M.Sc. Nina Maria Frahm

Doctoral Candidate

Innovation Research

Nina Frahm is a research associate and doctoral candidate at the Innovation, Society and Public Policy Research Group at the Munich Center for Technology in Society (MCTS), Technical University Munich. She was a 2018-2019 Visiting Research Fellow with the Program on Science, Technology and Society at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. In her doctoral research, Nina explores Responsible Innovation as a new paradigm for the transnational governance of science, technology and innovation. In particular, her research critically examines the emergence, institutionalization and circulation of transnational policy frameworks for the alignment of innovation and society. As internal consultant for the Working Party on Biotechnology, Nanotechnology and Converging Technologies of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), she regularly translates her research into policy advice. Nina initiated and curated the “European Disputes”, a series of congresses on European Politics in Collaboration with the International Literature Festival Berlin.

Prior to her dissertation research, Nina was a researcher at the Technical University of Berlin where she investigated the governance of heterogeneous innovation networks in the EU-Horizon 2020 project ‘smart3’. She received her MSc in Science and Technology Studies (Research Master Cultures of Arts, Science and Technology) and holds a BA in European Studies, both from Maastricht University. As a junior researcher at the Institute for Science and Technology Studies (IESCT) at the National University of Quilmes, Argentina, she also studied Inclusive Innovation policies in Latin America with a particular focus on ICT as technologies for social inclusion.

  • Responsible Research and Innovation, Inclusive Innovation
  • Ethical, Legal, Social Issues of Innovation
  • Governance of Science, Technology and Innovation in transnational settings
  • Co-production and co-creation of Science, Technology and Society
  • National and regional cultures of science and technology
  • Neuroscience, Neurotechnology and Neuroethics
  • Responsible Innovation in corporate settings
  • Frahm, Nina, Tess Doezema, and Sebastian Pfotenhauer (2021) “Fixing Technology with Society: The Coproduction of Democratic Deficits and Responsible Innovation at the OECD and the European Commission.” Science, Technology, & Human Values. https://doi.org/10.1177/0162243921999100.
  • Pfotenhauer, S.M., Frahm, N., Winickoff, D. (2021) et al. Mobilizing the private sector for responsible innovation in neurotechnology. Nature Biotechnology (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41587-021-00947-y
  • Garden, H., Winickoff, D.E., Frahm, N. and Pfotenhauer, S. (2019) Responsible Innovation in Neurotechnology Enterprises. OECD Science, Technology and Industry Working papers, No. 2019/05. OECD Publishing, Paris. Available at http://www.oecd.org/sti/emerging-tech/workshop-on-minding-neurotechnology.htm.
  • Mamidipudi, A. and Frahm, N. (2019) Turning Straw to Gold: Mobilizing Symmetry in Responsible Research and Innovation. Science, Technology & Society, Special Issue ‘RRI in the Global South: Agriculture, Renewable Energy and the Pursuit of Mutual learning’ (forthcoming).
  • Kuziemski, M., Frahm, N. and Schioelin, K. (2019) Zuckerberg and Warren want to fix Big Tech in different ways – and neither of them will work. Quartz Ideas. Available at https://qz.com/1601587/elizabeth-warren-and-mark-zuckerbergs-differing-views-on-big-tech
  • Frahm, N. and Doezema, T. (2019) Are scientists’ reactions to ‘CRISPR babies’ about ethics or self-governance? STAT first opinion. Available at https://www.statnews.com/2019/01/28/scientists-reactions-crispr-babies-ethics-self-governance/
  • Garden, H. and Winickoff, D. (2018) Issues in Neurotechnology Governance. OECD Science, Technologyand Industry Working Papers, 2018/11, OECD Publishing, Paris. Collaboration as internal consultant.
  • Frahm, N. (2017) International governance of Neuroscience and Neurotechnology: Whom to trust with the assessment of future pathways? The Neuroethics Blog. http://www.theneuroethicsblog.com/2017/11/international-governance-of.html

 

 

