Scientific Committee

Prof. dr hab. Paweł Łuków

Professor of philosophy and ethics. He is the Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Warsaw, Poland, where he chairs the Department of Ethics, and the Center for Bioethics and Biolaw. He works as an ethics expert for domestic and international institutions. Most recently, he has been appointed to serve as Member of the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies. He has published on I. Kant’s ethics, bioethics, and philosophy of medicine. His current research focuses on human dignity and human rights in bioethical regulation and policy-making in a democratic society, equal access to health care, the ethical and legal status of the human body in transplant medicine, protection of human dignity and vulnerability in biomedical research, and ethics education of medical professionals.

Dr Mónica Cano Abadía

Moral and political philosopher. In 2014, she obtained with honors her PhD in Philosophical Studies from the University of Zaragoza. In addition to her MA in Philosophical Studies (2010), she holds a second MA in Secondary Education Teaching (2017), with a specialization in the pedagogy of ethics and political philosophy. She has been a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies – South East Europe (University of Rijeka), and at the Section of Political Philosophy (University of Graz). She is currently working at BBMRI-ERIC providing ELSI (Ethical, Legal, and Societal Issues) support to the biobanking community, and she is a lecturer at the master's programme in Interdisciplinary Women´s and Gender Studies (University of Graz). Her current research foci include gender and ethics of AI in biomedicine.

Zofia Dzik

The innovator and social entrepreneur, impact investor and C-Level executive, She is a complex, systemic thinker, taking a wide view on the global trends and human being in the process of transformation. Connects different worlds, often artificially divided, such as new technologies and ethics, technology and people, family and work, education and business. Impact investor, innovator, strategic thinker, experienced C-Level manager, pioneer of the fintech market in the direct area in CEE. Long-term member of a number of supervisory boards of listed companies (e.g. CCC S.A., PKO BP S.A., InPost S.A., Arctic Paper S.A.) and member of the Expert Council of the Forum of Supervisory Boards at the Warsaw Stock Exchange. Founder of the Humanites Institute - Human and Technology - a think&DO tank on the development of Coherent Leadership™ and social capital, systemically linking the topics of Human and Technology, founder and co-founder of the international Centre for Technology Ethics, author of “The Village" Model of Social Ecosystem Development™, the Coherent Leadership Model ™ (the first leadership model on the Polish market), and “The Loop" - Non-linear Model of Long-Term Social Development and Return on Social Capital Humanites. Academic lecturer, mentor, juror, founder of the Educational Leaders Leadership Academy - the first leadership development programme in education in Poland (by 2022 over 600 graduates, school principals from all over Poland with a social impact of about 1.5 million children and youth); initiator of the Global Social Movement Two Hours for Family/For Man to bring people together and counter loneliness (participation of employers from 59 countries) and author of the annual conferences "Cohesive Leadership™. People and Technology'; Member of the Scientific Council of IDEAS NCBR - a research and development centre operating in the field of artificial intelligence and digital economy, the Chapter of Eagles of the Republic of Poland and the Social Council of Wrocław University of Technology. Top 10 sustainable development leaders in Poland according to Forbes Women magazine. She is an advocate of systemic measures to support people in today's world, so that they can find a sense of meaning, joy in close relationships, make good use of new technologies, and not become their unreflective object.

Elsa González Esteba

Associatet Professor -tenured- of Moral Philosophy (ethics) in the Department of Philosophy and Sociology. Universitat Jaume I, Spain. Her research work focuses on the field of applied ethics and systems of governance and ethical management in organisations. She is member of the Research Group on Practical Ethics and Democracy. She is the author of more than 50 specialised works published in national and international articles and books, and has participated continuously in national and international projects financed by public bodies as a researcher. She is currently principal investigator and coordinator of the EUROPEAN HORIZONTE 2020 project: ETHNA System (Ethics Governance System for RRI in Higher Education, Funding and Research Centres) as well as the Ministry of Science and Innovation project: "Ethics applies reliability for artificial intelligence". He has also developed an intense work of knowledge transfer to the social and economic spheres through various projects, as well as collaborations with institutions, including his current participation as a member of the Public Ethics Commission of the Basque Government since January 2022 and of the Ethics Committee of the Social Services of the Valencian Government since February 2023. Finally, since 2003 she has held management functions, becoming deputy editor of the journal RECERCA. Revista de Pensament i Análisi.

