Thursday 14

Get to know the RRI Tools Training Showcases - developed to help bring RRI to life

Posted by RRI Tools on 14 Sep 2017

To help bring RRI to life in a concrete way, the project has developed a series of showcases, which give detailed descriptions of examples of RRI in practice. The showcases are accompanied by activities that help trainees think through the steps and resources involved in making RRI happen.

The Challenge Driven Innovation Scheme - Based in Sweden

Developed by the Swedish Innovation Agency (Vinnova), this programme funds collaboration in R&I within consortia of partners from different parts of society and has resulted in new working methods across the agency as a whole.

Check why this scheme demonstrates many of the RRI components and criteria.

The EPSRC’s Framework for Responsible Innovation - Based in the UK

When a major funder adopts key elements of RRI there’s a real incentive on researchers and their industrial partners to take note. The UK’s Engineering and Physical Research Council did just that in 2012 with its Framework for Responsible Innovation.

Check why this case shows that key elements of RRI do work for hard-nosed research and innovation teams.

The Fishery Benchmarking project of the IPMA - Based in Portugal

How can we expect workers in the fishing industry to provide marine scientists with data into how different species were faring, when those same data might be used to stop them fishing? This dilemma confronted — and was solved by — the Portuguese Institute of Marine and Atmospheric science by novel public engagement techniques.

Check why this case shows that RRI can provide win-win opportunities.

The Hao2 company - Based in the UK

Hao2 is a ‘social company’ that develops and sells 3D virtual environments. Although these products are used in a range of settings, from businesses to education, the company aims to increase opportunities for those with autism and other complex needs — 80% of Hao2’s workforce has disabilities such as autistic spectrum disorders.

Check why this case shows that RRI can provide successful business opportunities.

The Knowledge for Climate project - Based in the Netherlands

The Knowledge for Climate (KvK) programme aimed to make the effects of climate change comprehensible and manageable for the Netherlands, a priority for this low-lying country. It provides a model of a government, the research community, industry and citizens coming together to find socially acceptable solutions.

The Novo Nordisk Blueprint for Change - Based in Denmark

Novo Nordisk is a major pharmaceutical company that set out to challenge diabetes on the other side of the world. Using a “triple bottom line” of being socially and environmentally responsible, as well as financially responsible, it set out to ensure that diabetes sufferers received the treatment they need.

Check why this case shows that RRI can enhance “the bottom line” for all concerned.

The Social Innovation Factory - Based in Belgium

The SIF is a networking organization that organization that promotes, guides and supports social and societally innovative business concepts. It is a convener for different stakeholders. It is driven by a diverse community and is open to all individuals and groups.

Find out how the SIF succeeds in accelerating a shared culture of responsible innovation in Flanders and Brussels.

The Xplore Health project - Based in Spain

How should scientific and research careers be made attractive for young people? Xplore Health is a European educational programme that is a proof of concept on how to bridge the gap between research and secondary education with an innovative educational approach.

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