Sustaining Responsible Research and Innovation in the Western Balkan

Final WBC-RRI.NET project meeting

Section: Research Policy & Development

Date: 8. - 9. February 2024

The WBC-RRI.NET final event aims to disseminate project results, highlight key achievements, and enable discussions for continuation of this successful journey. A skills competition on the "Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in practice – a case study competition" will be one of the key activities within the event, where students selected from the project partners will be working in mixed teams. Project partners from each WB territory will ensure participation of one team per country that will have up to 4 students and 1 or 2 mentors. Students will be divided into mixed teams and guided by mentors assigned through a random selection process. Also, all non-WB countries partners in the project are welcome to send their students and/or mentors. Participants in the team can be students from secondary schools, university undergraduate or master students – it is up to each country to decide who will participate in the competition. Mentors can be experts outside of the consortium, or any member from the project team. Costs for covering the participation of the teams and mentors is within each partner own budget.

Day 1: A half-day public event introducing project achievements, mainly focusing on the anchor initiatives and the established Regional Association for Responsible Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Students will be divided into mixed teams and the details of the competition case will be presented. The other half of the day features closed sessions for consortium members, working groups, and the advisory board, while student teams work on the case.

Day 2: Public event gathering ministry representatives, stakeholders, and participants from other projects. The event will be finalized with a pitching session by the students’ teams taking part in the skills competition, and the announcement of the winners.

Type: Collaborative event (ZSI as co-organiser)

Organizer: WBC-RRI.NET consortium

Location: Macedonian Academy of Sciences & Arts, Boulevard Krste Petkov Misirkov, 2, Skopje


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