Dr Isidoros Karatzas

Head of the Ethics and Research Integrity Sector, European Commission, DG Research & Innovation, Biochemist and Psychologist by training. He has been a "Science" Programme Research Fellow (precursor to the Marie Currie Programme). After joining the European Commission, he was responsible for the evaluation of the Framework Programmes where he set up the European Network on RTD Evaluation. Consequently, he managed the risk governance research file and was the scientific secretary of the European Research Advisory Board (EURAB), a Commission high-level advisory body dealing with research policy and priorities. Currently, he is the head of the Ethics and Research Integrity Sector in DG Research and Innovation. As head of the sector, he established the self-assessment and ethics advisors methodology as well as advanced training courses on research ethics and research integrity for Commission staff, the research ethics experts community, early carrier researchers and for national and European professional associations. He has set up the first European system of ethics audits and checks and has led the efforts to produce specific guidelines on ethics in research. With his team initiated the efforts to update and publish the new European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity and prepared and implemented the Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe research ethics appraisal process.

Dr Ralf Lindner

Head of the Department Policy & Society and Coordinator for Technology Assessment and Governance at the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI. He has participated in, managed and coordinated numerous large national and European research projects in the field of science, technology and innovation policy and governance. He is particularly interested in policy design and governance approaches for transformative change, mission oriented innovation policy, responsible research and innovation, and processes of policy learning. Additional research interests include the analysis of diffusion and adoption processes of emerging technologies, particularly ICTs, and Internet-based communication and interaction processes, particularly e participation and e-democracy. Ralf Lindner received his degree in political science and economics from the University of Augsburg, completed graduate work at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) and post-graduate studies at Carleton University (Ottawa). From 2011 to 2013 Dr Lindner held a chair in Political Science at the Quadriga University Berlin, where he also was head of the Department of Politics and Public Affairs. In 2018, he was appointed to the Regional Forum for Research and Innovation advising the Government of Lombardy on its innovation strategy.

Dr Ineke Malsch

Director of Malsch TechnoValuation a consultancy in technology and society. She graduated in Physics and holds a PhD in Philosophy. Her thesis was on international multistakeholder governance of nanotechnology. Under the tradename EthicSchool, she offers training in Responsible Innovation. In the EU-funded project RiskGONE ( she is responsible for ethics including the development and testing of guidelines and online tools supporting ethical impact assessment as part of the Risk Governance framework for nanomaterials. In the International Networking Initiative on Safe and Sustainable Nanotechnology (INISS-Nano), she leads the pillar on “International collaboration on ethical and societal aspects of nanotechnology”.

Prof. dr Piera Di Martino

Full professor in Pharmaceutical Technology and Cosmetology at the University of Chieti and Pescara (Italy), she coordinates the research of her group in both the academy and a small research company. Director of a second level Master degree in cosmetic science, she is author of more than 100 publications in peer reviewed Journals and the coordinator/person in-charge of 8 European H2020 research projects.

Emad Yaghmaei

Director of YAGHMA B.V. and a Senior Researcher at Delft University of Technology. His research interests cover organisational governance and processes with a focus on ethical, social, and governmental impact. He is particularly interested in designing and developing the necessary policies and methodologies for the implementation and evaluation of responsible innovation within an industrial context. His publications lie in the intersection of science, innovation, technology, and society. His current work takes the outset in Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) and its institutionalisation across innovation ecosystems.

Dr hab. Robert Sroka

Business ethicists, Partner and Head of the Value Enhancement Team, including ESG, at private equity fund. He has 15 years of experience in business ethics, ethics of new technologies, ESG, corporate governance, anti-bribery, human rights, and sustainable development projects. Robert is a member of the Department of Entrepreneurship and Business Ethics at Kozminski University. Additionally, Robert serves as a member of the Advisory Board of the Centre for Ethics of Technology at the Humanities Institute. He is actively involved in industry associations, including the Invest Europe ESG Committee and the European Business Ethics Network. Robert is an author of two books titled „Undiscovered Leaders of Contemporary Business Ethics” and „Ethics and Human Rights in Business.” He is a graduate of the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainable Leadership and has completed the Oxford Impact Investing Program at Saïd Business School. Robert was a great honor to be awarded 'ESG Professional of the Year’ at The Drawdown Awards 2022 in London and to be named one of the Twenty Most Influential in ESG in 2023 by Private Equity News. More at: