From technology neutrality to diverse and impactful technology development

Technology neutrality is a key principle guiding regulation at both the national and EU level, according to which no particular technology should be favoured, leaving technological choices to the markets. However, there is little research on the relevance of this principle for strategic choices in research and innovation policy, such as investments into quantum, hydrogen, or other emerging technologies. This project deepened the understanding of the importance of technology neutrality and developed a national approach to impactfully orient research and innovation policy towards societal goals, enabling diverse technological development.