact: David Wright

Centre for Science, Society and Citizenship (CSSC), Rome, Italy (Partner #3)

The Centre for Science, Society and Citizenship is an independent, interdisciplinary research centre established in 2002 ( and registered with the Italian Ministry of University and Research. It aims to clarify the human (social, cultural and ethical) factors which shape technological innovation.

Contact: Emilio Mordini

Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Research Group on Law Science Technology & Society, Brussels, Belgium (Partner #4)

The Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) interdisciplinary research group on Law Science Technology & Society (LSTS) is devoted to analytical, theoretical and prospective research into the relationships between law, science, technology and society.

Contact: Serge Gutwirth


Conference Book of abstracts available
BECOME INVOLVED: The program of the PRESCIENT conference is now available!
SAVE THE DATE: The PRESCIENT project will hold an international conference on "Privacy and Emerging Sciences and Technologies" on 27 & 28 November 2012 at Fraunhofer Forum in Berlin
30-11-2011: Book Launch: Towards Responsible Research and Innovation in the ICT and Security Technologies Fields.
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01-06-2011: Workshop on "Privacy issues arising from next generation whole genome sequencing" (01 June 2011) in Brussels
In co-operation with the STOA Project "Making Perfect Life"