Friday 30

Ready to take off? Embark on a new journey in 2017 with the RRI Toolkit

Posted by The RRI Tools coordination team on 30 Dec 2016

After three intense and rewarding years, the RRI Tools project is coming to an end by 31 December 2016, leaving the Responsible Research and Innovation Toolkit as a legacy. This Toolkit, which contains nearly 500 tools28 guidelines50+ training resources, and a self-reflection tool, is meant to serve the community and further grow and develop. 

As a participatory Toolkit, it belongs to everyone. Whether you belong to the research or the education community, whether you work in policy-making, in industry and business, or in civil society organisations, we have collected resources adapted to your specific field of activity, on a variety of topics such as public engagementgovernancescience educationgender equalityopen accessethics... If you have not done so yet, create an account and join our 1000+ members so you can also add your own tools!

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Thursday 15

A Science Centre as an open classroom to learn, play, discuss and reflect

Posted by Ecsite on 15 Dec 2016

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.”

― Helen Keller

We know for quite a long time that active, inquiry-based learning is designed to help teachers build their students’ learning skills in an open environment. If we combine this learning methodology with the PBL, or Problem-based learning, we get a tantalising combination that currently young students from Tartu, Estonia are enjoying when they spend a whole day at the AHHAA Science Centre, in the context of the AHA STUDY DAY.

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Monday 05

U19 – raising responsible innovators of tomorrow

Posted by Ecsite on 05 Dec 2016

Ars Electronica CenterArs Electronica festival and above all the Futurelab are very good examples of artists and creators as stakeholders in RRI processes. This is something that has already been discussed in this blog. In its 37 years of life, the festival core mission has been to scrutinise the main issue of how society and technology influence each other and ever since, the Ars Electronica group keeps on developing new concepts and working in new processes to achieve this.

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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.

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Thursday 24

Responsible development of quantum computing

Posted by Networked Quantum Information Technologies (NQIT) on 24 Nov 2016

UK government's quantum technologies strategy is aimed at making use of the astounding properties of quantum mechanics to develop a new generation of products which promise to transform our lives profoundly. The strategy actively promotes responsible research and innovation to ensure that these new products are socially desirable and embraced by the public.

Now one of the hubs set up as part of this strategy, Networked Quantum Information Technologies (NQIT) based at the University of Oxford, has produced a short animation explaining some of the RRI issues in quantum technologies, one of a series produced by each of the hubs.

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