IFB is an international network of leading experts in philosophy and ethics of science and technology. It was established by Royal Decree in 1988. IFB has a long track record of initiating advanced research projects and organizing International Expert Meetings on innovative topics. Its program areas include health care, industry-oriented R&D and science dynamics. IFB has done project work commissioned by the Industry and by regional and national and European governments. It has been coordinator and partner of several EU research projects. In the 90’s, IFB was involved in designing new and operational ways of Technology Assessment and in the development of the social map as methodology for ethical research in support ethical debate and decision making.