VIRT-EU is is a consortium of international organisations and universities seeking to understand how the Internet of Things (IoT) designers and developers enact ethics in practice in order to develop tools to support reflection on ethics, data and privacy throughout the development process. Partners include IT University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design, Uppsala University, Politecnico di Torino, London School of Economics and Open Rights Group.

By first understanding how hardware and software entrepreneurs weigh ethical implications when designing new connected devices, VIRT-EU seeks to create a new framework which will be used to improve the design and development processes of technological innovation so connected devices more closely match the ethical and social values of the EU.

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This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 732027.