Monday 26

Engaging all of Europe in shaping our future

Posted by CIMULACT project on 26 Sep 2016

More than 1,000 citizens as well as numerous experts and stakeholders have been engaged in co-creation in an attempt to provide concrete input to EU’s Research and Innovation (R&I) agenda.

The EU funded project CIMULACT has engaged more than 1,000 citizens from 30 European countries to uncover the needs of the citizens and in a highly participatory process transform these into recommendations for future R&I agendas.

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Monday 26

Engaging all of Europe in shaping our future

Posted by CIMULACT project on 26 Sep 2016

More than 1,000 citizens as well as numerous experts and stakeholders have been engaged in co-creation in an attempt to provide concrete input to EU’s Research and Innovation (R&I) agenda.

The EU funded project CIMULACT has engaged more than 1,000 citizens from 30 European countries to uncover the needs of the citizens and in a highly participatory process transform these into recommendations for future R&I agendas.

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Tuesday 20

Gender in RRI and Sustainable Development

Posted by RRI Tools on 20 Sep 2016

In September 2015 the United Nations adopted 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs), one of which is gender equality (SDG 5). This goal recognizes that gender equality and the empowerment of women are crucial to sustainable development. We at the RRI Tools project know that these objectives are also essential to RRI. However, Inés Sánchez de Madariaga claims that, even though most of the UN’s other 16 SDGs also have gender dimensions, their gender-related aspects have not been “properly addressed”.

Inés Sánchez de Madariaga, the UNESCO chair on Gender, Science, Technology and Innovation at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, has been actively studying and promoting gender equality in sustainable development for almost 20 years. Speaking at RRI Tools’ second Train the Trainers workshop in July at CosmoCaixa Barcelona, she highlighted recent policy discussions and achievements occurring in the run-up to the UN’s Habitat III Conference on sustainable urban development taking place in October in Quito, Ecuador.

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Tuesday 13

Responsible Research and Innovation: Which criteria? Which wording? Where?

Posted by Science Animation on 13 Sep 2016

Summary of a full day workshop

Friday 1st of July, about forty people – academics, cultural actors, businesses, policy makers – met up at the Cité des science et de l'industrie for a full day workshop on Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) that we co-organized within the RRI Tools project framework. “European project”, “Science education”, “Living Lab”, “Sustainable innovation” … are a some of the words that could be heard during participants conversations, waiting for the beginning of the day, coffee at hand. There is no doubt that the RRI concept triggers enthusiasm as well as it fosters questioning.

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Thursday 08

Challenge Driven Innovation in action

Posted by Vetenskap & Allmänhet​ on 08 Sep 2016

To help bring RRI to life, the RRI Tools project has identified eight showcases, which are good examples of RRI in practice. We will introduce you to each of these, explaining what it is and why they are good representatives of RRI.

Finding solutions to societal challenges requires cross-disciplinary, needs-driven research. But how can national research funding organisations ensure that their funding programmes support the type of collaborations needed to address them?

Challenge Driven Innovation (CDI) is a funding programme introduced by Vinnova, Sweden’s Innovation Agency, which funds collaboration in research and innovation within consortia of partners from different parts of society. The cross-disciplinary, cross-sectorial and challenge-orientated model introduced by Vinnova clearly demonstrates many elements of Responsible Research and Innovation and is one of the RRI Tools’ showcase projects.

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