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Wednesday 29

Join the LIV_IN Virtual Summit & help us co-create the way we will live in 2030

Posted by LIV_IN Project on 29 May 2019

Digitalization, Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence hold the potential to improve citizens' daily lives and to create new business opportunities, while helping to address some of the the grand challenges the world is facing today. The Virtual Summit on Responsible Innovation for Smart Homes and Smart Health (June 11-12, 2019)  will explore how this immense potential can be navigated in a responsible, inclusive and sustainable manner. 

Through this post we want to provide you with some more info about some of the speakers and topics that will be discussed at the Virtual Summit

Can European values shape the global race for innovation?

The European Union's fundamental values include human dignity & rights, freedom, democracy, equality & the rule of law. Can these European values shape the global race for innovation? And how can Europe provide the conditions for world-class innovations that are successful in the market & contribute to solving societal challenges at the same time?

  • Compare policy & industry perspectives on technology leadership, European values & responsible innovation.
  • Explore citizen expectations toward policy makers & innovative companies.
  • Share your views on the role of European values for building our digital future.

Will Artificial Intelligence be your friend, your tool or your boss?

Leadership in AI is key to competitiveness. At the same time societal trust is at risk. Therefore companies feel the
need to prevent unintentional damage and misuse. Ethical AI ensures that the technology considers values, human
rights and transparency.

  • Learn where AI is already implemented and how it will affect your daily life.
  • Gain insights the risks and opportunities of AI in smart health and smart homes
  • Explore and discuss ethical guidelines and principles for responsible AI.

How much health data are you willing to share? 

Health data is sensitive data. While health data exchange between organizations is hotly debated, we privately collect
and share health data through wearable devices. Pooling and using such data might help to develop innovative
treatments and preventive care.

  • Explore the potential of data driven preventive health care.
  • Compare European and US perspectives on health data, privacy and responsibility.
  • Discuss what needs to be done to mitigate risks and prevent misuse.

What will your home look like in 2030?

Our homes are becoming smarter and more connected. Individual technologies and integrated smart home solutions increasingly reshape the way we organize our daily life at home. When designed responsibly smart home solutions may enable greater convenience, accessibility and sustainability, while remaining affordable.

  • Learn how smart home technologies fit within a circular economy.
  • Gain insights into trends, applications and implications of smart home solutions.
  • Explore how smart home innovations can enable autonomous living for people with disabilities.

Responsible start-ups: Value for money or money for values? 

Startups are at the forefront of innovation in Europe. Venture capital and access to finance are critical in the initial phases of business development. But are responsible innovation and sustainable business models rewarded by investors? And how can innovation support organizations promote responsibility in startups?

  • Learn how business angels and innovation support organizations foster responsible startups.
  • Explore success factors and barriers to responsible innovation in startups & SMEs.
  • Discuss the potential of startups and investors for driving responsible innovation.

What is the business case for responsible innovation? 

Responsible innovation promises a lot. Better ideas, social acceptance, lower risks, solutions that matter for society,
and innovation that contributes to sustainable development. But is there a business case for responsible innovation in times of hyper competition and ever shorter time to market?

  • Assess the added value of implementing responsible innovation in business.
  • Compare open, responsible and sustainability innovation approaches.
  • Explore how to benefit from linking CSR and innovation-management.

Towards a human-centered, collaborative & inclusive future?

Human-centered innovation approaches are increasingly popular among designers and innovators. Particularly in the context of Responsible Innovation a deep understanding of the needs and wishes of people is relevant in order to generate solutions that provide inclusive value. But what is needed to make innovation truly inclusive? How can meaningful participation be implemented in practice?

  • Discover how Design Thinking can be leveraged for Responsible Innovation.
  • Explore ways of including the needs of people such as impaired persons or deprived social groups into responsible ICT solutions.
  • Discuss requirements and best practice for meaningful citizen engagement in innovation.

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Experts from companies of all sizes, researchers and innovators, entrepreneurs and CSR managers, responsible innovation experts and RTD managers, citizens and anyone interested in these topics are invited to join the Virtual Summit. Register now here. You can download the complete programme from here


Thursday 21

Virtual Dialogue Days | Democratizing Innovation - Fostering collaboration among the public sector, industry, academia & civil society

Posted by Frederik Langkjær & Matilde Trevisani, RiConfigure project on 21 May 2020

Context

Quadruple Helix (QH) innovation, the collaboration of actors from public sector, industry, academia and civil society, is a
concept to address complex problems and to innovate for the benefits of all involved. By emphasizing collaboration
across sectors and the active involvement of civil society, QH links to models such as Open Innovation 2.0 and Mode3. The EU project RiConfigure has engaged with a number of QH cases across Europe and Colombia and established first-hand knowledge how these work in practice. The current COVID-19 crisis creates new challenges for society while, at the same time, 'old' problems, such as the climate crisis, are not disappearing. Most of the ways addressing wicked problems are currently top-down and expert based. We thus aim to foster collaborative- and more democratic modes of innovation.

