Techne embodies our vision to apply our knowledge and skills to support innovative ideas and spread techne infiniti or “infinite knowledge”.
Techne is a Greek word that translates to craftsmanship, craft, or art. In the Dictionary of Philosophy, it is defined as: “The set of principles, or rational method, involved in the production of an object or the accomplishment of an end; the knowledge of such principles or method; art. Techne is characterized as pragmatic, variable, context-dependent, and oriented toward production. Based on practical instrumental rationality governed by a conscious goal. While typically translated as "art," or "craft”, it also used as "skill," "expertise," "technical knowledge," and even "science," and has been decisive in shaping our "technological" culture. The original concept appears today in terms such as ‘technique’ and ‘technology’. Technology, therefore, is a system of practical knowledge.
Plato viewed techne and systematic or scientific knowledge as being closely related. In “The Republic”, written by Plato, the knowledge of forms is the indispensable basis for the philosophers' craft of ruling in the city. He called it Kingly Techne. In The Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle asserted that techne was the systematic use of knowledge for intelligent human action. From Socrates onwards, the notion of technē is employed for thinking about the connections between reason, ends, and action. Technai are held to possess epistemological virtues (such as coherence and explanatory power) and practical virtues (their delivering of detailed instructions for action) against which other bodies of belief or practical systems can be studied and judged. Techne is also a part of communication and affects how human cultures interact. When people speak to one another, they apply their knowledge of social interactions, verbal and nonverbal cues, and their shared language to the skill of speaking.