Accelerating innovation at the confluence of public, political, citizen interests


  • Valentin Stelian BĂDESCU Bucharest Bar, Institute of Legal Research of the Romanian Academy
  • Ruxandra Ioana BĂDESCU Doctoral School, Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest


accelerating innovation, artificial intelligence, challenges, public interest, rights and freedoms


Could accelerating the best and highest quality innovation be the most effective strategy to drive sustainable growth? It tries to answer one of the great challenges of our time: what transformations will digital technology produce - from artificial intelligence to virtual reality - in social and political life, at the confluence of public, political, citizen interests? Analyzing how it can be used by the state and big technology companies with the aim of exercising control over people's lives and drawing inspiration from the millennial treasury of human thought, we try to challenge readers to review the meaning of concepts such as "democracy", "justice", "liberty" "equality", "power", "property". But sometimes or in such uncertain times, slowing down innovation can seem like an appropriate strategy. However, history shows us that accelerating relevant innovation is the best way to mitigate the consequences of any challenge. In this context, the Smart Cities International Conference (SCIC), 10th edition, 8 December 9 – 2022, with the provocative title Acceleration of innovation, organized by the Faculty of Public Administration within the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, invites you with love to the 10th edition of the Smart Cities International Conference, motivated us to "innovate" at a higher level, to strengthen the value equation of the conference and to further stimulate the interest of the readers.




How to Cite

BĂDESCU, V.S. and BĂDESCU, R.I. 2023. Accelerating innovation at the confluence of public, political, citizen interests. Smart Cities International Conference (SCIC) Proceedings. 10, (Oct. 2023), 299–310.

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