Collaboration with the Institute of Sociology, Goethe University of Frankfurt

Colloquia on Robotics and societal Innovations

within the chair of Prof. Birgit Blättel-Mink and in the framework of the ERASMUS agreement between FCT-UNL and the Goethe University of Frankfurt-am-Main.

Moniz, António Brandão. A contribuição da Sociologia para a formação em Engenharia[Contribution of sociology to the engineering training]. University Library of Munich, Germany, 2002. Abstract

This article is based on the lesson presented in the scope of academy activities in the area of Sociology (at FCT-UNL). It is intended to approach the controversies concerning the relation between technology and society (technological determinism, effect on employment, importance of the social behaviours in the definition of needs for new products and equipment), and on the most recent trends (over all, since middle of the last century) in terms of technological evolution and of its social and cultural change. Finally, this subject was dedicated to the presentation of the main factors that has lead to the development of the contribution of sociology for the training and education in engineering. Thus, one intends to acquire new elements on this area of knowledge also presented in other schools of engineering of other countries (for examples, United States and Holland), and how the theoretical beddings are been developed since the beginning of 20th century on the modalities of work organization that imply a cooperation between engineering and social sciences.

Biografia (resumo)

Professor Associado (desde 1999) de Sociologia Industrial na Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (UNL) desde 1999 (com Agregação para Professor Catedrático desde 2001). Coordenador do Programa Doutoral em "Avaliação de Tecnologia" da UNL (desde 2009).

Factores Sociais de Inovação A


Conhecimento dos processos de inovação a nível empresarial, e as suas implicações e necessidades económicas e sociais

Noções de economias solidárias e sustentáveis: a inovação responsável. Desenvolvimento da informação sobre políticas responsáveis de ciência e tecnologias a níveis regional e nacional na Europa, nos EUA e no Japão

Análise de indicadores de inovação científica e tecnológica e suas políticas

1. Introduction to the social dimension of innovation: agents, institutions, policies