Conference "Responsible Research and Innovation in the health industry"- key messages from round tables
Posted by RRI Tools on 30 May 2017
The way forward: key messages from round tables
Closing remarks by Ignasi López at the Conference “Responsible Research and Innovation in the Health Industry” held at the EESC premises, in Brussels, on 18 and 19 May 2017.
I would like to thank all speakers and the moderator. This Conference is a joint initiative of the ELSI Board of the EIT Health and the Final Conference of the Responsible Industry project, together with the European Commission, the EESC and the “la Caixa" Foundation, who I do represent. I would like to thank them all.
I was asked to wrap up. And it is an honor to do so.
1st day: May 18th – some key messages:
- “No research and innovation about me without me”: there is a bottom up claim from society
- And a political answer: the framework of RRI
- A number of challenges are ahead
- In a very complex context
And a headline from EESC: “RRI - or however we call it - seems to be mature enough to embed it in the biggest R&I funding programme in the world: FP9”
In the 1st round table we saw amazing experiences of citizen engagement in different fields of R&I in the health sector: engagement of patients in the editorial process, as end users of innovation, as innovators… Through living labs, maker spaces, citizen science, biolabs, science museums, in industry (big corporates, SMEs and entrepreneurs...)