Co-Creative Tech Regulation

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Dealing with the co-development of new technologies and their legal regulations “in tandem”.

As innovative products and services become more complex, the consequences of deploying them become more difficult to anticipate. As a reaction to this development, concepts of co-creative tech regulation have emerged.

Testing a new product or service may require an exception from current legal rules, e.g. in order to test automated vehicles on public roads. Co-creative tech regulation is also about testing the law applicable to new technologies. This can mitigate legal uncertainty about how a new technology fits into the existing legal framework, which can be useful in order to anticipate technological developments that render established legal concepts ineffective.

We analyse and compare a range of different legal instruments that are currently being used to set up spaces for co-creative tech regulation.

Current projects involve research on energy communities and the co-creation of industry standards to encourage the use of climate-friendly technologies and

The Co-Creative Tech Regulation Group is led by Thomas Buocz, who is currently working on his doctoral thesis in innovation law. He has worked with co-creative tech regulation concepts in the context of national and international interdisciplinary research projects.