Costech is the multidisciplinary research unit of the UTC’s Department of Technology and Human Sciences. Its particularity is to be focused on the relationships between man, technology and society, on three levels: the technically constituted and technically constituent dimensions of human experience (CRED team), new social practices around digital media and devices (EPIN team), modelling and management of innovation and socio-technical changes specific to contemporary capitalism (IRC team).
The project of the unit for the next five years is to develop technological research in SHS in/on contemporary socio-technical environments.
Costech thus endeavours to combine ambitious and unconventional conceptual research with a desire to test technical, organizational and social achievements. The members of the unit thus participate in the realization of concrete devices: design of interfaces and coupling devices, participation in innovation processes, implementation of pedagogical or participatory devices, development of strategies of valorization.
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- Education / Training
- Science / Research
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Regional strategic areas of activity
- Societal and economic transition & Risk management
- New economic models
- Societal issues, employment, inclusion, social innovation