At Synthace we have a strong focus on Responsible Innovation (RI). In particular, we seek to assess, prioritise and effectively manage the social, ethical and environmental impacts of our technologies, the risks and opportunities, both now and in the future.

Specifically, we use a framework that addresses the following:

  What is novel in what we are doing?

  What is the likely impact and who may it affect?

  What unusual risks are there and what steps are we taking to address them?

  What does an early warning look like?

  Who should we be in discussion with to broaden our perspective?

These questions are often highly challenging to answer fully when technology potentially has far reaching impact, but we firmly believe that by thinking things through as thoroughly as possible, we can ensure that we develop our technology with proper consideration for the effects it may have on society and the environment.