Call for projects - Research

Good In Tech Chair

2020 program

Presentation of the Good In Tech Chair

The Good in Tech Chair is a multidisciplinary research program aiming to rethink innovation and technologies as drivers of a better world for and by people. It revolves around four research axes:

• Axis 1: responsible digital innovation: which measures?
What are the dimensions and measures of responsible digital innovation?
How to integrate responsible digital innovation into digital corporate social responsibility (CSR 4.0)?
• Axis 2: how to develop responsible “by design” technologies?
How to avoid data bias?
How to develop responsible technologies by design (more interpretable, explainable, accountable, fair and respecting the regulation on personal data)?
• Axis 3: reinventing the future: what society for tomorrow in a digital world?
How to create a digital society acceptable to all?
How to reinvent the future in a perspective faithful to the Enlightenment, of preservation of the principle of equality applied to the connected world?
• Axis 4: governance of innovation and responsible technologies
What are the governance mechanisms for responsible digital innovation?
What are the relevant levels of this governance: Europe, Nation, Enterprise?

The Good in Tech Chair is a partnership between the Institut Mines-Télécom and Sciences Po. It is supported by Institut Mines-Télécom Business School and the School of Management and Innovation at Sciences Po, in partnership with Telecom Paris and Telecom South Paris. It is placed under the aegis of the Risk Foundation in partnership with Afnor, Ag2r La Mondiale, CGI France, Danone, Fabernovel and Sycomore.
The Good in Tech Chair supports research through a "Call for projects organizing workshops and conferences".
Orientations of the call for organizations of workshops / conferences 2020

Orientation of the call for projects

This call for projects aims to promote the development of research falling within one of the four research axes of the Good in Tech Chair, up to a limit of € 10,000 per project. It is intended to support two types of projects:
• Collaborative projects between researchers from the Institut Mines-Télécom (Institut Mines-Télécom Business School, Telecom Paris, Telecom Sud Paris) and researchers from Sciences Po: funding of 10 k euros per project.
• Research projects by researchers from the Institut Mines-Télécom (Institut Mines-Télécom Business School, Telecom Paris, Telecom Sud Paris) or researchers from Sciences Po, without collaboration between Institut Mines-Télécom and Sciences Po: funding of 7 keuros per project, to be distributed over the following expenses: conference missions, translation, copy editing, data purchases, research engineer, student internship.

Application conditions

• The project must be limited to 6 pages maximum including the references
• The project must justify how it fits into one of the four research axes of the Good in Tech Chair
• The project must explain the methodology that will be deployed
• The project must contain a detailed schedule of its progress
• The project must be carried out by a researcher from one of the three schools of the Institut Mines-Télécom (Institut Mines-Télécom Business School, Telecom Paris or Telecom Sudparis), or Sciences Po.
• Funds will be available up to a maximum of 12 months after the date of financial support decision
• All the promotion and communication supports must bear the mention: "these research works were carried out within the framework of the Chair" Good In Tech: rethinking innovation and technologies as engines of a better world for and by Human »placed under the aegis of the Risk Foundation in partnership with the Mines-Telecom and Sciences Po Institute, Afnor, Ag2r La Mondiale, CGI France, Danone, Fabernovel, Sycomore»
• The project must mention a commitment by researchers to present their work at seminars and conferences of the Good in Tech Chair.

Application procedures

The application file must be sent in pdf by email to the address:
It should include the following information:
• Names, laboratories and contact details of the carrier (s)
• Laboratories (or teams) that will benefit from funding, scientific contact and administrative contact within each laboratory (team) of the beneficiary partner
• Scientific axis of the Good in Tech Chair
• Theoretical and methodological registration of the project
• Duration and dates envisaged for the project
• Details of the funding requested

Deadline for filing - end of February 2020 (29/2 midnight) and end of September 2020 (30/9 Midnight)

Project selection procedures

The projects will be studied and selected by the Scientific Council of the Good in Tech Chair and a response will be provided within one month of submission.

Themes that may give rise to collaborative research with business partners of the Good in Tech Chair

The following themes may give rise to research in collaboration with the partners of the Good in Tech Chair (in particular data sharing, use cases or reflections already carried out by the partners):
• What is the environmental impact of digital and artificial intelligence?
• What are the relevant metrics for measuring energy sobriety which can be automated on an IT project?
• What is the net environmental contribution of Tech (including the “hidden” environmental impacts of digital)?
• Role of design: how to conceive energy sobriety and limit negative externalities or even have a positive impact?
• How can algorithms be interpreted and explained in the fight against fraud?
• What technologies responsible for health prevention?
• How to design ethical recruitment algorithms?
• What framework should be defined to produce Good in Tech technologies (low tech, eco-design by design, employee and customer education, etc.)?
• What is the societal contribution of tech?
• What taxonomy for “tech for good”, “good in tech”? Which definitions?
• When can a company be considered as belonging to the “Tech” world?
• What is Tech's contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals?
• How to assess and qualify the contribution to the productivity of a technological solution? How to assess its net contribution (positive-negative elements)?
• What is the compatibility of the use of technologies with the objective of full productive employment and guarantee of decent work?
• How to measure the creation or destruction of digital value, or the entropy in digital technologies?
• Can we have a positive impact on people, society and the planet and be profitable? What economic value can be derived from changes in models?
• What are the organizational and governance challenges in responsible digital innovation, who is the right team?
• What skills upgrade for employees is necessary on digital, what is the role of the company to prevent employees from being overwhelmed?
• How to ensure diversity and inclusion in technologies? How to include the elderly?
• What is the impact of technology on human rights?
• What is the impact of new technologies on health?
• What are the consequences of digital ethics?