About the dialogue days

The RiConfigure 'dialogue days' are an open online process that brings together policy makers, practitioners and researchers working on and with QH innovation. Knowledge and experience of participants from innovation policy and praxis are linked with findings from an empirical analysis of European and Colombian cases of Quadruple Helix collaborations. The analyzed cases are innovation projects located in fields such as energy production, climate change adaption, connected mobility and smart labor. Together we will discuss what it needs for these type of innovation projects to thrive - particularly in these challenging times. Special emphasis will be given to learnings from COVID-19 challenges to innovation collaborations, both as impacts on and potential of innovation in corona times.

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Thursday 19

RRI Tools & LIV_IN have joined forces to improve and expand contents of the RRI Toolkit

Posted by Eva Zuazua Schücker - RRI Tools on 19 Mar 2020

The LIVING INNOVATION project brings together 14 partners from all over Europe, including major industry leaders, civil society and research organizations to co-develop more responsible, inclusive and sustainable approaches to innovation in the ICT sector. The project is building capacity and instruments to support the integration of responsible innovation in industrial contexts. The ultimate goal is to shift attitudes towards responsible innovation from risk to opportunity, across sectors and target groups.

LIV_IN is organizing co-creation workshops with lead users and citizens, who are jointly working on solutions that meet user needs and leverage collective creativity to tackle societal challenges, in the areas of smart homes and smart health, and that may uncover new business opportunities. The project has also created a virtual community platform meant to serve as an interactive space for discussion, knowledge exchange and collaboration, open to experts and practitioners in digitization and responsibility.

RRI Tools and LIV_IN have joined forces to enrich and improve contents of the RRI Toolkit focusing on industry needs, and to give higher visibility to LIV_IN and its activities among the R&I community.

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Wednesday 26

Including RRI in the development and implementation of Horizon Europe

Posted by E.-M. Forsberg, A. Gerber and S. G. Carson on 26 Feb 2020

** This post was last updated in March 9th **

The Coronavirus disease occured in a serious number of cases in Italy. The Italian government has ordered the closing of schools and universities as well as the cancellation of all cultural events and conferences until 3 April 2020. The Fit4RRI project decided to postpone its Final Summit, until 29-30 April 2020 (if possible), either in presence or virtually. The RRI Forethinkers workshop has therefore also been postponed and the promoters will decide their nexts steps in the coming days

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Now is a crucial time for joining forces to strengthen the visibility of RRI in Horizon Europe!

We therefore invite key RRI proponents, from key European RRI projects, and a range of ERA member states, to meet for a workshop (Rome, 20-21 March 2020) where the aim is to agree on, and coordinate, actions intended to help advance RRI in Horizon Europe. The workshop is organised with support from the Research Council of Norway and in collaboration with the European New HoRRIzon project, and with the kind support of the Fit4RRI organisers and the Sapienza Università di Roma which has offered to host the workshop at their premises, in connection with the Fit4RRI Summit. You can download the invitation to the workshop and the draft agenda from here (*)

Hereby we are sharing a position paper we intend to send to relevant shadow committee representatives for Horizon Europe, as well as other stakeholders that might be important for supporting the RRI agenda in Horizon Europe. Feel free to reuse parts of the document (or the whole!) for your own lobbying purposes.

POSITION PAPER 

Including RRI in the development and implementation of Horizon Europe 

E.-M. Forsberg, A. Gerber and S. G. Carson (February 2020)

 

Why RRI in Horizon Europe?
 
The European Union has an ambition to be a global leader in sustainable and value-driven research and innovation. The European Union, including the upcoming framework programme Horizon Europe, builds upon the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and has committed to the European Green Deal, where ‘the full range of instruments available under the Horizon Europe programme will support the research and innovation efforts needed’. It is stated that ‘Conventional approaches will not be sufficient. Emphasising experimentation, and working across sectors and disciplines, the EU’s research and innovation agenda will take the systemic approach needed to achieve the aims of the Green Deal. The Horizon Europe programme will also involve local communities in working towards a more sustainable future, in initiatives that seek to combine societal pull and technology push’. Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) is an approach that can support this agenda. 
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Monday 02

Update on SwafS & RRI in Horizon Europe, the upcoming EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation )

Posted by Ulrich Schoisswohl from FFG, Austria - NewHoRRIzon project on 02 Dec 2019

Post by Ulrich Schoisswohl from FFG - originally published at the NewHoRRIzon´s project news section

A big thank you to everyone who came forward and supported SwafS and RRI in the public consultations on Horizon Europe launched by the European Commission!

We are relieved that our requests for a stronger consideration of SwafS and RRI have made it into the report on the web-based consultations. Considering the fact that there was no mentioning of SwafS and RRI before the public consultations this is indeed a big win!

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Thursday 17

Challenges for the further development & implementation of responsible innovation - some highlights:

Posted by Dr. Rene von Schomberg on 17 Oct 2019

On the occasion of the launch of the International Handbook on Responsible Innovation, a series of international events are taking place to discuss the challenges ahead of us for the further development and implementation of responsible innovation.

Three debates have taken place until now in Leiden, London and Brussels. The next one will be the 27th November in Manchester.

In this post you will find the agenda’s for the events in Leiden and London and the highlights of these discussions

 

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