Thursday 01

The RRI Tools final conference: some highlights

Posted by RRI Tools on 01 Dec 2016

The RRI Tools final conference took place on November 21st and 22nd 2016 in Brussels. An agora designed to friendly share and analyse how research and innovation can be further built upon more open and responsible foundations, this event gathered over 250 participants. Nearly 80 speakers shared their views with the public on the future of openness of research and innovation and the social impact of science. On Monday 21st, the sessions reviewed the main goals and outcomes of the RRI Tools project, taking stock of what we have achieved so far. On Tuesday 22nd, the sessions aimed at opening the perspectives on Responsible Research and Innovation in the other parts of the world, and in the future, beyond the 2020 horizon. You can browse here through the full programme of the conference

Relive some of the highlights of the final conference with this Storify feed. Watch also the photo album of the final conference and download the much-praised RRI Tools booklet for a practical tour of Responsible Research and Innovation.

The conference also hosted, in the evening of Monday 21st, the Ceremony of the European Foundations Award for Responsible Research and Innovation, a sister initiative that aimed to recognise the best 3 RRI projects in Europe and to publish 15 good RRI cases throughout Europe. The winners are: Mistra Urban Futures (Sweden), on co-creation of knowledge for sustainable urban development, the IMRR project (Italy), on sustainable water management of the Vietnamese Red-Thai Binh river, and MiCROWDscopy (Spain) on video games and big data for collective tele-diagnosis of malaria and tuberculosis. Find out more on the fifteen EFARRI nominees and the final winners and view the pictures of the EFARRI Award Ceremony.

And if you missed the conference, please stay tuned. The presentations and videos of the conference are to be shared with you all very soon! We will keep you informed on this blog and in our social media.


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