  • Munich Center for Technology in Society, TU Munich, Germany. Responsible Neurotechnology Innovation Across Countries. Mentor für das MA Immersion Project (WS 2019/20).
  • Munich Center for Technology in Society, TU Munich, Germany. Responsible Governance of Emergent Neurotechnologies: Brain Projects, Dual Use and Constructed Identitites in Europe and the U.S. MA thesis supervision Patzelt, N. (SS 2019).
  • Munich Center for Technology in Society, TU Munich, Germany. Conquering the “Ultimate Territory”: Science Policy, Technonationalism, and Global Governance in Chinese Neuroscience and Neurotechnology. MA thesis supervision Chen, Y. (SS 2019).
  • MIT Media Lab, Massachussets Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA. Epistemic Justice – Knowledge Hierarchies, Symmetries and Stituated Epistemologies. Invited lecture in “Ancient Modern Technology”, MAS.S62 (WS 2018/19).
  • Munich Center for Technology in Society, TU Munich, Germany. Of Coffee Cups, Conscious Consumers, and Cultures. MA thesis supervision Zink, V. (SS 2018).
  • Munich Center for Technology in Society, TU Munich, Germany. Global Governance and Responsible Innovation in Neuroscience and Neurotechnology. Mentor für das MA Immersion Project (WS 2017/18).
  • Munich Center for Technology in Society, TU Munich, Germany. Nudging in Germany – Constructing the Knowledge-able Consumer in a New Governance Regime. MA thesis supervision Krupp, S. (WS 2017/18).
  • Munich Center for Technology in Society, TU Munich, Germany. Introduction to Science and Technology Policy, Co-Lehre mit Pfotenhauer, S.M.  (SS 2017).
  • Frahm, N. “Ethics and Society” in Global Governance. 4S Conference, New Orleans, US (2019).
  • Frahm, N., Schioelin, K. and Kuizemski, M. Innovation under Fire: Shifting Imaginaries of Science, Technology and Society Governance. Panel convenor 4S Conference, New Orleans, US (2019).
  • Frahm, N. and Doezema, T. Fixing Innovation with Society: Soft Constitutionalism in the ‘New’ Global Governance of Innovation. Meeting of the Science and Democracy Network Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (2019).
  • Lipstin, M., Hurlbut, B., Pfotenhauer, S., Frahm, N. and Smallman, M. Roundtable: Teaching the Ethics of Technology. Meeting of the Science and Democracy Network Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (2019).
  • Frahm, N. Epistemic Justice – Knowledge Hierarchies, Symmetries and Stituated Epistemologies. Invited lecture at “Ancient Modern Technology” course, MIT Media Lab, Massachussets Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA (2019).
  • Frahm, N. Re-Examining the Neuro Subject: Ethicalization vs. Democratization in the Production of a New Governance Regime. NSF/DFG joint workshop “Technoscientific Constitutionalism“, Washington, D.C. (2019).
  • Frahm, N. The Construction of OECD Principles for Responsible Innovation in Neurotechnology. Presentation Fellows Meeting, Program on Science, Technology & Society, Harvard Kennedy School (2018).
  • Frahm, N. and Pfotenhauer, S.M. International Governance and Responsible Innovation in Neuroscience and Neurotechnology: A Comparative Perspective, 4S Conference Sydney, Australia (2018).
  • Pfotenhauer, S.M., Frahm, N., Kuhlmann, S. and Mamidipudi, A. Global Perspectives on Responsible Innovation: Widening the Gaze. Panel convenor, 4S Conference Sydney, Australia (2018).
  • Frahm, N. and Winickoff, D. Policy Roundtable: “Building Norms and Institutions Responsibly: Engaging MCTS in Policy Settings”, Meeting of the Science and Democracy Network Munich, Germany (2018).
  • Frahm, N., Pfotenhauer, S.M., Winickoff, D. Developing Robust International Principles for Responsible Innovation. EU-SPRI 2018, Paris, France (2018).
  • Frahm, N., Engels, F., Schröpfer, A., Pfotenhauer, S.M., Hilgartner, S. Practicing Conceptual Flexibility: Staging Your Research Through the Work of Stephen Hilgartner. Doctoral Workshop, MCTS, TU Munich, Germany (2017)